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Betts left a comment for rick the "Blogabetic"
"Thank You Rick for the kind birthday wishes. I plan to have a blessed day!"
Jun 26
wendy left a comment for Betts
Jun 26
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for Betts
"Betts, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
Jun 26
Betts replied to Anthony's discussion 'Infusion disconnect while showering.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I always wear the little cover when showering. Don't like to take for granted that water is not going to sneak in there. My daughter never wears it when she showers. Different strokes for different folks!"
Jun 21
Betts replied to Anthony's discussion 'T:Slim pump being used in new Bionic Pancreas' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Absolutely! That is great news!"
Jun 16
Betts replied to melsk's discussion 'Pump Supplies Where to get them.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Hi Maureen, I get my pump supplies from Medtronic, but then I have a Paradigm pump. I thought you had to get them from your pump supplier, but you could search the internet. Just might find a cheaper price. Who knows? Good Luck!"
Jun 16
Betts replied to Alycat's discussion 'Tips for water parks?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"You could disconnect the pump, put the plastic cap on & depending how long you will be there, test often and take shots for bolus's. Your suggestion for Lantus could work too. Have fun at the water park."
Jun 4
Betts replied to Siri's discussion 'How many days do you wear an infusion set with steel cannula?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"They just mailed me 3 samples of the Orbit Micro which I am dying to try, consequently , just found out that they got my rx from Dr. but Orbit Micro will no longer be available. Bummers. Rep. said they changed to the Orbit 90 but can't count on…"
May 29
Betts replied to Aussie's discussion 'Onipod' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I hear there's pros & cons to the Omnipod. If you make a mistake when changing the pod, you must scrap it & start over with a new one, thus supplies are more expensive than medtronics paradigm. I might consider the Omnipod, but Medicare…"
May 29
Betts left a comment for Debe
"Blessings on your birthday Debe. Stay in touch. We have had a beautiful Spring here in AZ. just starting to push over 100 degrees. Today will be 108! We have been here for 48 years from Connecticut so we are use to it. I've been pumping for 5…"
May 27
Betts left a comment for Debe
"Hi Debe, Sorry for the late return to your question. We are on vacation & have to go to the library for wifi. To get medicare to cover pump supplies, insulin & test strips you must go to a provider who can bill medicare part B. I use CVS…"
May 27
Betts and Debe are now friends
May 27
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 Mikki, Ive been wearing the sure-t stainless needle for about 6 months & it is not user friendly at all. My husband has to do it cause I have osteoarthritis & can not reach my sides so good. I am awaiting samples of the new Orbit Micro…"
May 16
Betts commented on Regge's group 'Pumping Our Insulin'
"I am on medicare & due to wearing a pump,medicare covers my pump supplies, test strips & insulin which really helps a lot."
May 13
Betts liked Emily Coles's discussion Improving TuDiabetes; we need your feedback!!!
Apr 29
Betts commented on Regge's group 'Pumping Our Insulin'
"Sorry, Meant to say the Orbit."
Apr 28

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)
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)
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 8:20am on June 26, 2014, wendy said…
At 3:31am on June 26, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Betts, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

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.
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!

At 2:54am on June 26, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" 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

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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