Betty J
  • 71, Female
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • United States
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Betty J's Discussions

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 updated their profile
Mar 11
Betty J shared Emily Coles's discussion on Facebook
Mar 1
Betty J replied to meee's discussion 'Going off Losartan: Anything else I can take instead?'
"Meee, I can't remember the name as I said that was many years ago, I only remember that it started with a Z. They probably have others drugs in it's place. I have been going to a Nephrologist for years now and my Creatnine has been stable…"
Nov 26, 2013
Betty J replied to meee's discussion 'Going off Losartan: Anything else I can take instead?'
"I know there are some drugs that the medical profession claims will help prevent kidney damage. For years I was on such a drug and although it didn't prevent I think it has slowed it down. For about 30 years or more I had been taking such a…"
Nov 23, 2013
Betty J commented on Sandpirate's blog post 'This is serious'
"It is truly a disease that we have to be aware of managing and there are so many things we have to remember. I have been on aspirin as long as I've had this disease which is 54 years, at least medical science was aware that aspirin was helpful…"
Nov 17, 2013
Betty J replied to Richard157's discussion 'Is Insulin Enough?...C-Peptide Replacement Therapy'
"If only we can live that long to see what are the other colors..umm."
Oct 24, 2013
Betty J replied to Richard157's discussion 'Is Insulin Enough?...C-Peptide Replacement Therapy'
"I wish you the best Linda."
Oct 23, 2013
Betty J commented on Captain's blog post 'This Fri can't come soon enough...'
"That's a good motto to live by although I still like my never give up....same thing. Wishing you the best and if it doesn't work out keep looking and trying."
Oct 19, 2013

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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 9 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 5 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 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 phillips 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!

At 12:07am on July 20, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 8:49am on May 6, 2013, Richard157 said…
Hi Betty, I looked for your medal on Facebook but there are too many Betty J....'s. lol I would have to have your last name. Maybe you can post the pic here on TuD.
At 9:38am on November 25, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Betty- Thanks for your kind words on the passing of my and my husbands' friend. I am making an effort to keep my BG lower than they have been lately. I hope you had a nice T-giving, perhaps with family and friends. We had our dinner with some friends b/c we have little family. Our children live in different states, not very close to us. I hope you have a nice holiday season and take care of yourself. Cat

At 2:46pm on September 17, 2012, Linda G said…

BRAVO, Betty, on being a featured member!!!




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