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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. Veronica E-B

    Veronica E-B Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi Melissa
    I am also new to the site - but after 4 years now sorting my self out with low carbs and high fat diet. My chocolate cravings - well I deal with this by using fat bombs. Several types but like peppermint and chocolate - 125 g/4 5 oz coconut oil melted, 1 tbs sweetener (granulated stevia) or equivalent liquid stevia, 1/4 -1/2 tsp peppermint essence, 2 tbsp cocoa powder. Mix melted coconut oil with stevia & essence;put half the mixture into molds (ice cubes will do) and put in fridge for 15 mins. .Add the cocoa powder to the other half of the mixture, then pour onto the white layer which has set in the fridge. Pop back into fridge until set completely. Can drizzle with a little melted dark chocolate (70%+) if you want.. I keep these on hand for cravings and also helps keep my fats up. Recipe form the Ditch the carbs web site - lots of easy recipes like this around. Don't see why you couldn't substitute cocoa with very dark chocolate melted into the coconut oil mix.
    Will be trying seed crackers next!
    Good luck
    Veronica E-B
     
  2. Mattias

    Mattias Type 2 · Newbie

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    My name is Mattias and I'm a 23 year old male living in Sweden. The diabetes forums in Sweden are dead so I'll give this one a try :D

    - Pick three words to describe your personality: Calm, creative
    - Are you religious? Yes, I am a christian
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? I enjoy playing basketball (but I can't say I'm very good at it lol)
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Hard to pick one but I like hip hop, R&B, soul, certain kinds of House/Garage music.
    - Ever used fake tan? I got that natural tan :)
    - List your five favourite TV programmes: Hell's Kitchen (anything with Gordon Ramsay and cooking), and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

    I am a type 1.5 (LADA) and was diagnosed sometime last year (2014).
     
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  3. Sadie_k

    Sadie_k Type 1 · Member

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    - What is your name? Sadie
    - How old are you? Just turned 30
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Kent
    - Are you religious? Nope
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Loving/self conscious/loyal
    - Do you have any pets? Yes a bearded dragon called elvis and a ball python called Amber
    - Microsoft or Apple? Definitely Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? None
    - Do you get angry easily? Yes very
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Yes I have several tats and piercings in various places - but no where rude!
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. I don't really listen to music
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? I don't have a favourite it all depends what mood Iam in
    - What is your favourite flag? My own
    - Ever gone camping? Yes all the time
    - Ever been in love? Iam am currently
    - Ever used fake tan? Yup
    - Which countries have you visited? Spain, America, Italy, Canary Islands
    - Favourite city? Rome
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Criminal minds, elementary, mentalist, strike back and loads more
    - List your five favourite films. I can't
    - Are you wealthy? Omg no!
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Yes, a procurement manager
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Hairdressing and beauty therapy, all my GCSEs and a few odd ones here and there
    - What do you like most about yourself? My hands and feet lol I know that's weird
    - What do you like least about yourself? Most things and especially that I have depression and diabetes!!

    P.s Iam a newbie here so be gentle x
     
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  4. TyTy

    TyTy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum, ask any questions sure you will find the answers
     
  5. TheRoadrunner

    TheRoadrunner · Newbie

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    What is your name? Chris
    - How old are you? 42

    - Are you male or female? male

    - Which country are you from? England

    - Which city/area do you live in? Dorset

    - Are you religious? NA

    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Loyal, committed, ambitious

    - Do you have any pets? Cats

    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? None

    - Do you get angry easily? Yes

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Tattoos on both arms

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    ACDC, U2, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, Five Finger Death Punch

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Rock

    - What is your favourite flag? What????

    - Ever gone camping? yes

    - Ever been in love? Yes

    - Ever used fake tan? No

    - Which countries have you visited? Lots

    - Favourite city? Sorrento, Italy

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Walking Dead
    Strike Back
    British Bake Off
    Rudetube
    Top Gear

    - List your five favourite films.
    Bourne ultimatum
    Ronin
    Taken
    Leon


    - Are you wealthy? No

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Motorcycle Tour Guide

    - List the subjects you study/have studied......




    - What do you like least about yourself? My anger issues
     
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  6. louch1

    louch1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    My name is Anna , 43 years young .
    Type 2 diabetic
    Work as a TA in school
    I work with the scouts
    Love to cook , read and run .
    Have 3 cats
    Hubby was diagnosed t2 as well.
    Welcome everyone . :)
     
  7. hansolo

    hansolo Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi I'm Neil
    41 yrs old from Oxfordshire, England
    Diagnosed 2 days ago as T1 Diabetic
    I'm a father of one little boy, husband of one lovely wife
    We have 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 rabbits
    Apple definitely!
    Used to run but only cycle now (mostly to work and back) after dodgy knees
    - Do you get angry easily? Sometimes when things out of my control (animals and child) wind me up [is this relevant?]
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. I used to be a musician; I like any music that is good
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Classical or Jazz
    - Ever gone camping? Lots
    - Which countries have you visited? Lots - was in armed forces, so not all nice countries!
    - Favourite city? Berlin
    - List your five favourite films. I'm of original Star Wars generation. Also Taxi Driver, Clerks, Pulp Fiction, Room with a View
    - Are you wealthy? Relevance? But no..!
    I work in Ground Services for an airline, so travel a little
    I studied music at university - was a musician for 12 years
    - What do you like most about yourself? I'm open and honest, easy to get to know/understand
    - What do you like least about yourself? I'm not as good at everything as I'd like to be!
     
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  8. ConradJ

    ConradJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the madhouse @hansolo

    Sorry to hear about your diagnosis, but you've come to the best place in our solar system for help and support.
     
  9. Barry Ireland

    Barry Ireland Type 2 · Member

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  10. Biggles six

    Biggles six Type 2 · Newbie

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    Biggles
    60
    Male
    London
    Gregarious fun lucky
     
  11. Beelady

    Beelady Type 2 · Active Member

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  12. Beelady

    Beelady Type 2 · Active Member

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    Tried running (C25K) and found it worked wonders on controlling BS levels as well as appetite. I used never to feel full after eating but after running I did. Loved the effect it had on my well being. Until I crocked my Achilles tendon, put into plastic boot, now have a bad back too. Not sure of the best way forward now. I put my bike on its stand and decided to use C25K pod casts to cycle to but it is just sooooooooo boring that way. Will probably just have to lump it and get on with it!
     
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  13. mrpaulbradley

    mrpaulbradley Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, was diagnosed earlier today with type 2 diabetes. Don't know how to feel about it yet. My dad had type 2.
    I'm obese, have sleep apnea, FMS, hypertension, depression and anxiety.

    Safe to say, if I were a horse....... etc etc


    First post, so hi.

    -What is your name = Paul
    - How old are you? 48
    - Are you male or female? = Male
    - Which country are you from? = Scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in? = Glasgow
    - Are you religious? Spiritual, possibly
    - Do you have any pets? Yes, recently gave a home to a dog. He's great.
    - Microsoft or Apple? APPLE!
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/watch. = football, rugby, athletics, cricket.
    - Do you get angry easily? = If people are rude. YES (I hope in caps isn't too rude?)
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No chance.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. = I'd be dead and buried before I could decide.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Refer the honourable to my previous answer
    - What is your favourite flag? Saltire, of course!
    - Ever gone camping? = yes
    - Ever been in love? = Yes and still am
    - Ever used fake tan? = I'm from Scotland, what do you think?!
    - Favourite city? Glasgow or Barcelona
    - Are you wealthy? In family and friends? Then yes.
    - Do you work? If so, as what? = BBC radio producer
     
  14. laurarigg17

    laurarigg17 Type 2 · Member

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    Include a photo here if you wish to.
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    - What is your name? Laura Cristina
    - How old are you? 28
    - Are you male or female? F
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Nr Brighton
    - Are you religious? Nope
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Strange, Crazy but responsible
    - Do you have any pets? 5 Cats. Herbie, Brambles, Leo, Oskar and Tom Tom.
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? FOOOOOTABALL
    - Do you get angry easily? Depends
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? I have my ears pierced.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. You will laugh sorry.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Pop!
    - What is your favourite flag?
    - Ever gone camping? Yes and it always rains.
    - Ever been in love? With cats only.
    - Ever used fake tan? God no! Im pale and will look silly.
    - Which countries have you visited? Spain.
    - Favourite city? Brighton
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Buffy, charmed, supernatural, Dexter and NCIS
    - List your five favourite films. ANYTHING HORROR
    - Are you wealthy? Nope, I wish
    - Do you work? If so, as what? I have my own pet care company.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Mainly to do with animals. I have and am studying way too much.
    - What do you like most about yourself? My hair!
    - What do you like least about yourself? My teeth!
     
  15. Mollysdrunk

    Mollysdrunk Type 1 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Molly
    - How old are you?
    23
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    Scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Guernsey, Channel Islands
    - Are you religious?
    Nope
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Friendly, loyal and committed
    - Do you have any pets?
    2 house rabbits.
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Surfing
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Ears
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Fall out boy, Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic, Beyoncé & Paramore
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Pop punk
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Scotland!
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yep
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    UK, holland, Germany, France, Cyprus, Belgium.. Maybe more I can't think!
    - Favourite city?
    Edinburgh
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Buffy, Dexter, Archer, American Dad & Orphan Black
    - What is your favourite film?
    Aladdin
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, in finance.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Psychology, Film, IT.
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Insecurities!
     
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  16. TyTy

    TyTy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the forum
     
  17. chris1967

    chris1967 Type 2 · Newbie

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    hello everybody been diagnosed for a while now with type 2 but recently have been having terrible sugar spikes having to test at the moment so the doctor can assess whats wrong as ive been diet control only so since friday ive been takin metformin
     
  18. chris1967

    chris1967 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    chris
    - How old are you?
    48
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    west midlands
    - Are you religious?
    Nope
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Friendly, loyal and committed
    - Do you have any pets?
    a dog
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    swimming
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    ears pierced 6 tattoos shoulders and back
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    meatloaf foreigner pink specials barry white
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    mixed
    - What is your favourite flag?
    havent got a fave
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    uk germany africa
    - Favourite city?
    n/a
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    person of interest bones body of proof ghost whisperer longmire
    - What is your favourite film?
    pretty woman
    - Are you wealthy?
    no
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    disabled
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    n/a
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    my Insecurities! myself
     
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  19. Paulo Assis

    Paulo Assis Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hello to all ! I'm a type 2 ! Found out 2weeks ago,and I found this forum ,I've already read so many helpfull things ! I hope i'm writing in the right place. I live in Portugal,but i'm South African making English my home language,I also go to England a lot because I have lots of family there. I have tyroide problems,weight lose is dificult ,i want to learn how I must eat now ,the geting use to new eating habits and time tabels is a bit ,geting used to !
     
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  20. Beats44

    Beats44 Type 2 · Member

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    - What is your name?
    Mark
    - How old are you?
    28
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    Northern Ireland
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Co. Armagh
    - Are you religious?
    Yea
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Friendly, Caring, Sporty
    - Do you have any pets?
    Nope
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    American Football, Soccer, Swimming
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Tattoo on my left calf
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Aw love all music, everything from Nirvanne to Frank Sinatra to Garth Brooks
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Mixed
    - What is your favourite flag?
    NI Flag
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    UK, Ireland, Latvia, Spain, France, Cezh Republic, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria.
    - Favourite city?
    Riga
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Don't watch a whole lot of TV but Friday Night Lights is good.
    - What is your favourite film?
    Remember the Titans / Any Given Sunday
    - Are you wealthy?
    No
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    IT Helpdesk (zzzz I know)
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Performing Arts
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My Weight
     
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