Betts
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  • Tempe, AZ
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Betts replied to Krztina's discussion 'Vacation from your pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Sarah, I understand perfectly . I've been wearing the pump for 4 &1/2 yrs. now & after 4 yrs. I had too much scar tissue in my stomach area & had to switch to my sides & also switch to the sure-t infusion sets(steel needle…"
Thursday
Betts replied to Hummingbird's discussion 'Your favorite pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Skye, Thank you for this wonderful info. Much time & effort you contributed. I actually did an all day hands on research project on the t-slim pump. A lot of details to learn compared to my medtronic.Didn't realize it wasted so much insulin…"
Thursday
Betts replied to Krztina's discussion 'Vacation from your pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I agree with you 100%! The pump gives you so much more freedom."
Wednesday
Betts replied to Hummingbird's discussion 'Your favorite pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Hi Hummingbird, I have a medtronic( due to being on medicare, it's the only one they cover at present. I love it but there are many out there. Being so active you might like the omnipod caue it has no tubing to get in the way. Goole insulin…"
Wednesday
Betts replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
"Hi, I'm a TD1 & actually I feel more fortunate because I can push a button on my pump to give some insulin . A type 2 can check their bg but would have to take a shot every time they were high. My husband is pretty supportive. Changes my…"
Apr 11
Betts commented on Daniel's blog post 'Selfish...Why not give back?'
"Hi Daniel, You sound like a very motivated diabetic which is great. We should all be that motivated.It sort of gets you out of your self & your own situation. Keep on biking.. It's a great exercise for us diabetics or for that matter,…"
Apr 10
Betts replied to Krztina's discussion 'Vacation from your pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Me either...."
Apr 8
Betts replied to Krztina's discussion 'Vacation from your pump' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Krztina, A vacation, what's that? LOL I can't see why anyone would take a vacation from the pump & go back to several shots a dayZ Personally, I would never unless something happened to the pump or necessary due to surgery etc. How are…"
Apr 8
Betts replied to Ronda's discussion 'Air Travel and Insulin Pumps' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Hi Ronda, That's funny. I've been pumping for 4 years now & find I usually get high from just sitting in the plane with no exercise etc. Just take more insulin & it works out fine. I admire you traveling with a small one. Never had…"
Mar 25
Betts replied to Siri's discussion 'How many days do you wear an infusion set with steel cannula?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Yes, she knows & is ok with that."
Mar 23
Betts replied to Siri's discussion 'How many days do you wear an infusion set with steel cannula?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Hi Siri, I have worn the sure-t infusion with steelcannula for nearly a year now & change every 4 days. Never got an infection yet nor scar tissue. I had to do this because after 3 yrs of the teflon cannula in my stomach area I did get scar…"
Mar 22
Betts replied to Anthony's discussion 'Duration of Insulin Action Time vs. Insulin Action Time' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I use a medtronic pump & my diabetes educator said 4 hours for action time is correct."
Feb 26
Betts replied to Anthony's discussion 'Infusion disconnect while showering.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Hi Anthony, I always use the little plastic plug to keep water,liquid body soap,shampoo from possibly getting in there. Trying to be proactive. How do you like your t-slim? I've had a mini-med paradigm now for 4 years & like it pretty well."
Feb 24
Betts replied to Siri's discussion 'How many days do you wear an infusion set with steel cannula?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"i wear mine always for 4 days with no problem. The problem I have is finding enough new places to put it? Any suggestions? Can't use my stomach anymore cause I have scar tissue there after 4 years."
Sep 14, 2013
Betts might attend Emily Coles's event
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Stump the Guru!! Conversation with Gary Scheiner, CDE at TuDiabetes homepage

November 26, 2013 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm PSTWhat time is this where you are?How to watch a live event on TuDiabetes Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and…See More
Sep 13, 2013
Betts commented on Emily Coles's event 'Stump the Guru!! Conversation with Gary Scheiner, CDE'
"Has anyone had a problem when switching from quick-test to sure-T's? I have PMR which prevents me from reaching area where it goes in. Consequently my hubby has to do it.LOL"
Sep 12, 2013

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
sharing info & comments with other diabetics
Date diagnosed
March 12, 1965
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Paradigm 722
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://facebook
Tell us more about you (optional)
I've had diabetes for 47 years. Been wearing a pump for 3 & 1/2 yrs. Just about to receive the new Bayer contour next link meter. Heard it isn't back lit either. Bummers! I would enjoy sharing with other pump users.

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At 5:21am on June 26, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, Betts. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:18am on June 26, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BETTS!!
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on every day!
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At 2:54am on June 26, 2013, rick phillips said…

Betts happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness

At 7:07am on October 10, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Betts, glad you've joined the community. I've had it 45 years. this is the best place to hang out with others whho really get it. please join us for the chat Friday, details here
http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/live-videochat-with-diabetes-hands-foundation-founder-manny

At 1:57am on October 9, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 11:24pm on October 8, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!

 
 
 

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