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Betts replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"I loved the video.Very informational. I am going to look into it further and see if there''s any info re: people who have asthma etc. I am very well controlled on advair diskus but wouldn't want to upset the apple cart. Will keep you…"
Betts replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"I understand perfectly. For many years, my daughter(also diabetic T1) tried to persuade me to go on the pump & told her no way am I walking around with a needle in my stomach. What did I know. She had been on the pump 11 yrs. out of 20 with…"
Betts replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"Go Spiro Go! Your blood sugars that you posted a few times ago are incredible. Wow, is all I can say. You are blessed & fortunate to have those readings.Keep up the good work!"
Betts replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"Hi Spiro, So glad Afrezza is working so well for you. I truly wish I could take it, but having asthma, I don't think they would recommend it A little jealousy is creeping in here, but I'm thankful I'm able to be as well controlled as…"
Betts replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"So glad your son is doing well so far. I can imagine he will be so happy if he can get off the needles. I assume he is not on the pump. good luck to both of you with the Afrezza."
Betts replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"I took Exubera 7 years ago & made me cough every time I inhaled it. Had to quit the study about half way through. Bg's were not good either, so it was not a win win situation unfortunately. Hope Afrezza is working out better for you who are…"
Betts replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"What are the whistles you guys are talking about? Please clue me in."
Betts replied to mikep's discussion 'I started on Afrezza last night . . .'
"Hi Mike, Sounds like you are going gung-ho. I will be interested in seeing how you are progressing with it. Several years ago I was on a study with the first inhalable insulin & after several months of coughing after each inhalation, I had to…"
Mar 21
Betts replied to mohe0001's discussion 'Pump question' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I think the bolus correction actually is effective over four hours, where a shot is kind of all at once.Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Or maybe your basal needs adjusting. Here's hoping you get it straightened out. I know it can be…"
Feb 15
Betts replied to Elena's discussion 'Considering a pump: Omnipod or t-slim?' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Hi Elena, I actually did a paid research on the t-slim for 3 hours & did testing etc. It looks like a wonderful pump. Does everything but talk to you. Lots of bells and whistles that the omnipod does not have. I think it would be a smarter…"
Feb 8
Betts commented on Trudy's blog post 'My Friend With Diabetes'
"Hi Trudy, Glad your toes will be getting better. I've never had a problem with my feet.PTL! I go to a great podiatrist who trims my toe nails & a small callus on the bottom of my foot. Not really bad, just feels like I'm walking on a…"
Feb 1
Betts replied to krystal parker's discussion 'Basal Testing' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I usually leave well enough alone as long as my blood sugars are satisfactory If I get unusually high's or low's then I'll review my basals & tweek if necessary. I live in AZ. and we are having higher than normal temps. Today it…"
Jan 20
Betts commented on Trudy's blog post 'My Friend With Diabetes'
"Thanks Trudy for a beautiful story. God Bless you for sharing your time with her by reading. I'm sure she really appreciated your sweetness at such a young age.Take care and stay well. I am thankful for all the technology and discoveries in…"
Jan 11
Betts replied to Anthony's discussion 'Infusion disconnect while showering.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Sorry Pamela, I guess I assumed it was a medtronic. That's great you can wear it swimming. I guess you can wear it in the shower.I would be jumping for joy if I could do that with my medtronics pump."
Dec 1, 2014
Betts replied to Anthony's discussion 'Infusion disconnect while showering.' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"Hi Pamela, Did I read this rightS? You actually wear your pump when you are swimming. They are not waterproof. How do you manage that?"
Dec 1, 2014
Betts left a comment for rick (aka: #blankieboy)
"Thank You Rick for the kind birthday wishes. I plan to have a blessed day!"
Jun 26, 2014

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
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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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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 (aka: #blankieboy) 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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