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

  1. Katson80

    Katson80 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi, I'm Katie, I only joined yesterday as I wanted to share a recent experience I've had with improving my control. As I'm here I'll answer the questions as the forum seems very supportive, informative and friendly :)



    - What is your name?
    Katie

    - How old are you?
    36

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    United Kingdom

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Grantham

    - Are you religious?
    I wouldn't say so, no

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Eager to learn.

    - Do you have any pets?
    A dog called Ben, a cat called Rudy and four chickens called Bob, Stuart, Kevin and Norbert (my son named them)

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Yoga.

    - Do you get angry easily?
    No.

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    I have a white tattoo on my inner right forearm/

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Mindless Self Indulgence, Rammstein, Queens of the Stone Age

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Indy/pop

    - What is your favourite flag?
    The one on top of a sandcastle on the beach!

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes, it's fab!

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Yes. Summer essential.

    - Which countries have you visited?
    USA, Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Norway, Hungry, Czech Republic, Italy.

    - Favourite city?
    Copenhagen.

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Prison Break, Scandal, Brooklyn 99, QI, America's Next Top Model

    - List your five favourite films.
    Harry Potter, Deadpool, Home Alone, Anchor Man, Elf

    - Are you wealthy?
    Not yet but am working on it!

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, I'm a Subject Leader of English and also have my own online business.

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Persistence, positivity and bounce-back-ability

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    No ability to say no!
     
  2. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum @keith8.
     
  3. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum @Gazzamius.
     
  4. Janr20

    Janr20 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi I'm a type 2 diabetic since 2008. In July 2015 suffered a stroke and was told my diabetes was not in control. Immediately changed GPS to a good GP with a good track record managing diabetics. In June 2016 started on Lantus insulin. It was not producing desired results so put on a combination of Lantus / NovoRapid insulin in December 2017.
     
  5. F1_fan

    F1_fan Type 1 · Newbie

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    Type 1 for 5 years, and have had constant health problems.
    The forum looks brilliant, and am hoping to find the answers to some of my problems.
     
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  6. alfie2000

    alfie2000 Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Not diabetic or pre-diabetic (although afraid I could become if I don't behave better). I am 65 and have been retired for 10 years.

    I am consistent about working out, however I gain/lose/gain/lose far too much (due to frequent travel). I joined this forum because I am going healthy low carb. I trust this forum because of it being part of Diabetes UK. Not sure I trust other low carb forums to give me the right advice.
     
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  7. leslie10152

    leslie10152 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum @alfie2000. You are on the right track. Eat healthy, get regular exercise and avoid fad diets as they will do more harm than good. Remember, less processing = better health benefits.
     
  8. Goldielocks

    Goldielocks Type 2 · Newbie

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  9. alfie2000

    alfie2000 Don't have diabetes · Member

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    Thanks! Very little processed food in this house.
     
  10. Mark3107

    Mark3107 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Mark
    - How old are you? 49
    - Are you male or female? Male, the last time I looked.
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? East Yorkshire
    - Are you religious? No - it's the root of many of the world's evils, as far as I'm concerned.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Rusty old matelot, but for a more realistic viewpoint, you'd have to ask others.
    - Do you have any pets? No
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft, unfortunately. After nearly 30 years of using MS, it's probably too late to start learning Apple's OS.
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Playing days are over - dodgy knee & broken Tibia saw to that. Enjoy watching Football (Rangers Fan), Speedway, Moto GP/Superbikes, Curling (Eve Muirhead & the Girls)
    - Do you get angry easily? Frustrated more like - yes. Anger - I tend to leave to individual actions that go against my grain
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Credence Clearwater Revival; Bruce Springsteen; 10,000 Maniacs; Trisha Yearwood; Celine Dion (yes, really!)
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? It's all over the place....punk to opera. Against Me to Marley to Bizet. Basically anything but Dance, Hip-Hop, Garage, (c)Rap.....I think you get my drift.
    - What is your favourite flag? White Ensign, followed by the Union Flag
    - Ever gone camping? A couple of times in my youth & early military career. Much preferred being in a steel box in a force 12 storm than being under canvas - far more civilised.
    - Ever been in love? Yes, but her with me...........?
    - Ever used fake tan? No - I despise the notion of its use.
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Holidays - Wales & Spain (both pre-Navy life)
    Work in the Navy - Ye Gods... in alphabetical order...Anguilla, Antigua, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium,Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, China (incl Hong Kong), Denmark, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (and several islands), Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guatemala, India, Italy (incl Sicily), Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Martinique, Montserrat, Morocco, Netherlands (incl Dutch Antilles), Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russia (and once when known as the USSR), Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Scotland (based there on and off for 8 years), Singapore, South Korea, Spain, St Lucia, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, US Virgin Islands, USA, and finally Vietnam. Visited several of them numerous times with Gibraltar being the most frequent (at least 25 visits)
    - Favourite city? Copenhagen, Gibraltar, Hamilton (Bermuda),and Singapore are my favourites - Singers, but only just over Gib.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.The Americans; Taggart (with or without Jim); NCIS; Deadliest Catch; 24 Hours in A&E / Police Custody
    - List your five favourite films. Das Boot, Bugsy Malone (complete with the legendary Splurge Guns!); Kelly's Heroes; Ronin; Stalingrad
    - Are you wealthy? No - still waiting for the x5 (or x6 or x7 - I'm not greedy!) single winning EuroMillions Rollover ticket
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Yes - civil servant
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Logistics, logistics, and er.....logistics. Trying to learn to speak German for planned visit next year.
    - What do you like most about yourself? That I stepped forward and served Queen & Country for 24 years and did my bit.
    - What do you like least about yourself? The ill health that has plagued me since 2004
     
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  11. Robinson-Brett

    Robinson-Brett Type 2 · Newbie

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    Can anyone help me please, I'm not even sure I'm posting this in the right place. I have type 2 diabetes and take Metformen and Gliclazide with Insulin once a day in the morning, Insurance Basel 100 IU/ml and I click to 36 units now. I have put on so much weight in the last year and it's making life so difficult for me. I have arthritis in my feet, hands and knees as well as hips so not being very active is making my life hell. I have also developed an iron deficiency to the point of being less than 12. Please can someone help me my doctor seems at a loss to understand how awful it is at just 68 not to be able to walk more than a few yards and not being able to do my garden is terrible for me. Please help! Gillian[​IMG]
     
  12. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Robinson-Brett . There's a lot of knowledgeable people on the forum who maybe able to help.
    I'll tag @DCUKMod . You may benefit from your post being in the type 2 section and she may move it for you.
    Welcome to the forum.
     
  13. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Robinson-Brett - I would be happy to move your post to an area where it may receive more specific replies. The area I would suggest would be the "Type 2 with Insulin" area. It's here, if you would like to look at some of the content before deciding: http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/category/type-2-with-insulin.57/

    Thanks for tagging me @therower
     
  14. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What is your name?

    Johnny Baker (a sufferer of Asperger Syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus, insulin resistant.

    How old are you?

    47

    Are you male or female?

    I'm a man

    What country are you from?

    England

    Which city or area do you live in?

    Vauxhall, south west London although I grew up in Finchley, north London.

    Are you religious?

    I'm church of England but am interested in the Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses' teachings

    Pick three words to describe your personality?

    Kind, caring, friendly

    Do you have any pets?

    No, but I love cats

    Microsoft or Apple?

    Neither, I have a Chromebook lap top computer

    Which sports, if any,do you like/play?

    None

    Do you get angry easily?

    Occasionally I have sensory overload, a facet of my mood cycle which can precipitate an autistic meltdown but they're very short lived

    Do you have any tattoos/piercings, if so where?

    I don't have any tattoos/piercings.

    List your favourite musicians/bands?

    ELO
    Bee Gees
    Abba
    The Carpenters
    David Essex
    David Soul

    Favourite music genre?

    1970s glamrock, disco and ballads

    What is your favourite flag?

    union jack

    Ever gone camping?

    As a little boy in Suffolk in maple leaf camping site

    Ever been in love?

    no

    Ever used fake tan?

    No

    which countries have you visited?

    Spain
    ~Mallorca
    Czech republic
    Austria
    Switzerland
    Hungary
    France
    Germany
    Luxembourg
    Holland

    Favourite city?

    Jerusalem

    Favourite 5 TV

    Good Luck Charlie
    Shake it up
    Liv and Maddie
    Stuck in the middle
    Bizaardvark

    Favourite 5 films

    Frozen
    The Dream Team
    Dumb and Dumber
    Dumb and Dumber To
    Pinocchio

    Are you wealthy?

    No I'm on a low income

    Do work? if so, where?

    I'm unemployed with disability

    List the subjects you study/have studied?

    None

    What do you like most about yourself?

    My friendliness

    What do you like least about yourself?

    My mood swings
     
  15. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Sorry to hear you are having such a tough time. It must also be very frustrating just not to be able to have the therapeutic value and pleasure of getting in about your garden.You don't mention your blood sugar levels, so I can't see if all your meds are being really effective in keeping your glucose levels normalish. I know it is weight that is causing the immediate issue though, and I can't help much there because I have never had to diet for that reason. My diet is aimed at keeping the blood sugar down - so it is low on carbohydrates (ie. I avoid food like bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice etc as well as sugary stuff). If you think you could cut down in these food it can only help you lose weight and will help with blood sugar levels...but you are on meds and insulin so I would advise talking to your doctor about the possibility of coming off the Gliclazide (a drug which won't help with weight) and trying a lower carbohydrate diet if you think you are up to it. At minimum, eat a little bit less of those kinds of food. Good luck, I hope you are back in the garden soon.
     
  16. Fluffycat_

    Fluffycat_ Type 2 · Member

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    - What is your name?
    Donna

    - How old are you?
    37

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    United Kingdom

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Staffordshire

    - Are you religious?
    I wouldn't say so, no

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    caring, tactful, shy

    - Do you have any pets?
    I have two cats called Sooty (boy) Sweep (girl)

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I like to watch horse events like dressarge, show jumping. Don't play any

    - Do you get angry easily?
    No takes at lot to wind me up but when i blow watch out!

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    I have my ears done no tattoos

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Frank sintra, The kinks, The rag and bone man, Abba and Carpenters

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Mixed like all sorts but probley 50's & 60's

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Don't have one

    - Ever gone camping?
    Once in november in pouring rain never again unless in a dormatry like brownies

    - Ever been in love?
    No

    - Ever used fake tan?
    No happy pale

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Wales never had a passport not bothed about travel

    - Favourite city?
    Don't have one

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Bewtiched up to seris 5 , CSI any! , vera, come dine with me and pitch battle at momant

    - List your five favourite films.
    High sociaty, white Christmas, Grease 2 , An American in paris, On the town

    - Are you wealthy?
    No not money but love my mom to pices.

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, I work as a support worker with adults who have learning disabilites and challenging behavior.


    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I supose my eyes as mom says there like my dads ( passed away when i was 11)

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Most things that i have a form of Dyslexia mainly spelling as you can tell !

    What did you study
    Lots all care based child care up to nvq2 care/ special needs nvq3

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I am caring and honest will help any one if i can
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I have very little confidance
    Personal note most tell me i was born too late as you see from my film/ music choices. I am quite shy and hate partys as feel akward i am great with tec as don't have to do face to face but very passanate about my job and can talk for hours about it and disablility issues and i am my mom's carer as well.
     
  17. Metabolism_Boss

    Metabolism_Boss Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, my name is Frances Presland, I live in the UK and I am in my late fifties. I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 in the autumn of 2015. I appear to be a TOFI (Thin Outside Fat Inside), and I find that small things affect my blood sugar a lot. Just being a few pounds overweight or having a period of stress can have a big impact on my BG readings.

    I am interested in fasting and one meal a day eating after reading The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung, and the Fast Five diet by Bert Herring, to see if these eating regimes can help resolve some of the problems I am seeing and actually let me become Boss of my metabolism - which is running rings round me at the moment!
     
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  18. KezG

    KezG Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    kulusell Type 2 · Newbie

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    My name is Lucretia and i an 54 years old single mother of two teenagers was diagnosis with diabetes 1999
     
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