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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. mikej101

    mikej101 · Newbie

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    OK. Here goes.
    The names Mike and I'm 66 yrs old. Live in the UK and have done all my life. I'm not going to answer that load of silly questions about me and my life.
    I'm newly diagnosed as Type 2 in August 2017 following the usual annual MOT at my local doctors. I had a phone call asking me to make an appointment with the nurse. All a bit worrying to start with. I've since been to see the DSN and she informs me that with my readings of HbA1C 48 that I'm type 2 Diabetic. All a bit scary ! She tells me I have to change my life style and stop eating and drinking all the stuff on her list. Turns out that I don't eat or drink anything on her list. She then proceeds to tell me to cut down on my alcohol consumption - I haven't had a drink for the last 35 yrs ! I've got to stop smoking - I don't smoke and haven't since 2006. I'm really getting confused now.
     
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  2. Demodog

    Demodog Prediabetes · Member

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    Hello everyone.

    Skipping the first couple, sorry.

    - How old are you? 49
    - Are you male or female? Female (interesting that these are the only options)
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? South West
    - Are you religious? Hell no
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Prickly, challenging, unaccepting
    - Microsoft or Apple? apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? uh no
    - Do you get angry easily? yep
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? yep
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. If it's loud I probably like it
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? rock
    - What is your favourite flag? Do people really have favourite flags? Um... let's say Japan because it's simple and straightforward
    - Ever gone camping? yes
    - Ever been in love? yes
    - Ever used fake tan? yes but quickly decided that colouring myself in is stupid
    - Which countries have you visited? too many to list
    - Favourite city? Oslo
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Big Bang Theory, Strictly, Apprentice, Stranger Things, Lucifer
    - List your five favourite films. Too many. Think hobbits, space and superheroes
    - Are you wealthy? Hahahahahaha no
    - Do you work? Yep
    - What do you like most about yourself? I'm quite nice once you get past the prickles
    - What do you like least about yourself? I have prickles
     
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  3. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Demodog . Welcome to the forum.
    Are you a hedgehog????:):):):)
    Are you mourning the loss of Malcolm Young????
     
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  4. Demodog

    Demodog Prediabetes · Member

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    Thanks for the welcome. I am indeed sad that Malcolm has passed on, in a way - but also sort of relieved. Dementia is a hideous thing. I think I'm probably more of a porcupine. I can fire my quills off in several directions!
     
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  5. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Demodog .
    Shoot to Quill....;););).
    Sorry that's awful.:)
     
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  6. WaliAhmed

    WaliAhmed Type 1 · Newbie

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    My name is Wali Ahmed.
    I'm not IT savvy enough to copy all the questions and answer them!
    Sorry! :):)
     
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  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    No problem Wali..

    Welcome to the forum! :cool:
     
  8. ElspethP

    ElspethP Other · Newbie

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    Hi folks. Although I've never been found to be diabetic, I have problems that look so much like it I've been tested repeatedly, which is boring and irritating as the doc never seems to ask the vital question: 'if its NOT diabetes, then I wonder what it is?'
    Just thought I'd come in here and ask if anyone knows if there are particular foods that set off what I call 'the wild hunger'. The crazy hunger that starts just after eating, and won't go away until I've eaten so much I pass out. If I knew what set it off, I'd avoid eating those foods at times of day, when I seem to be particularly vulnerable to that problem.
     
  9. MartinCrowly

    MartinCrowly Type 2 · Newbie

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  10. wdvuk1

    wdvuk1 · Member

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    My name is Wayne, I am from Devon and I am a type one diabetic. I have had type one diabetes for around 14 years now, I haven't had the best control but it is better since i went on the Daphne & Tifa courses. My blood sugars can still be a bit higher than they should be but they are a lot more level now.
     
  11. sidknee

    sidknee Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Steve
    - How old are you? 52
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Rugby
    - Are you religious? Sort of
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Calm, Chilled, cheerful
    - Do you have any pets? 3 children
    - Microsoft or Apple? What about Linux... M$
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Arm chair Ice hockey, cricket & Rugby Union
    - Do you get angry easily? Not as much as I used to
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? no way
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Queen, Kylie
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? 80's
    - What is your favourite flag? English
    - Ever gone camping? nope
    - Ever been in love? couple of times, divorced and unattached
    - Ever used fake tan? nope
    - Which countries have you visited? Canada, Turkey, Scotland, Ireland, Channel Isles, France, Belgium, Germany Austris & Switzerland
    - Favourite city? none
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. to many to choose
    - List your five favourite films. Star Wars & Aliens franchise
    - Are you wealthy? gawd no
    - Do you work? If so, as what? sometimes - invigulator
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. the usual
    - What do you like most about yourself? Shredding 14kg by cutting out pasta, rice, bread.
    - What do you like least about yourself? that my legs and bum have got slimmer, but I still have a belly. Weight just goes from where it wants and not where you want it to!
     
  12. TheSponiard

    TheSponiard Type 1 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Ollie
    - How old are you?
    23
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    United Kingdom (although half Spanish too)
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Bournemouth/Portsmouth
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Forgetful
    Ambitious
    Forgetful... (Just kidding, but hopefully that's and indicator to just how hilarious I am)
    - Do you have any pets?
    Abo, my Bearded Dragon. She's 5 now and absolutely adorable
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I like to play a bit of football or cricket. Love skiing but haven't been in years.
    - Do you get angry easily?
    I guess I can do but I'll never show it in front of people. I just hold it in.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Nah
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    No idea. 5 bands I've been listening to a lot recently are; The Cult, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis and Avenged Sevenfold
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Again, not too sure but would probably have to say Rock. I don't like to go into sub genres much
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Spanish
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes, a lot with my family, few times with friends in festivals and whatnot.
    - Ever been in love?
    Don't think so
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Nope, luckily I visit my family in the South of Spain every Summer so if I tan, it's all natural.
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, United States
    - Favourite city?
    Sevilla
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Blackadder, Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, South Park, Red Dwarf and Fawlty Towers
    - List your five favourite films.
    Silence Of The Lambs
    Lord Of The Ring: Return Of The King
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
    Pulp Fiction
    - Are you wealthy?
    Nope
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Not yet, currently a student
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Studying Mathematics in University after doing Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Spanish A-levels
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Even though I don't think I use it enough I would probably have to go with my intelligence.
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I worry too much about the future, creating obstacles for myself which aren't even there.
     
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  13. michaelxq

    michaelxq Type 1 · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Michalis
    - How old are you? Just turned 31
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? Cyprus
    - Which city/area do you live in? Nicosia
    - Are you religious? I wouldn't say that I am. I believe, but I am not really religious
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Smile, Stress-free, Beard
    - Do you have any pets? A lovely dog
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft by far
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Football, not the American one :)
    - Do you get angry easily? Not really
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? I do, a very well known quote from Laozi "A thousand miles journey begins with a simple step"
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Everything and anything, depending on my mood
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Everything and anything, depending on my mood
    - What is your favourite flag? I would say my country's
    - Ever gone camping? LOVE camping
    - Ever been in love? I had
    - Ever used fake tan? Nope. We have a lot of sun here, so no reason for fake tan :)
    - Which countries have you visited? A lot. U.S., Canada, U.K., Lithuania, Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary etc.
    - Favourite city? My city :)
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Lucifer, Rick and Morty, WestWorld, Flash, Vikings, Game of Thrones
    - List your five favourite films. Shawshank redemption, Lord of the Ring (trilogy), Batman: The Dark Knight
    - Are you wealthy? Not close
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Unfortunately no
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Social Work
    - What do you like most about yourself? My honesty
    - What do you like least about yourself? My honesty
     
  14. comedy

    comedy Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi

    My name is Ann and I live in Australia, not far from Brisbane. I'm a retired librarian and now have more time to read than I did when working in libraries!

    My favourite music is classical and I love going to concerts.

    Way back, I was a very mediocre dressage rider. :)
     
  15. Julie1977

    Julie1977 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi Im Julie
    I'm 40
    Female
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    Recently Diagnosed T2D
     
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  16. gazzab

    gazzab Type 2 · Member

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    picture on the left i am the one on the right just in case you couldnt tell

    - What is your name?
    Gary
    - How old are you?
    as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth (48)
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    South Yorkshire
    - Are you religious?
    ish
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Old, daft ugly
    - Do you have any pets?
    staffy bitch called lily
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    #apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    not my scene
    - Do you get angry easily?
    no
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    lots one on calf (celtic warrior)one on each upper arm (grim reaper and deaths head) one each shoulder blade (batman and joker) one on wrist (exs name)
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Queen, madness police bon jovi guns and roses
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    soft rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    jolly roger
    - Ever gone camping?
    yes
    - Ever been in love?
    yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    nope
    - Which countries have you visited?
    scotland ireleand wales germany belgium canadairaq kuwait saudi arabia norway
    - Favourite city?
    Hannover
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    family guy american dad simpsons police interceptors
    - List your five favourite films.
    top gun kingsmen james bond star trek star wars
    - Are you wealthy?
    haha i wish
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    not at the moment
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    lots
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    im not bald.... yet
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    ugly mug
     
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    Zenchri Type 2 · Newbie

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  18. Chris_Allen

    Chris_Allen Type 2 · Newbie

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    Chris Allen
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    UK, Wiltshire
    I have a cat
    I am a Microsoft user
    Not as sporty as I would like to be
    I get frustrated more than angry
    Old fart - Bee Gees, Queen, T-Rex you know that kind of stuff....
    Still working but retirement is looking good in another couple of years
     
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    Spotted_dog Type 2 · Newbie

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  20. Sue192

    Sue192 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting reading through the CVs of members during another non-sleep night - what a fantastic 'community' we have here! Somewhat late in the day, here's mine (I have a weird liking for filling in forms and it passes the time):

    - What is your name? Sue
    - How old are you? Slightly over the hill
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? South West
    - Are you religious? More spiritual, sort of
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Kind, reserved, .... er...
    - Do you have any pets? Cat (Rescue Bengal/tabby cross and completely barking)
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Like watching rugby and cricket
    - Do you get angry easily? No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Bach, Seth Lakeman, Mozart (the serious stuff), Eva Cassidy, Moody Blues
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Classical
    - What is your favourite flag? Union Jack
    - Ever gone camping? Yes. It rained.
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? Yes. Disastrously.
    - Which countries have you visited? Too many to mention
    - Favourite city? Not sure - somewhere dripping with history, definitely.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Line of Duty, Sherlock (the early ones), Ghost Adventures (! although that Zak Bagans REALLY needs to get a grip), Vera, any good Dickens/Austen/etc adaptation
    - List your five favourite films. Brief Encounter, The Dish, LOTR, Singing in The Rain, Casablanca
    - Are you wealthy? One moment while I check with the butler that the chauffeur has brought my Maserati to the front portico - it's SUCH a long walk through the estate to my helicopter pad....
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Old-fashioned secretary
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. The usual suspects
    - What do you like most about yourself? Good listener
    - What do you like least about yourself? Too reserved. AND I DON'T LOOK LIKE INGRID BERGMAN!!
     
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