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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @mayoburt ,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Do by all means start your own thread on the forum with queries on your BG level concern?
    Members here have a lot of experience & are only too happy to help.

    & good luck at the docs..
     
  2. mayoburt

    mayoburt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou but how do I go about starting my own thread
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Find the section on the forum you wish to start a topic. There is a green button top right of the page, click it give your topic a title & compose your thread & post.

    Hope this helps. You'll find your way about in no time! :)

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  4. Hotlic

    Hotlic Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I am new to this but here we go. Nice to meet you all by the way!

    I was told by my GP yesterday that i am technically a type 2 diabetic but will need to go for another blood test next week to confirm. My father is insulin dependent and has been for years. I am overweight and literally do no exercise. After yesterday, my life is changing. I've signed up to a body transformation centre to work out 5 days per week and will get nutritional advice and recipes from them.

    The thing i really dont understand is WHAT do i do now? It is only a matter of weeks before i actually get officially diagnosed, so why not plan ahead?

    Are there local groups or some ways to meet people in my area who are in a similar situation or is it mainly online support?

    Thanks again guys!

    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    Not yet :)

    - What is your name?
    Dan

    - How old are you?
    34

    - Are you male or female?
    Male

    - Which country are you from?
    England

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    London

    - Are you religious?
    Semi

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Friendly, Sincere, Witty

    - Do you have any pets?
    Not anymore

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft but slowly moving to Apple!

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Love a game of football. More watching than playing... I guess thats maybe part of the reason im here!

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Not really, but when i do, i get pretty mad

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Just the ears, but took the studs out now

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Anything Old School Garage, Old Hip Hop, House and even some Classical (Einaudi)

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Old School Garage

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Israeli

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes, when i was younger

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes

    - Ever used fake tan?
    No. Im ginger. It would be too obvious!

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Many. All over the USA, Caribbean, South America, Middle East, All over Europe. Would love to Visit the Far East though.

    - Favourite city?
    Tel Aviv

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    People Just Do Nothing, Suits, Power, Game of Thrones

    - List your five favourite films.
    Shawshank Redemption, Godfather, Scarface

    - Are you wealthy?
    Depends on if it's pay day or not...

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, Ops Manager

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Everything up to A-Levels and that's about it!

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My kindness and loyalty

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My weight. Hopefully that will not be an issue in the near future!
     
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  5. AM1874

    AM1874 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Hotlic ..
    I have posted a reply for you in the "Type 2 Diabetes" thread
     
  6. Jimbhoy

    Jimbhoy · Member

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  7. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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  8. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Mayoburt - If you're struggling with starting a new thread yourself, I could move your post to a place you might receive more responses?

    You might find some "How to" videos for the forum, which you'll find here: http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/forum-beginners-video-guides.51729/

    I'm sure folks like @Bluetit1802 , @AM1874 and loads of others will be keen to help you.

    Welcome to the forum from me too. :)
     
  9. pansy1954

    pansy1954 · Newbie

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  10. robertsmits

    robertsmits Type 2 · Newbie

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  11. robhill

    robhill Type 2 · Newbie

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    OK - I'm new here and newly diagnosed...... pretty worried, scared and confused right now.......

    Here's my answers:-

    - Include a photo here if you wish to. - Will add one to profile ASAP
    - What is your name? - Rob
    - How old are you? - 50
    - Are you male or female? - Male
    - Which country are you from? - UK, but travelled extensively and lived in USA twice
    - Which city/area do you live in? - Lincoln
    - Are you religious? - Not really
    - Do you have any pets? - Yes a lovely cat called 'Magic' - and my wife has a horse
    - Microsoft or Apple? - Apple - not a fan, it just works for me
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? - Just taken up lawn bowls
    - Do you get angry easily? - Yes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? - No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. - Jimmy Buffet, The Who, The Jam, Level 42, Heaven 17
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? - Very varied
    - What is your favourite flag? - Union Jack
    - Ever gone camping? - As a child - once only!
    - Ever been in love? - Yes, with my wife - still very much so, she's my rock
    - Ever used fake tan? - No
    - Which countries have you visited? - About 50 in total
    - Favourite city? - London
    - Are you wealthy? - Not really
    - Do you work? If so, as what? - Self Employed - work as a marketing consultant and a commercial photographer
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. - Electronics and Marketing - both to degree level

    OK - I skipped a few questions...... but that should be a good start.......
     
  12. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Hi and welcome aboard! @robhill

    Jump in and join us, start a new thread if you wish and tell us a little about your diabetes, and ask as many questions as you like.
     
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  13. Anthony1738

    Anthony1738 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  14. Dianemacfaden

    Dianemacfaden Type 1 · Active Member

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  15. Dianemacfaden

    Dianemacfaden Type 1 · Active Member

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    Low carb is the answer! Took me 40 years of incorrect calculating to work this out!
     
  16. mitty6678

    mitty6678 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi all! :)
    Im Mairi-Therese
    IM female and am 23years old
    I have been a type 1 diabetic for 18years now (yay!)
    I am currently at college doing photography and have in the past done animal care level 2 :)
    I have had many piercings on the ear (all of my left) and my nose however after 3years of no problems they have been taken out sadly.
    I have had several pet chickens and a cat who is now 10years old (Merlin).
    I have two tattoos on my left arm and am very happy with it.

    I am new to this forum and wondered does anyone have any other conditions along side diabetes? (i have a few more illness's and could use some advice)
     
  17. SaffyreSkye

    SaffyreSkye Family member · Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I am Janine, and I am the mother of a T1 pumper who was diagnosed back in 2009. I have joined this site as my friends have said for a while that it a great place to gain further information and personal experiences (though I am very aware that everyone has different health needs/experiences).

    I am hoping to find more people to communicate with and share advice and/or support with. Things have been a bit bumpy recently as we transitioned to pump therapy in June and as my daughter is 12, her hormones aren't her best friend right now.

    I am looking forward to getting to know you all!

    -Janine

    - What is your name? Janine, pleased to meet you all!
    - How old are you? I am 31 years old.
    - Are you male or female? Female.
    - Which country are you from? The United Kingdom.
    - Which city/area do you live in? Canterbury, Kent.
    - Are you religious? No, but I am spiritual.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Bubbly, empathetic, feisty!
    - Do you have any pets? A cat called Enid and 2 guinea pigs called Ditto and Alfred (Alfie).
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft.
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? I don't play sports. I love video games though.
    - Do you get angry easily? Sometimes, it depends on what has happened.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? 3 tattoos (one on each bicep and one on my right shoulder blade), the piercings I have are 2 in my right earlobe, one in my left, my nose, tongue, lip and navel, I did have my eyebrow pierced but it was torn out.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Within Temptation, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nightwish, Hammerfall. Alestorm.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Metal/Rock
    - What is your favourite flag? A white flag, I surrender!
    - Ever gone camping? Yes, absolutely love it, especially when combined with other outdoor activities.
    - Ever been in love? Absolutely.
    - Ever used fake tan? Yes, back when I was 14... The results were frankly horrendous :p
    - Which countries have you visited? Only England (different places, does it count?), Scotland and Wales.
    - Favourite city? Keswick, it's beautiful.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!, Dragon's Den, Four in a Bed, The Hotel Inspector.
    - List your five favourite films. Schindler's List, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Pianist, Edward Scissorhands.
    - Are you wealthy? I wish!
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Not at the moment.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Psychology, electronics engineering.
    - What do you like most about yourself? That I am very caring and look out for those around me.
    - What do you like least about yourself? That I panic too easily. It makes it very hard to relax.
     
  18. 56activeandhealthy

    56activeandhealthy Type 2 · Member

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    Hi my name is Russell, I am 56 years old, I am Male, I am from the UK, I come from Nottingham, Not really religious but I am a Christian, I would say 3 words to describe my personality are Caring, Honest and Sincere, I have no pets, Microsoft, Don't play any sports but go to the gym 4 days a week to keep fit, I can get angry easy but try to count to ten, No tattoos or piercings,favourite musician/bands are David Bowie, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Pharrel Williams, John Newman, Music Genre I love the most is Motown and Soul, I'd say the Spanish flag love it's colour, as a kid always went camping not know, yes I've been in love the best feeling in the world, No never not that vain, Countries visited include America, Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Singapore, Sydney in Australia(Favourite City), I think I have nice eyes/eyebrows, the thing I least like about myself is having no hair.
     
  19. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Sydney in Australia(Favourite City)

    Them's fighting words to a Melbournian :)
     
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  20. Ixarix

    Ixarix Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What is my name. Brock
    I'm 43
    Male
    From N. Ont. Canada.
    Somewhat religious though not practicing
    Three words for my personality fun, loyal, cheerful.
    No pets, though I'd have a cat.
    Microsoft
    Don't play sports, enjoy watching, and playing video games too.
    I don't get angry usually, I'll had bouts of anger since I've bee diagnosed.
    No tattoos
    I like Madonna, ABBA, Adele, Prince, and Janet Jackson.
    I like pop music
    Favorite flag Canadian flag
    Never been camping.
    Been in love yes.
    Never had a fake tan
    I've visited the U.K. Twice, the US, Mexico, Aruba, and Curaçao.
    My city is my fav. Toronto would be close second
    Fav. Films The Godfather, the piano, La La Land, Casablanca, The Tree of Life, Spirited Away
    No wealthy
    Work in a library
    I studied theatre in University
    I'm pretty easy going
    But I too than to get panicked easily.
     
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