Janet Ballone
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  • Stanhope, NJ
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Janet Ballone's Discussions

Chinese Food Disaster

Started this discussion. Last reply by Janet Ballone Apr 18, 2010. 15 Replies

Diabetes resulting from Pancreatitis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Apr 16, 2012. 22 Replies

 

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Janet Ballone replied to rgcainmd's discussion 'OmniPod and Apidra' in the group OmniPod Users
"I used Apridra for a long time and yes that happens. I always gave myself an extra unit of insulin before I changed it but DON'T DO THAT WITHOUT TALKING TO HER PHYSICIAN. That just worked for me. BG always went up after pod changes. Good luck."
Sep 16
Janet Ballone replied to Steve's discussion 'OmniPod Newbie Guidance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yes, I know what you mean about feeing wasteful. :-)"
Sep 9
Janet Ballone replied to Steve's discussion 'OmniPod Newbie Guidance' in the group OmniPod Users
"I believe it's 300 units... I only filled mine to 120 units because my body doesn't need that much at a time."
Sep 8
Janet Ballone replied to John11's discussion 'Pod restart?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've extracted the insulin quite a few times to load up another pod but never after 24 hours wearing it. Unfortunately the pods cannot be restarted... once it's primed and the catheter is inserted, that's it. I think it's the…"
Sep 8
Janet Ballone replied to Anthony's discussion 'How low has your battery % gone?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I just got the t:slim and they told me to charge it for 20 minutes a day to keep it at 100%. It probably works just as well at 30% and I'm not quite sure why they say keep it at 100%. You know you can charge it from an outlet, your computer or…"
Sep 7
Janet Ballone replied to Steve's discussion 'OmniPod Newbie Guidance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Wish I had the Dexcom... that's also considered a "luxury" and unfortunately I can't afford to pay the out of pocket costs."
Sep 7
Janet Ballone replied to Steve's discussion 'OmniPod Newbie Guidance' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've been on the OmniPod system for 9 years but just went off because it's no longer insured so I had to go on the Tandem. Anyway... Sometimes those occlusions just happen and they can be pretty bad bleeders but like dishers said, call…"
Sep 6
Janet Ballone joined Jigga's group
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Tandem T:Slim Users

New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen insulin pump. Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for…See More
Sep 5
Janet Ballone liked Jigga's group Tandem T:Slim Users
Sep 5
Janet Ballone and Stress are now friends
Aug 31
Janet Ballone replied to Linny's discussion 'Insulet a non-preferred provider' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'll be starting on the Tandem (T:slim) next week which is covered 100% by Medicare. It's not tubeless but it's better than paying so much money every month. I'm looking forward to it."
Aug 30
Janet Ballone replied to Linny's discussion 'Insulet a non-preferred provider' in the group OmniPod Users
"I went hell with insurances for omnipod... it worked for a while although I still had to pay in part for the pods. I'll now be starting on the Tandem t:slim pump because Medicare doesn't cover OmniPod at ALL...I tried everything. They…"
Aug 30
Janet Ballone replied to dishers's discussion 'Doctor still in the dark ages' in the group OmniPod Users
"Exactly David and I just signed a petition for Medicare to approve the CGM along with many people on my Facebook page. They label it a "luxury"... hmmmmm a luxury that saves lives. Doesn't quite make any sense."
Aug 26
Janet Ballone replied to dishers's discussion 'Doctor still in the dark ages' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yes. You must go to an endocrinologist. I found many general practitioners do not know much about Diabetes. I was lucky that my primary care physician was honorable enough to recommend the best endocrinologist for Diabetes in New Jersey. I was…"
Aug 26
Janet Ballone replied to Linny's discussion 'Omnipod and insurance!' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thank you. I'm going Friday to learn about the different pumps that are available that are covered. It will have to be a "tube" pump but that's better than going back to injections and figuring everything out myself."
Jul 30
Janet Ballone replied to Linny's discussion 'Omnipod and insurance!' in the group OmniPod Users
"You're welcome. The representative from OmniPod told me they're trying desperately to get Medicare to insure their products. Hopefully in 10 years they'll be successful. Good luck to you. :-)"
Jul 27

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
Exchange experiences and ideas.
Date diagnosed
October 1, 2006
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.3
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
OmniPod

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At 11:02am on July 29, 2012, catlover said…

HI Janet- HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! Hope you have a wonderful Day !!! Cat =^..^=

At 9:46am on July 29, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Janet :)
New Jersey...far, and yet right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in Canada...in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario...a city named Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 33 years, mom to two grown children, a grandma to 3 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator and graphic designer....I speak French and English, I read, history fascinates me, I paint, sing, walk, garden, ski, ride my bike....did I mention "read"? I love having friends over, I bake/cook, am an eclectic music lover, an animal lover...the ocean...ah the ocean...it speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Keep in touch, ok?
luv....linda

At 9:09am on July 29, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 7:55am on July 29, 2012, Marie B said…

hey Janet, Happy Birthday! let me know if you're planning on coming to the State Fair this year in Branchville, I'll be there almost every day!

At 7:18am on July 29, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Janet...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 5:39am on July 29, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 1:56pm on August 2, 2011, Linda G said…
Take care and keep in touch!
At 12:41pm on July 29, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Janet.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 11:48am on July 29, 2011, catlover said…
Hi Janet- HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! Hope you have a GR8 Day !!!! Hope all is well with you.
At 6:34am on July 29, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Janet!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
 
 
 

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