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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Giverny, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. KetoWolfLady

    KetoWolfLady Prediabetes · Member

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    Oh yes Hermesetas/saccharin is very fake, no getting away from that, and probably one of those chemical compounds that Mother Nature never intended us to eat in any great quantity lol! I really wish I could love stevia, and maybe if I were to try some of the liquid options that might be better, but saccharin is the only sweetener I actually actively enjoy (yeah, I know I'm weird!) I've thought of trying monkfruit but it's a wee bit pricey at the moment - if I could find a natural sweetener I liked at the right price that would certainly be more paleo-friendly (I tend to follow a 90% plan where I can squeeze 10% non-paleo foods in - these forbidden items include saccharin, soy sauce and the odd can of diet sprite.)

    Sugar alcohols are, however, the devils food as far as my digestion is concerned, and stand at the top of the demonic fake sugar heirarchy for me. They're also everywhere in commercial low carb goodies it seems. I prefer my own homemade chocolate fat bombs personally, and berries with whipped cream are indeed a delight! Oh, and funny you should mention cinnamon, I'm discovering this treasure fully now in such as pumpkin cupcakes and buttery keto fudge! Cinnamon seems to have a sweetness all its own so you need less extra sweetening (perhaps none in some recipes).
     
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  2. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Active Member

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    - What is your name? Ian
    - How old are you? 62
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Cambrigeshire
    - Are you religious? Yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Dour
    - Do you have any pets? Yes 2 dogs and 9 chickens
    - Microsoft or Apple? Chromebook
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Rugby; Football; Cricket; American football - watch now; played first 3
    - Do you get angry easily? Not really
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Joni Mitchell; Carly Simon; Bob Marley; Thin Lizzy; Pink Floyd
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Acoustic
    - What is your favourite flag? Stars and Stripes
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes and still am after 33 years married
    - Ever used fake tan? Nope
    - Which countries have you visited? Greece; France; Spain
    - Favourite city? Cambridge
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Sport; Scandi crime/mystery; Live at the Apollo
    - List your five favourite films. LOTR; Harry Potter; The Sting
    - Are you wealthy? Nope but not poor either
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Retired early
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. History; Educational Management to MA level
    - What do you like most about yourself? My family
    - What do you like least about yourself? My mortality
     
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  3. SugarOrchid

    SugarOrchid Prediabetes · Newbie

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    My name is Sharon .
    Officially I am 65 years old but my brain says no way!
    I’m from the UK , the county of Leicestershire.
    Three things about my personality...... warm n friendly , funny and loyal
    I have two small dogs
    Have Apple iPad and Phone also a Laptop which I rarely use now
    Love swimming , especially when I had my own pool in Spain!
    Like watching ice skating and tennis , although don’t always understand the scoring.
    Absolutely hate tattoos and piercings except for ears .
    Would much rather laugh than get angry .
    Am in love at the moment. Wonderful and awful at the same time as I have to care for my elderly Mum and he lives hundreds of miles away !!
    Fake tan .... leave that to the celebs .... not into fake anything , give me the real thing every time .
    Visited Balearics , Canaries , Tunisia , Spain , Malta , Cyprus , Canada , Egypt which was amazing . Would love to visit Italy.
    Lived in Spain for 6 years so had a real tan but never learned the Flameco !
    Never been camping , like a comfortable bed too much !
    Definitely not wealthy but neither am I looking for a Sugar Daddy so I’m not struggling either.
    Although would love a more exciting car than my Hyundai i10 . Some super little sports job. My son calls me a girl racer!
    Favourite films. ..... Anything with Julia Roberts , Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride etc , Avatar , Frozen
    TV ..... Reign , The Good Wife , Suits , White Collar and dare I admit it .... yeh why not .... Strictly Come Dancing
    Was once asked if I ever went anywhere and didn’t leave as a friend . Thought that was a lovely comment so I like that about myself.
    Don’t like the fact that I need to lose over 2 stone . Arghhhhhh
     
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  4. Artonsleeve

    Artonsleeve · Newbie

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    Hi All

    Thank you to the admin team for accepting my registration.

    First, I will say I do have diabetes but I will provide some background and the reason why I registered.

    For the last 4 years I have managed my own branded chocolate business and at the beginning of this year started to work with Augmented Reality. Initially I put the two together and made the chocolates interactive for marketing purposes.

    It was whilst learning and understanding Augmented Reality (AR) I had an idea which I believed would assist Emergency Services to treat people with pre-existing conditions. I floated this past a couple of paramedic friends who agreed the idea was good and would help them deliver the most appropriate treatment, quickly.

    With this I set up Owow Innovations Ltd and in July we gained a 12 month funded place in a Tech Incubation hub, SetSquared in Basingstoke. SetSquared are mentoring us and helping to get the project into a position for investors. Essentially, we are looking at using AR to provide Emergency Services with critical patient information within seconds of reaching them.

    This leads me to why I registered for the forum, I need your help! I need to learn a lot more about how you would currently make emergency teams aware of your condition, especially if you are unconscious or semi conscious. For example, our clinical adviser had an unconscious male admitted to A&E and it took and hour to discover he was diabetic. With our solution the clinician would have known in seconds.

    I have a survey set up but cannot post the link just yet owing to the forum rules. If you can spare me between 10-15 minutes to complete it, once I can post the link it would really help my research and how we develop the product to suit your needs.

    Thank you in advance for your time

    Mike
     
  5. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    A wrist band or a tattoo would achieve the same objective
     
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  6. timcairns26

    timcairns26 Type 1 · Newbie

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    What is your name Tim Cairns
    - How old are you 32
    - Are you male or female Male
    - Which country are you from Scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in Smedjebacken (sweden)
    - Are you religious No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Stubborn, Grumpy , unpredictable
    - Do you have any pets Two Cats
    - Microsoft or Apple Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play Rugby Football Ice Hockey
    - Do you get angry easily Yes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings If so, where Two one sleeve on right arm and a jigsaw puzzle on my left arm
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Oasis, Bettles, The White Buffalo, Frank Zappa, The Streets
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is Indie
    - What is your favourite flag Qatar
    - Ever gone camping Yes
    - Ever been in love Yes
    - Ever used fake tan Nope
    - Which countries have you visited France, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Greece, Finland, Morocco, Tunisia, Ukraine, USA, Japan, CAmbodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Austria.
    - Favourite city Edinburgh
    - List your five favourite TV programmes GOT, The Sopranos, The Leftovers, Rick and MOrty, Dr Who
    - List your five favourite films A Clockwork Orange, North by Northwest, Psycho (1960), The Wicker Man (1973), Empire Strikes Back
    - Are you wealthy Depends on what you quantify wealth
    - Do you work? If so, as what Yes as a brewery technician
    - List the subjects you study/have studied Civil Engineering, Brewing,
    - What do you like most about yourself, fiercely loyal
    - What do you like least about yourself, My short fuse
     
  7. tanghao

    tanghao Gestational · Newbie

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    Greetings to everyone,
    Although a old timer of the diabetes world I have only just joined this forum. I got type 1 diabetes at the age of 17 and now managed to get to the age of 50.
    whilst trying hard to maintain stable blood sugars as you all know it is not easy. I had laser treatment on my eyes about 15 years ago which was a great success and I maintain good eye sight. Over the last 7 years I have suffered with kidney issues but due to the good care of my specialist in the UK and now Dubai I have managed to prolong the inevitable. Unfortunately things slowly got worse and last December started on dialysis, which is not really recommended.
    I have a donor for a transplant but am having major issues with my insurance company. Time will now tell and I am looking forward to my transplant and getting back to normal.
     
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  8. Lady-of-Kent

    Lady-of-Kent Type 2 · Newbie

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    My list

    - What is your name? Chrissie
    - How old are you? 62
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? UK England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Ashford Kent
    - Are you religious? Spiritual
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Caring, Feisty
    - Do you have any pets? 2 cats
    - Microsoft or Apple? No preference
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Like Cycling, Cricket
    - Do you get angry easily? No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Piercings Yes/Ears
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Andy Fairweather-Low, Beatles, Beach Boys Frankie Valli & Four seasons
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Easy Listening
    - What is your favourite flag? None
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Whatever that means
    - Ever used fake tan? Once
    - Which countries have you visited? England Wales Ireland most of Europe
    - Favourite city? Paris/Rome/Vienna
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Casualty, NCIS (all versions) Gold Rush, Finding Bigfoot
    - List your five favourite films. Sound of Music, Lethal Weapon, Harry Potter (all) Bond (roger Moore)
    - Are you wealthy? What is wealth
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Change peoples lives
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. 3r’s Business, Therapies
    - What do you like most about yourself? ?????
    - What do you like least about yourself? ????
     
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  9. Taliesin

    Taliesin Type 2 · Member

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    - What is your name? Steve
    - How old are you? 60
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? Wales
    - Which city/area do you live in? Neath
    - Are you religious? Spiritual
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Stroppy, individual, shameless
    - Do you have any pets? Oh, I wish... (I'm that awful person who asks to say hello to your dog and then ignores you))
    - Microsoft or Apple? Windows
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? people-watching
    - Do you get angry easily? Who gave you the right to ask that? <snarl> <blush>
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? tattoos: both arms, wrist to shoulder, but as individual pieces, not a sleeve, back of neck and on one side of my chest. Piercing: both nipples and one elsewhere that I didn't replace in time after cleaning and now can't fit.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Marc Bolan, Van der Graaf Generator, J S Bach, IQ, David Bowie
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? for modern music, prog and thinking pop, for classical, baroque chamber music
    - What is your favourite flag? the rainbow
    - Ever gone camping? yes, and I hated tents / ooh! innee bold?!
    - Ever been in love? I've had the extraordinary good fortune to meet Mr Right twice, but they both left me a widow
    - Ever used fake tan? with red hair? I'm a vampire!
    - Which countries have you visited? France, Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, USA, England, Scotland
    - Favourite city? San Francisco, Sydney, Machynlleth
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Star Trek (all), Stargate (all), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dynasty, Prisoner Cell Block H/Wentworth
    - List your five favourite films. Cabaret, Chicago, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Pride
    - Are you wealthy? Monetarily poor, emotionally wealthy
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Former social worker now ESA/PIP
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. After the usual and avoiding the clichés: Tarot, finally learning Welsh
    - What do you like most about yourself? my tenacity
    - What do you like least about yourself? my stubbornness
     
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  10. valmiki67

    valmiki67 Prediabetes · Member

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    valmiki67 Prediabetes · Member

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    valmiki67 Prediabetes · Member

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    valmiki67 Prediabetes · Member

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    valmiki67 Prediabetes · Member

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    valmiki67 Prediabetes · Member

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    valmiki67 Prediabetes · Member

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    valmiki67 Prediabetes · Member

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  18. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Try one consolidated message, not 50. Otherwise it makes no sense. See previous messages and work it out
     
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    #3198 Mike D, Oct 20, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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  19. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems I'm not the only one who struggles with technology :banghead::banghead::banghead:.
    But hey ...... it gets your message count up:):):).
     
  20. Gary Nicholson

    Gary Nicholson Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi Guys, I am new to the forum although I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes around a year ago. My first Ha1c was 99, I am on Metformin twice daily, my last Ha1c was 44. I have filled in the questioaire so that you all get to know me a little better. :)
    - What is your name? Gary
    - How old are you? 56
    - Are you male or female? Male last time I looked lol
    - Which country are you from? I am Scottish but live in England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Whitehaven
    - Are you religious? No but I believe in God
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. A lone wolf
    - Do you have any pets? yes 9 dogs
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? none, just like walking
    - Do you get angry easily? sometimes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? on my forearms
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Pink Floyd, Eagles, Brian Adams, Dido, Amy Winehouse.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Rock
    - What is your favourite flag? The Saltire
    - Ever gone camping? yes love it
    - Ever been in love? yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? Holland, Denmark, Ireland, Wales, Spain, Portugal. North Africa
    - Favourite city? Edinburgh
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Game Of Thrones, Dads Army, Only fools & Horses, Spring watch, Victoria.
    - List your five favourite films. The Hobbit, Lord Of The Rings, Avatar, The Green Mile, The Colour Purple.
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Yes as a Permit Co-Ordinator in a Power Station.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Dogs, People and geneology.
    - What do you like most about yourself? I am a good reader of people.
    - What do you like least about yourself? I do not make friends easily been stabbed in the back and front too many times lol
     
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