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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Knikki, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Well yet another newbie to the forum and have been a long time Type 1 in fact so long I got a Medal for it :)

    I'm Knikki and I wonder the interwibble, especially at work, which is where this post is from.

    Going to jump in some of threads :)
     
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  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello and welcome @Knikki

    How long have you been diagnosed ? Am sure you've got lots of experience that would be useful around here for other members so please join in :)
     
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  3. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    How long? too blinking long :D but in truth about 52 years.
     
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  4. Tabbyjoolz

    Tabbyjoolz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Love your avatar! One of my faves as a kid.
     
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  5. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Cheers I nearly had my user name as Paul Metcalfe as well ;) :)
     
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  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Knikki ,

    Welcome to the forum. 52 years!

    Jump in. :)
     
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  7. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Knikki . Welcome to the forum .
    52 yrs worth of knowledge and experience. A great addition for all of us.
    I must raise one point though....... I can't get the " voice of the Mysterons" out of my head at the moment :banghead::banghead:
     
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  8. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    You are what Dr Bernstein calls "a survivor"!
     
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  9. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Survivor? No just bloody minded and eating cake. :)

    Must confess that I have never heard that expresion before.
     
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  10. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Welcome to the forum @Knikki . Are you Type 1 or 2?
     
  11. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Hello @Prem51 me I am a Type 1 thought it said somethinge on the avatar, off to the Profile to chage it.

    Sorted now :D
     
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    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    From Dr B it is a huge compliment.
     
  13. Alison54321

    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello @Knikki

    Really good that you have come to join the forum. I am very impressed with your no compromise cake eating stance. I just googled the health benefits of eating cake, seems there are quite a few.

    I have had type 1 diabetes for 42 years, and I wonder sometimes how I survived. Good to have you join us.
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Nnikki,
    Well done. You beat me by one year ! 51 years here in Oz on insulin.
    I do admit that cake is not usually on my menu except after an unexpectedly long bout of exercise or as a convenient excuse to treat a hypo. Just do not mention Nutella, though !!
    Can you tell us something about how you managed so many years without leaking like a sieve from all those insulin shots ?
    Best Wishes !!
     
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  15. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    @kitedoc Fortunatly I don't leak like a sieve however I don't float either, guess it is down to all those holes in me :)

    @Alison54321 Yep I love cake but like all things, as much of fiend I make myself out to be, it is all things in moderation :) plus too many time (like lots of us have had)
    The World Expert "Oh your diabetic?"
    Me "yep"
    The World Expert "You can't eat that then" with smug look on face.
    Me "Really? watch me" NOM NOM NOM NOM!

    And I really do have a sweet tooth. :angelic:

    @Alexandra100 When you say "Dr B" do you mean Dr Bernstien? if so he is a new name to me and as he is certainly admired by many I will have to look him up. :bookworm:
     
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    Alas, Dr Bernstein's "Law of Small Numbers" doesn't encourage cake eating. You might enjoy reading his story here: http://www.diabetes-book.com/bernstein-life-with-diabetes/
    but I don't honestly think his philosophy has much to offer you.
     
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  17. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    @Alexandra100 Thanks for the link and I shall have a read later but you never know what philosophy suites who or where, each to there own and every one is differnet, some think he great, others think he is a quack and some sit on the fence. At the moment I do not know much about him but will look with an open mind :D

    And yep done the whole boil the syringe, metal needles in alchohol, testing urines (which I think were at least 5 hours out) so all inall might share a few things with him.
     
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  18. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I can well understand that many people find Dr B's proposed diet of 30g carbs daily too strict. IMO people who think he is a quack have not read his book.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps Knikki's philosophy could be of help to Bernstein??????????????:):):)
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    30g of carbs a day....I would literally shrivel up and die....I like @Knikki could do that on a piece of cake :D

    Where do I get my long term medal from???? 46 years here
     
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