Treating type 2 diabetes. It is used along with diet and exercise. Byetta is a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist. It lowers blood sugar by increasing the release of insulin from the pancreas. It also mimics the actions of certain hormones that lower blood sugar levels.
Byetta (exenatide) is used to treat individuals suffering from type 2 diabetes. The drug is a GLP-1 agonist that helps to control blood sugar levels. This medication is an injectable medicine and may be used in combination with other medication.