To help lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise who are not at goal with pills

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT YOUR TREATMENT PLAN


Part of starting to take charge of type 2 diabetes means being prepared before talking to your doctor. To ensure that your discussion is as productive as possible, you can build your own personalized Doctor Discussion Guide.

Be Prepared before talking to your doctor.

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR NEXT DOCTOR'S VISIT!

Simply take a few minutes to answer questions about yourself and your type 2 diabetes treatment, and we’ll generate a discussion guide that’s personalized for you!

BUILD YOUR PERSONAL DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE

To build your guide, simply answer the questions below. You can then download the guide, print it out, and bring it with you on your next visit. Or, you can even email it to yourself!

Note: this guide is for your convenience only, we’re not going to collect any information from you.

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TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR

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TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR

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Let's talk about you

Remember, your doctor’s appointment is the perfect place to share how you’re feeling about your type 2 diabetes treatment plan. While these questions can serve as a guide, be sure to bring up ALL of your concerns or questions about your type 2 diabetes.

How are you feeling about what you are currently doing to manage your type 2 diabetes? Required *

Okay

Frustrated

Worried

Depressed

Hopeless

What is your main goal for managing your type 2 diabetes? Required *

Lower my blood sugar (A1C)

Lose some weight

Lower my blood sugar (A1C) and lose some weight

I haven’t really thought about it

How are you feeling about your general health and wellbeing? Required *

I’ve been feeling pretty good

I’ve not been feeling that great

I’ve been feeling terrible

How have you been doing, as far as keeping active? Required *

I am exercising regularly

I exercise when I can

I don’t exercise as often as I need to

I rarely exercise

How about your eating habits? Have you been making an effort to eat healthy? Required *

Yes, every day

Somewhat regularly

When I can

Not as often as I need to

Almost never

Let's talk about your medicine

Obviously, talking to your doctor about the medication you’re taking as part of your type 2 diabetes treatment plan is important. Here are a few important points. Be sure to discuss EVERY concern and ask EVERY question you may have about any medication you are taking.

What medications are you currently taking for your type 2 diabetes?

Enter all medications you are taking to treat your type 2 diabetes. Separate each medication with a comma if you take more than one.

(For your convenience only, we will not retain any information about you from this guide.)

Do you feel like your current type 2 diabetes medications are making a difference? Required *

Yes, definitely

Probably

Not sure

No, I don't think so

How interested are you in hearing about different type 2 diabetes medication options? Required *

Very interested

Interested

Only if my doctor brings it up

Not sure

Would you be interested in hearing about a once-weekly medication option? Required *

Yes, that’s just what I’m looking for!

Maybe, if the doctor thinks it’s right for me

Not sure

Would you be interested in hearing about a non-insulin injectable medication option? Required *

Sure, if it really made a difference in my blood sugar

Maybe, I’m not too keen on the idea of injection

Probably not, the doctor would really have to convince me
 

We’d like to help you learn more about BYDUREON

While we hope you’ve been able to learn a lot about BYDUREON here on our website, we’d encourage you to select questions that you’d like to ask your doctor during your next visit.

Check as many as you wish.

How does BYDUREON work differently than the medicine for type 2 diabetes I’m taking now?

Would I take BYDUREON by itself, or with my other type 2 diabetes medicines?

What are the possible side effects of BYDUREON?

Would I really only have to take BYDUREON one time every week?

Could BYDUREON lower my blood sugar more effectively than the pills I’m taking?

How long would it be until I saw results with BYDUREON?

Is it really possible I could lose some weight while taking BYDUREON?

I’m concerned about an injection. How difficult is it to inject BYDUREON? Does it hurt much?

Are there ways to save money on BYDUREON?

How do I prepare and inject BYDUREON?

What if I try BYDUREON and decide it’s not for me? Am I stuck with the cost of trying it?
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THINGS YOU SHOULD TELL YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING BYDUREON:

  • If you or any of your family members have had thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma or Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2
  • If you are allergic to exenatide or any of the ingredients in BYDUREON
  • If you have or have had problems with your pancreas, kidneys, or liver
  • If you have severe problems with your stomach, such as slow emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems digesting food
  • If you have any other medical conditions
  • All the medicines you are taking
  • Any changes in your health condition, if you are pregnant or nursing, or plan to become pregnant or nurse

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise may cause serious side effects including:

  • POSSIBLE THYROID TUMORS, INCLUDING CANCER Tell your healthcare provider if you get a lump or swelling in your neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing, or shortness of breath. These may be symptoms of thyroid cancer. In animal studies, BYDUREON and medicines that work like it caused thyroid tumors, including thyroid cancer. It is not known if BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise will cause thyroid tumors or a type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in people

  • Do not use BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise if you or any of your family members have ever had MTC or if you have an endocrine system condition called Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2)

  • Do not use BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise if you have had an allergic reaction to exenatide or any of the other ingredients in BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise

  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) Stop using BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that will not go away, with or without vomiting. You may feel the pain from your abdomen to your back

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Your risk for getting low blood sugar may be higher if you use BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin. Tell your healthcare provider if you take other diabetes medicines. Talk to your healthcare provider about managing low blood sugar. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar include dizziness or lightheadedness, sweating, confusion or drowsiness, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, anxiety, irritability, mood changes, hunger, weakness, or feeling jittery

  • Kidney problems (kidney failure) Tell your healthcare provider if you have or had kidney problems. In people who have kidney problems, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting may cause a loss of fluids (dehydration) which may cause kidney problems to get worse

  • Stomach problems Tell your healthcare provider if you have severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems digesting food. Other medicines like BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise may cause severe stomach problems. It is not known if BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise cause or worsen stomach problems

  • Serious allergic reactions Stop using BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise and get medical help right away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including itching, rash, or difficulty breathing

  • Injection-site reactions Serious injection-site reactions, with or without bumps (nodules), have happened in some people who use BYDUREON. Some of these injection-site reactions have required surgery. Call your healthcare provider if you have any symptoms of injection-site reactions, including severe pain, swelling, blisters, an open wound, or a dark scab

The most common side effects with BYDUREON may include nausea, diarrhea, headache, vomiting, constipation, itching at the injection site, a small bump (nodule) at the injection site, and indigestion.

The most common side effects with BYDUREON BCise may include a bump at the injection site and/or nausea. Nausea is most common when you first start using BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise, but decreases over time in most people as their body gets used to the medicine.

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements, as taking them with BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise may affect how each medicine works.

Before using BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, nursing, or plan to become pregnant or nurse. BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise may harm your unborn baby.

APPROVED USES

  • BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise are both injectable prescription medicines that may improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and should be used along with diet and exercise

  • BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise are not recommended as the first choice of medicine for treating diabetes

  • BYDUREON and BYDUREON BCise are not substitutes for insulin and are not for people with type 1 diabetes or people with diabetic ketoacidosis

  • Do not use BYDUREON, BYDUREON BCise, BYETTA or other medicines containing exenatide together

  • It is not known if BYDUREON or BYDUREON BCise can be used in people with a history of pancreatitis

Please click here for Medication Guide, and click here for Full Prescribing Information for BYDUREON BCise.

Please click here for Medication Guide, and click here for Full Prescribing Information for BYDUREON.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.