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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. micky p

    micky p Type 1 · Newbie

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    micky p Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi im michael 33 years old type 1 for almost 8 years don't know what to say I'm not a bit like the people who want pitty the way I see it is my diabeties has to live with me and my family is a good one and I have a good partner with a great personality and a great Body to go with it
     
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  3. Prettypinkpetals

    Prettypinkpetals Type 2 · Active Member

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    - What is your name? Rose
    - How old are you?40
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Oxford
    - Are you religious?no
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Happy, lovely, lively
    - Do you have any pets? Yes 2 dogs 2 cats
    - Microsoft or Apple?apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Swimming
    - Do you get angry easily? Sometimes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Varied taste
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    - What is your favourite flag? English
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? Yes
    - Which countries have you visited? Spain, Greece, USA, Ireland, morocco, Holland
    - Favourite city? Amsterdam
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    - List your five favourite films.
    - Are you wealthy?no
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Teacher
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Anthropology, Biology, education.
    - What do you like most about yourself? My cheekbones
    - What do you like least about yourself? My tummy

    Have fun!
    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/index.php?posts/297323/
     
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  4. msmith135

    msmith135 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi, Im Mark, 29yrs old from Swindon. I have just signed up to this website, I was only diagnosed a few months ago so still getting to grips with managing glucose levels. I also recently became a dad so trying to learn a lot at the same time, I'm trying to document my experiences here: thediabeticdad.co.uk

    - Do you have any pets?
    Yes, two Cats

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Got the cycling bug recently but always played football

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Not really

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Not yet

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Huge Stereophonics fan, a varied taste outside of that. Aim is a long term favourite band too.

    - Favourite city?
    Paris

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Suits, GCN channel on YouTube

    - List your five favourite films.
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    - Are you wealthy?
    Nope!

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Engineer

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I think I'm a positive person, I certainly try to be

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I can be quite Impatient
     
  5. MeurigMc

    MeurigMc Type 2 · Member

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    Hi I'm a newby, found out I'm diabetic in May this year (2016).

    Going to be a bit stingy with the questions but here's some:

    Male, last i checked
    Age 48
    Live in Wales
    Married two kids
    Likes Cars, motorsport, outdoor stuff
    Music Rock Blues Metal of all types

    Was 106kg in May now 87kg have halved my average readings from 84 to 48 diet only but:
    very stressed about highs (8 to 9) most mornings.
     
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  6. Marcusblackcat

    Marcusblackcat Type 1 · Newbie

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    image.jpeg That's me on the left. The rest are my lovely family.
    Hi I'm Marc. Been diabetic since 1977 (2 when diagnosed) so have seen it all! From 4 injections a day it's a needle 15mm long on th end of a metal syringe, to 2 a day and serious limits on food during my most rebellious years, to carb counting and DAFNE and finally onto an insulin pump 4 years ago. Just started this eek with CGMS and love it! Onto the minimed 640g now and love pump therapy. Best thing ever from a diabetes standpoint (short of a cure!)

    - How old are you?
    41
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Durham
    - Are you religious?
    No!
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Fun, musical, family
    - Do you have any pets?
    4 dogs, a rabbit and a 5 foot fish tank
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Both!
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Running, football, cricket
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Only when I'm driving or hypo
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Loads of tattoos. Right forearm sleeved with my guitar neck and my hand and some music I wrote. Even got "type 1 diabetic" tattooed on my collarbone (ouch)
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Led Zeppelin
    Bon Jovi
    Queen
    James Taylor
    The Eagles
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Surrender
    - Ever gone camping?
    Not yet!
    - Ever been in love?
    Am in love with my beautiful wife
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    France, Majorca, Tenerife, Dominican Republic, Cyprus, Austria.
    - Favourite city?
    Durham (boring I know but I love my home city)
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Breaking bad
    Bones
    Arrow
    Flash
    Mount pleasant
    - List your five favourite films.
    Empire strikes back
    Star Wars (a new hope)
    The godfather
    Bad boys
    Bridget Jones 3! (I know)
    - Are you wealthy?
    Working class
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Teach Maths and IT for the NHS
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Maths, IT, computer programming
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My life!
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Nothing

    Have fun!
     
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    asparagusp · Guest

    Are you lot crazy? Giving out your personal details to a stranger online! Posting personal photos too? God help you.
     
  8. Amsjadee

    Amsjadee Type 1 · Member

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    - What is your name?
    my name is Amy Whittaker
    - How old are you?
    I am 17 and i turn 18 next month
    - Are you male or female?
    I am female
    - Which country are you from?
    I live in Crawley in the South East of England
    - Are you religious?
    I am christened although I am not religious now
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    bubbly, friendly, helpful
    - Do you have any pets?
    I have pet rabbit called Bouncer. He is 7
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple all the way. I have a Mac, iPhone 6s, iPod Touch and iPad
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    i like watching football if its the world cup or euro cup and enjoy the summer and winter Olympic games
    - Do you get angry easily?
    not usually
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    i have my ears pierced and i would like my tragus pierced and a wrist tattoo
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Mcfly, Busted, Taylor Swift, James Arthur, Jamie Lawson
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Pop and rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Great Britain and i like the Macedonian flag
    - Ever gone camping?
    yes
    - Ever been in love?
    I am atm and he is the most supportive caring guy i could ask for
    - Ever used fake tan?
    nope
    - Which countries have you visited?
    USA, Turkey, Sweden, Finland, Spain, France
    - Favourite city?
    New York, even though i've never been
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Miranda, Hollyoaks, I'm a Celeb, BGT
    - List your five favourite films.
    Bridget Jones, We're the Millers, Ted
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    yes, a children's party has at a soft play centre
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Travel and Tourism and ICT


    Have fun
     
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    I don't believe in god - who's going to help me? :)

    My name is Marc, I have tattoos, I like Led Zeppelin - here's a photo. How about you steal my credit card information!
     
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    Marcusblackcat Type 1 · Newbie

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    Good on you. I'm much the same - I've lost family members to Cancer, brain haemorrhages and seen some debilitating diseases take people away - Diabetes is just something to get on with - it's manageable - causes very few problems when well managed so the people who see it as a "sympathy badge" do my head in!! Welcome to the forum
     
  11. DavyPaul

    DavyPaul Type 2 · Member

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    Hello all, in the spirit of the original headings:
    - Include a photo: on profile
    - What is your name?: David Paul Morgan (David or Paul or DavyPaul but nothing else)
    - How old are you?:55 - 56 in 2017
    - Are you male or female?: guess
    - Which country are you from?: UK. Originally from Newport, Monmouthshire
    - Which city/area do you live in?: City and county of Cardiff
    - Are you religious?: no
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.: curious, reserved, loyal
    - Do you have any pets?: No, but I want a black and white cat called sylvester and he must have a pink nose!
    - Microsoft or Apple?: Windows 10 laptop. Android (Marshmallow) Tablet. Android (Lollipop dual sim) Handset. Maybe a new Pixel?
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?: I like a bit of swimming. Some weekly keep fit classes.
    - Do you get angry easily?: no - it simmers.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?: Pierced ear.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.: Yes, The Feeling, Alan Parsons Project, Sophie-Ellis-Bextor, DuranDuran?
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?: Anything 80's? bit of Prog. Musical Theatre.
    - What is your favourite flag? never given it any thought.
    - Ever gone camping? Yes - many times in Polruan/Fowey in Cornwall.
    - Ever been in love? Always
    - Ever used fake tan?: no but i do occasionally use the UV booth
    - Which countries have you visited?: USA/NL/D/A/B/CH/CZ/DK/E/EIR/F/GR/I/San Marino/Vatican/Israel/Jordan/Malta/India/N/Tunisia
    - Favourite city? tricky. San Francisco and Chicago - in the USA. I'm fond of Cologne in Germany.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.: Dr Who (All), Star Trek (All), X-Files, Prisoner (both), Twin Peaks. (plus all the usual cult suspects BSG, B7, B5)
    - List your five favourite films.: 2001, Blade Runner, Lost Boys, Ferris Bueller, double indemnity (All Billy Wilder's)
    - Are you wealthy? compfortable?
    - Do you work? If so, as what?: was 20+ years local government IT. Now IT/Storage for an international company.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.: A Level Physics, chemistry, Maths. Computing at University. Night school German gcse. Technical/language/hardware courses. love to read.
    - What do you like most about yourself?: Patient communicator
    - What do you like least about yourself?: can appear stand-offish.
    [phew]
     
  12. mist

    mist · Guest

    - What is your name? - Wayne
    - How old are you? - 34
    - Are you male or female? - Male
    - Which country are you from? - England
    - Which city/area do you live in? - Hampshire
    - Are you religious? - Nope
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Sensitive, Random, Caring
    - Do you have any pets? - Yes, a Kitteh
    - Microsoft or Apple? - Depends on the device
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Swimming
    - Do you get angry easily? - Yes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? - Nope
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Slash, Hendrix, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, Pink Floyd
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? - Rock
    - What is your favourite flag? - Union Jack
    - Ever gone camping? - Yep
    - Ever been in love? Yep
    - Ever used fake tan? - Nope
    - Which countries have you visited? - Cyprus
    - Favourite city? Not sure
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. - Deadliset catch, Gold Rush, Mysteries at the museum, NASA' S Unexplained files, Ghost Adventures
    - List your five favourite films. - Pulp Fiction, JAWS, Goodfellas, Forest Gump, Castaway
    - Are you wealthy? - Nope
    - Do you work? If so, as what? - Web designer/Developer
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. N/A
    - What do you like most about yourself? - Not much
    - What do you like least about yourself? - Most things

    Have fun!
     
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    I knew I'd ****** that up. My bio is up there with Giverny. One question wasn't asked, how computer literate are you? My answer is obviously not very!! :rolleyes:
     
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    Hi, I have plucked up the courage to join and introduce myself. I have recently (2 weeks) been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I wasn't surprised as I went to the dr and asked to be tested. I had been having symptoms that I googled. My blood result was 18.8. I have been for another blood test this morning as the dr said that the first one only checked blood sugar rather than everything.
    The dr gave me metformin but said I could try changing my eating habits first. I have chosen to do this. So far I am going low carb. I am vegetarian and so eat lots of veg and am keeping my fruit intake to 5 portions a day. I eat quorn products occasionally but most of our foods are cooked from fresh ingredients.
    I have no idea how to measure carbs in fresh foods, in fact I have no idea how to measure carbs in packet foods :) do I note down the carbs or the carbs and the carbs that sugar to get a total?

    One good thing to come from this is my daughter is going to be eating low carb along with me as she does not want to pass eating habits on to her children.

    Questions answered below. I do realise that for many of the questions I would have answered differently each day :)

    - What is your name? Alison
    - How old are you? 55 tomorrow (happy birthday to me)
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Milton Keynes
    - Are you religious? No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Creative, fun, cynical
    - Do you have any pets? No
    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? None
    - Do you get angry easily? No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? I have pierced nose, 15 earrings over both ears, 1 small tattoo on my arm, done many years ago.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Too many to list, I love Reggae, Ska, Punk, and so many others :)
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? As above
    - What is your favourite flag? Turkish, but only because it has a pretty moon and star on it
    - Ever gone camping? Many, many times
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? very few :( don't do air travel
    - Favourite city? -
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Don't have a TV but did like Mighty Boosh, Green Wing, Great British Sewing Bee
    - List your five favourite films. Fight Club, Defendor, Kick Ass, Forest Gump, Stardust
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? I have an online shop selling my sewn items and handmade (by me) jewellery and vintage jewellery. I also work as an adult education tutor teaching Photoshop and web design.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Social Sciences, Art, IT subjects, design software,
    - What do you like most about yourself? I like to be helpful,
    - What do you like least about yourself? So much I could put here, I am not too keen on myself :)
     
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  16. Mick H

    Mick H Type 1 · Newbie

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    What is your name?
    Mick

    How old are you?
    53

    Male

    Country
    England

    Area
    Notts/Derbyshire border


    Are you religious?
    No, atheist

    Describe your personality
    Quiet, positive, caring

    Do you have any pets?
    Two wonderful pugs

    Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft

    Which sports do you like?
    Football cricket and motorcycle racing

    Do you get angry easily?
    Sometimes

    Any tattoos or piercings?
    No

    Five favourite bands
    Sex Pistols The Clash Ramones Killing Joke T-Rex

    Favourite music genre?
    Punk rock

    Favourite flag?
    Skull and crossbones

    Ever gone camping?
    Once, hated it

    Ever been in love?
    Yes

    Ever used fake tan?
    No

    Which countries have you visited?
    Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Dominican Republic

    Favourite city?
    Dublin

    Five favourite TV programmes
    Pointless
    Father Ted
    The Young Ones
    Speed with Guy Martin
    Blackadder

    Five favourite films?
    Pulp Fiction
    Blues Brothers
    School of Rock
    Shrek
    The Life of Brian

    Are you wealthy?
    No

    Do you work?
    Yes, quality inspector at Denby Pottery

    What do you like most about yourself?
    My positive attitude

    What do you like least about yourself?
    Road rage
     
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    - What is your name? Darlene, but most people call me Kristy<br />- How old are you? 39<br />- Are you male or female?female<br />- Which country are you from? US<br />- Which city/area do you live in? Dallas, Texas<br />- Are you religious? Somewhat<br />- Pick three words to describe your personality quiet, whimsical, fun<br />- Do you have any pets? a service dog named jazz<br />- Microsoft or Apple?microsoft<br />- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?i watch college football and pro hockey<br />- Do you get angry easily?not anymore<br />- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Several on my back, medical alert on my right wrist<br />- List your five favourite musicians/bands.all music<br />- What would you say your favourite music genre is? Jazz<br />- What is your favourite flag? Ones with dragons on them<br />- Ever gone camping?yes<br />- Ever been in love?yes<br />- Ever used fake tan?no<br />- Which countries have you visited? Most of the US, Canada, Norway<br />- Favourite city? New Orleans<br />- List your five favourite TV programmes. Bones, csi series, criminal minds, house, I zombie<br />- List your five favourite films. Time at the top, somewhere in time, <br />- Are you wealthy? No<br />- Do you work? If so, as what? Yes. I'm a caregiver. I specialize in elder care, Alzheimer's, ALS, <br />- List the subjects you study/have studied. History<br />- What do you like most about yourself? Flexible. Usually great at rolling through<br />- What do you like least about yourself? Sometimes too impulsive
     
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    What is your name? Tina Samways
    - How old are you? 41
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? United Kingdom
    - Which city/area do you live in? Warwickshire
    - Are you religious? No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Wacky, friendly and generous
    - Do you have any pets? Yes - Dog
    - 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? None
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. UB40, Coldplay, Red Hot Chilli Peppers,
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    - What is your favourite flag? Union Jack
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? France, Greece, Turkey
    - Favourite city? London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Cold Feet, Countryfile
    - List your five favourite films. Dirty Dancing, Ghost,
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Yes - Finance Analyst
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. French, German, Accountancy
    - What do you like most about yourself? Friendly person
    - What do you like least about yourself? How I look
     
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    Dan6 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How old are you?
    30

    Male

    Country
    England

    Area
    Kent


    Are you religious?
    No

    Describe your personality?
    Reserved happy go lucky

    Do you have any pets?
    No

    Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft

    Which sports do you like?
    Football NFL and NHL

    Do you get angry easily?
    no

    Any tattoos or piercings?
    No

    Favourite bands
    Linkin Park less than jake

    Favourite music genre?
    Pop and Rock


    Ever gone camping?
    Yes its fun until it rains

    Ever been in love?
    Yes

    Ever used fake tan?
    No

    Which countries have you visited?
    Usa canary islands

    Favourite place?
    Florida

    Five favourite TV programmes
    Walking Dead
    Father Ted
    Z nation
    Westworld
    24


    Favourite films?
    shawshank redemption


    Are you wealthy?
    No

    What do you like most about yourself?
    My positive attitude
     
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