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Betty J
  • 72, Female
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • United States
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Adrenalin High

Started this discussion. Last reply by nopucksnosticks Jul 9, 2010. 3 Replies

BD Giveaway

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betty J Aug 27, 2009. 2 Replies

World Diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betty J Oct 18, 2007. 4 Replies


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Betty J liked Emily Coles's event Live interview with Cynthia Rice update on #MedicareCoverCGM
Dec 9, 2014
Betty J replied to Lex's discussion 'Meet up in the Philly area!!' in the group Pennsylvania Diabetics
"I'm also interested will attend if I can."
Sep 3, 2014
Betty J left a comment for rick (aka: #blankieboy)
"Thank you Rich you sound cool too."
Jul 21, 2014
Betty J replied to Ethan10183's discussion 'Has anyone gone back to shots after getting a pump?'
"After 40 years of shots I guess my thought were that I needed something new and pumping worked out for me but not without some bumps in the beginning but I was determined."
Jul 21, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) left a comment for Betty J
"Betty, it is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being new super cool friend....................rick"
Jul 20, 2014
rick (aka: #blankieboy) and Betty J are now friends
Jul 20, 2014
Betty J replied to Ethan10183's discussion 'Has anyone gone back to shots after getting a pump?'
"Although I've never had an Animas I've been pumping for 15 years and will continue as long as I can. I've done well pumping in fact I refer to my pump as my manual Pancreas because I've had good a1cs since pumping. I stared…"
Jul 20, 2014
Betty J left a comment for rick (aka: #blankieboy)
"Thank you Rick...I wish you good health."
Jul 20, 2014

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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 experiences and how we all cope living with Diabetes
Date diagnosed
July 5, 1959
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic 522
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Posted on January 31, 2012 at 6:48pm 10 Comments

i hope I'm doing this right it's been such a long time since I've posted. Anyway here I go regarding Medicare Part B. I recently started ordering my insulin from Prescription Solution because they accept Part B Medicare to pay for insulin because it's considered Durable Equipment when used with a pump. For those of us on Medicare know how fast insulin can eat up our allotment of Part D for prescriptions. I was wondering if anyone knew of other companies that accept Part B Medicare to pay for…


Drug Firm's Bitter Pill

Posted on January 16, 2009 at 5:55pm 4 Comments

In my local paper today there is an article regarding Eli Lilly and how they have taken liberties with claims on a drug that they manufacture. Although people are always looking for miracle drugs they have to remember THERE ARE NONE! This is a link to an article and how many billions tof dollars they have to pay. This is not the first time that a pharmacuital company has misrepresented their product, read the article and form your own… Continue

Glucose Monitor

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 6:50pm 3 Comments

I don't know if anyone has an extra supply of monitors but I do. I've gotten them for free at pharmacies that have promotional gatherings to introduce their products. Sometimes I've used them and sometimes not eventually they accumulate. I know there are people who could use a machine but don't know where to send them. At times I've run across websites that ask for supplies but it's been a while and I can't remember what sites they are.


Posted on December 26, 2007 at 6:10pm 4 Comments

I've been seeing a Neurologist because of painful legs, that is not Neuropathy. This has been going on for a while. The doctor put me on Lyerica and it helps, sometimes. Now he has decided that further studies need to be done like a doppler test and special bloodwork. I'm wondering has anyone had this experience and what was the outcome? It's frustrating from day-to-day when I wake up I never know what the day will be like. Whether I'll be able to exercise; will I be able to shop; will I be…



Posted on October 29, 2007 at 3:19pm 2 Comments

Had quite an adventure on Sunday. I went to the Supermarket with the intent of getting an electric knife. I have been wanting an electric knife for quite a while. I could have had one years ago but never just never bought one. Anyway, as I said I went to the market…I also got some tomatoes and lettuce. After paying for those items (this is where my story gets interesting), I went to my car and reached in my pocket for keys…


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At 5:51pm on July 20, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Betty, it is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being new super cool friend....................rick

At 12:31pm on July 20, 2014, Linda G said…

From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
The Chat Room on our home page is open daily. Please join us :)

At 12:27am on July 20, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

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

At 8:36am on May 22, 2014, Glucose Gal said…

It is funny you mentioned Gary. I plan to meet with Gary next week to organize a local chapter of Diabetes Sisters. Where are you from in our area? I live in Havertown.

At 7:27pm on July 20, 2013, kelly kunik said…

Happy Birthday Betty J! I hope your days was as fabulous as you!
I miss you and we need to get together soon!

At 6:12pm on July 20, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Betty Happy Birthday !!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 5:18pm on July 20, 2013, jrtpup said…

Hope you're having a wonderful birthday Betty! Here's to another meetup in Phila ;)

At 11:19am on July 20, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Betty! Happy Birthday! hope you're having a fantastic day!

At 10:49am on July 20, 2013, Linda G said…

Hello! Thank you for having me as a friend Betty ♥
Pennsylvania....a distance away, but it feels like you're right here! That's one of the appealing factors of tu.diabetes. I'm in the southwestern part of the province of Ontario. In a city named Kitchener-Waterloo (2 cities joined together). I'm a wife of 34 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children (one 29, the other 27), a grandma to 4 lovable little boys, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer....I speak French fluently, 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 speaks to me! Oh...and I have diabetes (and a few other things).
Nice to have you as a friend!!! Tell me a bit about yourself and keep in touch, ok?

At 5:46am on July 20, 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!




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