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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. prancer53

    prancer53 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Impatence--“Lingerer, my brain is on fire with impatience; and you tarry so long!”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
     
  2. DebW

    DebW Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hello, anyone there? I don't think I'm using this correctly. **** it.
     
  3. tinyfilosofer

    tinyfilosofer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Um, if you are shouting out at the forum, I think you got it right. If you are shouting out to extra terrestrial beings, then ya, not so much the right way to do it.


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  4. fletchweb

    fletchweb Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Hello there, my name is Ronald Scott Fletcher, I'm 54 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes back in 1966. As odd as this may sound I'm lucky. For some bizarre reason I look much younger than my years, I'm in good physical condition and continue to do the same things as I did when I was in my 20s.

    For the first 25 years of my life living with type 1, I took one shot of Lente Insulin (beef/pork) per day and maybe tested myself a couple of times a month. I was on no diet, smoked pot, drank a lot of alcohol and would only see a doctor if I injured myself and needed some medical treatment.

    The last 25 years I started to take care of myself a little bit better as I became a father/parent to a couple of great kids and thought I wanted to be around to watch them grow up. Well they have grown up - one is in the Royal Canadian Navy and the other is in University.

    I now take two different types of insulin, test myself on average 4 times per day and my diet has changed slightly - I stay away from overly processed foods including the evil fast food. I fast every weekend, (not true fasting - still have a small dinner time meal - low carbs with a little bit of protein) and continue to live with my type 1 very well.

    I was a professional musician but in my mid 40s after every gig (2 in the morning - packing up my own gear etc) I wondered if all this stress and pain was worth it, I decided to leave that life behind. However I still write and compose music - I'm a multi instrumentalist - check me out on soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/ronald-scott-fletcher

    I'm not religious, was born in the USA to Canadian Parents and moved back to Canada just before I was diagnosed with type 1. I'm currently an IT specialist for the Government and quite frankly am very happy to be able to use the Canadian Healthcare system. It has it's faults but its advantages more than make up for it in my opinion.. My diabetes costs are full covered by my health plan so I do not have to pay for test strips or insulin - I'm very lucky otherwise life would be a little bit more stressful.

    So far no complications.

    I currently live on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Any questions I'd be happy to answer and that's about it.

    Have a great day everybody!
     
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  5. tinyfilosofer

    tinyfilosofer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  6. MikeTurin

    MikeTurin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, let's try to answer

    - What is your name?
    Mike
    - How old are you?
    I'm 45 years old
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    Italy
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    As you could guess I'm living in Turin downtown.
    - Do you have any pets?
    Nope. Parents have a couple of dogs.
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Linux (that runs great on Macs)
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Mountain biking
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Are you kidding?
    - Ever gone camping?
    When I was young
    - Ever been in love?
    Of course
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Huh?
    - Which countries have you visited?
    France, Austria, Switzerland
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Doctor Who
    Midsomer Murders
    NCIS
    Sherlock
    Cobra 11
    - List your five favourite films.
    Frankestein jr
    Back to the future
    Rocky Horror Picture Show

    - Are you wealthy?
    I suppose not.
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    I'm a software programmer.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Computer Science Engineering
     
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  7. EileenB1960

    EileenB1960 Prediabetes · Member

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    What is your name?
    Eileen
    - How old are you?
    I'm 55 years old
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    UK Northern Ireland
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Belfast
    - Do you have any pets?
    Dog and cat
    - Microsoft or Apple?

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    No sports.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Ifso, where?

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes.
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Maybe lol
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Greece, Spain, Turkey, Gran Canaries
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    EastEnders
    Coronation Street
    Emmerdale
    Midsomer Murders
    The Chase

    - List your five favourite films

    - Are you wealthy?
    I wish lol
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Don't work

    :rolleyes::p;):oops::angelic::stop:
     
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  8. sammy704

    sammy704 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi Everyone. Hope this works...been having problems with the IOS app.

    - What is your name?
    Trisha
    - How old are you?
    38
    - Are you male or female?
    F
    - Which country are you from?
    USA
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Florida
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Thorough, matter-of-fact, inquisitive

    - Do you have any pets?
    yes, more of a dog person, but i also have a cat

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    apple

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    softball, bowling

    - Do you get angry easily?
    no

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    no thanks

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

    - Ever been in love?
    i am

    - Ever used fake tan?
    ha

    - Which countries have you visited?
    European ones, and Canada

    - Favourite city?
    London

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Web developer

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Media Production @ FSU, New Media @ LSE
     
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  9. SpeedyDee

    SpeedyDee Type 2 · Newbie

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    What is your name? Debra
    - How old are you?49
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? Born in Britain
    - Which city/area do you live in? Derbyshire
    - Are you religious? Yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Caring, Creative, Curious
    - Do you have any pets? Mylo, my border collie x kelpie
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Do you get angry easily?no
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? yes two on my arm, planning on more didn't start until last year.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.No favourites just like what I like at the time
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? All
    - What is your favourite flag? Union Jack
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? I still am
    - Ever used fake tan? no
    - Which countries have you visited? None
    - Favourite city? London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. DIY SOS, Bitten, Dark Matter, Most Haunted, Ghost Adventures.
    - List your five favourite films. Highlander, Scanners, Hellraiser, Walter Mitty (The new one), Pitch Black
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? In a way I'm a Full-Time Carer for my husband.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Life
     
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  10. loverliesgal

    loverliesgal Type 1 · Member

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  11. Sam Carter

    Sam Carter Type 1 · Member

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  12. wylie27

    wylie27 Type 2 · Member

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    - What is your name?
    Jason
    - How old are you?
    I am 41 for another 2 months

    - Are you male or female?
    I am male

    - Which country are you from?
    I am from Australia
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    I live in Collaroy on the northern beaches of Sydney

    - Are you religious?
    About Motor racing yep.

    - Do you have any pets?
    two dogs. Jack Russell and a Chihuahua x Mini Poodle

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Multi platformed household.

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Target shooting, Pistol and Rifle.

    - Do you get angry easily?
    My daughters would say yes.

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Nope

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yup - Family has a farm which is about 50,000 acres in the bush.

    - Which countries have you visited?
    USA
    Thailand
    Indonesia

    - Favourite city?
    Las Vegas for sure.

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Longmire
    Walking Dead
    Strike Back
    The Blacklist
    History Channel Top Shot
     
  13. eunice61

    eunice61 Type 2 · Member

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    What is your name? Eunice
    - How old are you? 55
    - Are you male or female? Woman. (hate the term "female")
    - Which country are you from? England, but 23 years in Wales
    - Which city/area do you live in? Ceredigion
    - Are you religious? More spiritual, I'm a Pagan
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. nerdy, geeky and dorky
    - Do you have any pets? one cat and three hens
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? jumping to conclusions
    - Do you get angry easily? yes and no
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? none at all
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. The Moon & The Nightspirit, Faun, Loreena McLachlan, kd lang, Calexico
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Pagen/New Age
    - What is your favourite flag? the Welsh dragon
    - Ever gone camping? when I was in the Guides
    - Ever been in love? yes
    - Ever used fake tan? no
    - Which countries have you visited? New Zealand, Singapore, England, Scotland, Wales,
    - Favourite city? Cardiff
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Star Trek, NCIS (all flavours), Doctor Who, Agentsd of SHIELD
    - List your five favourite films. Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Event Horizon, Alien v Predator, Iron Man, Avengers Assemble
    - Are you wealthy? don't be daft!
    - Do you work? If so, as what? no
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Eng Lit, religion, English language
    - What do you like most about yourself? Do as you would be done by.
    - What do you like least about yourself? Be done by as you did.
     
  14. juliagc

    juliagc Type 2 · Member

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    Hi there, I am Julia, 59 years old, living in London, with T2 diabetes. I have not been given any medication and told to diet and exercise, So far I have failed in both, (not proud of that). I joined the forum today and there is a lot of wisdom shared here. One thing I take away tonight, I have to take control myself, nobody else can do it for me.
     
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    nanny_ali Type 2 · Member

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    I am currently reading The Blood Sugar Diet by Michael Moseley. About half way through at the moment but I think it might be worth a try. I am only about 7lbs over weight but still feel it could help. I am type 2 . I did lose 2 stone about 4 years ago and the half stone has crept back on so I feel it is time to lose it for good. Good luck.

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  16. Tabbyjoolz

    Tabbyjoolz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What is your name? Joolz
    - How old are you? 53
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? London, innit
    - Are you religious? Agnostic Unitarian
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Creative, nerdy, thoughtful
    - Do you have any pets? Two cats
    - Microsoft or Apple? Dual-user
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Nah. Prefer walking and swimming non-competitively
    - Do you get angry easily? Sometimes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Pierced ears
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Boards of Canada, Orbital, David Sylvian, Prince, David Bowie
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Not a genre, as such. Atmospheric stuff, mostly
    - What is your favourite flag? The flag at the beach that says it's safe to bathe
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? Yes
    - Which countries have you visited? France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Ireland, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium, Sweden, Iceland, US, Thailand, Tunisia, Cape Verde, Namibia, Turkey, Jordan
    - Favourite city? Rome
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. The Bridge, Ray Donovan, One Foot in the Grave (the older I get, the funnier it is), anything with David Attenborough or Chris Packham in it
    - List your five favourite films. Some Like It Hot, Bagdad Hotel, A Matter of Life & Death, Life of Pi, The Way to the Stars
    - Are you wealthy? Nope
    - Do you work? IT project manager at a conference & exhibition centre
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Fine Art, journalism courses, Microsoft Networking Associate
    - What do you like most about yourself? My enquiring nature
    - What do you like least about yourself? Too hard on myself sometimes
     
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  17. Beach Hut

    Beach Hut Type 2 · Member

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    Hi I'm Julie 57 and a newbie not officially diagnosed yet I await that surprise in the morning..but I know I have it..have all the symptoms and fasting bloods are 14.2mmol ...2hours after shoots up to 22.4...(I was given a monitor at my blood test) so I'm trying to prepare myself for the inevitable but really hope I don't need tablets..always struggle to swallow them
    Well I'm now officially T2 started on Glicazide twice a day 4days ago -haven't noticed any change in BMs yet still high-12.5 fasting this morning 15-22 post meals and I have a banging headache (never suffer with them normally).
    Trying to get my head round it all - DNS advised not to change diet just eat healthy meals which I try to do anyway-wondering how long it takes for Glicazide to kick in and whether I should reduce/stop carbs now or wait a while longer-I'm impatient and want control
     
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  18. tinyfilosofer

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    All the best.
     
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    Hi, I'm Sally I'm 57, and live in Cambridge, UK. I'm a nurse by background, lecturer and health coach. I'm still in love with my husband after 33 years and have a gorgeous dog (cross between Collie & French Shepperd). I'm not religious or wealthy but I'm happy and comfortable. I'd describe myself as passionate, enabling and authentic. I like that I'll do my best at whatever I take on and don't like the perfectionist streak in me. I'm pretty patient but injustice will make me angry. Apple but I'm not technical! I enjoy walking, Pilates and core fitness. Music taste is very eclectic, Elton John, Bruce Springstein, Eva Cassidy, George Shearing & Mozart! Irish Flag, London's my favourite city but only for short visits. NY is on my bucket list. I've visited Spain, Germany, France, Belgium. Austria, Switzerland, Italy, USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Not a camper. Used fake tan for the first time last year pleasantly surprised, streak free, no smell and didn't have to wear tights! Don't watch much TV, Bake off and was glued to the Olympics. Shawshank Redemption, Forest Gump, Silence of the Lambs, 4 Weddings and a Funeral, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.
     
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    I'm Sally, 56 years old, Female, living in Ipswich, UK. Just diagnosed Type 2 last week after several years of telling myself i was fine, the thing that pisses me off the most is that this is the year that I lost 12 kg by changing my diet gradually and eating more healthily than I have for years ! My main symptom why I went to the GP was my eye sight suddenly went haywire and the optician told me not to drive until it improved, really shocking me - high blood pressure and now diabetes.

    So I heard about Dr Moseley's book, read it and started the 8 week diet as it's not far off the Atkins which I did a few years ago which worked for me, I'm on day 6 and get weighed at the GP on Tuesday and I'm sure I have lost weight already, fingers crossed.

    we have 2 Dogs, both rescue dogs - greyhound lurcher crosses. I use Microsoft. No sports but like walking. I have no tattoos, that would mean pain, have pierced ears which was bad enough.
    Camping, ? usually ended in disaster or rain
    Married for 37 years, used fake tan a few times on my milk bottle legs only
    Have travelled to too many countries to mention, have lived abroad a lot, India for 3 years was most recent, returned to UK home in 2009 and now feel settled

    My favourite TV programmes are Bake Off, Emmerdale, Antiques Roadshow, Homes under the Hammer, any travel chef series, Dr Who is not so much a favourite as a family obsession.
    My five favourite films are Blade Runner, Om Shanti Om, Groundhog Day, Shirin Farhad, romcoms in general

    My favourite musicians, hmm that is tough as that depends on mood ! ELO, Santana, Abba, Queen, but when I lived in North Carolina I really enjoyed CMA big hitters too.

    My favourite flag would be the jolly roger skull and crossbones, which ties in with my affection for the Muppets Treasure Island and Tim Curry
    My favourite city would have to be Venice, amazing place
    Favourite reading is Sci fi, autobiographies, and random authors who I like such as Alexander Mccall Smith, Mary Stewart, Sue Grafton,
    Subjects I have studied include Economics, Co-operative Businesses, Corporate Governance, Credit Unions,

    I don’t answer “most like/most hate” questions
     
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