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hello from east sussex

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by danthediabeticman, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    Hey all. I have been type 1 diabetic for 11 years now. Things you should know about me is i cant spell very well and i forget a lot of technical names like the name of the blood test that messures your blood levels over 3 months lol.

    i am a fun guy who would like to get to know people and have a laugh.

    i have other underline issues like asthma and anxiety.

    i love to drive my car (rx8 if any one is intrested) and love to be free from the cage of diabeties aka i control it and not let it control me.

    i dont really know what to put on this hense the garbage talk above.

    any questions then feel free to ask me, i am a nice guy really.
     
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  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Welcome Dan. I think you picked a quiet part of the day otherwise someone would have replied by now.
     
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  3. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    you have replied by now lol. Thank you for the welcome :D
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @danthediabeticman :)

    Welcome to the forum. I think a fair few of us have anxiety related to our type 1 so you're not alone, as someone recently described it to me, everyone has a mental cup, yet with us we have to deal with all of life's ups and downs and then our t1 on top of that, so it's little wonder that it goes hand in hand. Lots of good folk around so don't be a stranger :)
     
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  6. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you @Juicyj for the welcome. And i love the mental cup analagy (cant spell) but my t1 isnt the cause of my anxiety, i just suffer from mental anxiety to the point i cant walk past certain shops and people. As far as my diabeties is concerned i dont care if people have an issue, if they dont like me injecting myself the can always look the other way lol. And thank you @Snapsy for the welcome :)
     
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  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @danthediabeticman ,

    Welcome to the forum!

    RX8? Yeah I'm interested.. Well your alloys are a straight swap on my Jap import van, with tyres fitted to a minimum load rating of 98?

    Welcome aboard! :cool:
     
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  8. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    hahaha. I have r3 alloys on mine. What jap import do you have and do You have pics? And thank you for the welcome
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    The R3s are 19 inch? Stupidly big for my van.. Lol, (it's the "tin top" on the left taken at an owner's meet up earlier this year?

    image.jpeg

    Come on then @danthediabeticman , let's see yours..?
     
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  10. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    if it was the orange alloys i would have done a straight swap lol. Unfortanatly not, if they where like the old skool steels i would have swapped. But it does look good @Jaylee. And yes and there the colour is like a smoked black /gunmetal colour. Do you ever go to jap fest?
     
  11. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    @Jaylee its now my profile pic
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    The old style steels like on the American GMC vans are nice!
    Japfest? Never had the chance.. :( It's always cropped up when something else was doing?

    :cool: Nothing like good weather to set off yer pride & joy! Looking good.
     
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  13. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    you should go, its a great event with plenty to look at and plenty of food and new friends. Where abouts do you live (if you dont want to say then thats cool, just curious) @Jaylee
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    I don't think it will kill me to mention I live in Wiltshire...
    & you?
     
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  15. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    im just north of eastbourne in a little town called polegate aka east sussex lol @Jaylee
     
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    Do you get many owner meet ups on the coast?
     
  17. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    not really, the closest club meet is dartford lol.
     
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  18. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    do you go to many club meets regularly? @Jaylee
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    A fair few in my time with my old van...
    Including a meet up in Norrth Italy, driving through Germany & Austria..

    & this little jaunt to meet up with Russian owners in Poland... My old van is dead centre. Pic was took while waiting for a rather long train to pass.. Lol, hardly the "fast & furious." :D

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  20. danthediabeticman

    danthediabeticman Type 1 · Member

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    @Jaylee i can see you aha. That is a monster train. Im hoping to go to nurberg with the club next year. Should be fun. And i didnt realise there was such a following for mazda vans aha. That is a great picture btw.
     
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