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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. LordReptilia

    LordReptilia Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello!
     
  2. Ziggy2017

    Ziggy2017 Type 3 · Well-Known Member

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  3. Ziggy2017

    Ziggy2017 Type 3 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone I’ve been diabetic since 2012 when I had a double lung transplant doctors say my diabetes is due to my medication
    My name is Paige
    I am a female
    I am from Northern Ireland
    I am a catholic
    Shy,determined,caring
    I have one pet a dog named ziggy (pictured in my profile pic)
    Definitely Apple
    I don’t do sports a lot but I like riding my bike and swimming
    No tattoos or piercings I’d like earrings but my doctors say I can’t have them due to risk of infection
    I don’t know a lot about music but I like little mix and ed Sheeran
    Probably pop would be my favourite music genre
    My favourite flag would be Croatia’s
    I’ve never been camping
    I’ve never been in love (sadly)
    I tan easily in hot places but I wouldn’t use fake tan
    My favourite tv shows would be the Simpsons and don’t tell the bride
    Thanks for reading!
     
  4. LordReptilia

    LordReptilia Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sure thing! I just joined this forum today and am loving this community. It’s such a great feeling to finally communicate with people who actually understand what it’s like to have this disease. If you ever wanna talk, I’m here!
     
  5. Ziggy2017

    Ziggy2017 Type 3 · Well-Known Member

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    @LordReptilia I agree not a lot of people understand what it’s like to deal with diabetes it’s nice to be able to talk to people who understand
     
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  6. buckers62

    buckers62 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi im 56 yr old male with type 2 and neuropathy has anyone had vibration sense done on their big toe and had 2different outcomes
     
  7. Walter Wolf

    Walter Wolf Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi. Good to meet you all. I'm a newly diagnosed 40-year-old male, living in Europe. I am British and have chosen the UK forum, because I prefer to discuss matters such as this in my native language. I have various questions, but I'll address those in the "Newly Diagnosed" section.
     
  8. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi mate,

    Hope this helps and welcome!
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb

    Andrew
     
  9. Steveo58

    Steveo58 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Stephen - I like Steve
    - How old are you?
    59
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    I moved to Arizona USA, and living in Kingman, Az
    - Are you religious?
    I'm C of E but I haven't been to Church since school
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Funny, Loyal, loving
    - Do you have any pets?
    No
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    I use Apple but like Microsoft better.
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Just walk a lot now.
    - Do you get angry easily?
    I used to, but since my triple bypass last year, I don't let things get to me so much.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Yes, both arms
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Union Jack, I'm ex Army
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    A few times, and I am now.
    - Ever used fake tan
    Yes, before I came to America so I didn't look like a ghost
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Ireland, Scotland, Belize, Germany, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Salvador, Sudan, Malta, France, Belgium, Holland, Libya, Austria, Poland
    - Favourite city?
    Dresden, Germany
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Don't have time to watch TV
    - List your five favourite films.
    Expendables, Transporter, Bourne, Young guns, True Grit, (John Wayne)
    - Are you wealthy?
    Wish I was, wouldn't be working so hard.
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    General Manager, for the Transportation Dept, at Grand Canyon West, Skywalk
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    None really
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I'm adventurous and will try anything once
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I read too much about my problems on the internet, and frighten myself lol

    Have fun!
     
  10. natmcc10

    natmcc10 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi everyone new here ! Type 1 diabetic , had diabetes since the age of 8 witch means it’s been 16 years I think haha.

    People call me Nat or Natalie. I’m 24 years old and live in the North of Scotland . I am a security guard and love music, art and outdoors. I was hoping maybe I can make some diabetic friends as I know how hard it is for people to understand what diabetics go through on a daily basis.
     
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  11. a.mcintosh8276

    a.mcintosh8276 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi I'm Andrea. I've had diabetes for 39 years (since the age of 3). I live in the north east of Scotland. its nice to hear from other diabetics and to share experiences and fears. I have had and do have major complications due to my diabetes and would like to hear others experiences. :)
     
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  12. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @a.mcintosh8276 . Welcome to the forum.
    39 yrs out of 42. Wow that's a long time, sorry to hear that complications have arisen.
    I'm sure your experiences of living with diabetes day in day out will be hugely beneficial to the newly diagnosed .
     
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  13. Horace1927

    Horace1927 Prediabetes · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Margaret
    - How old are you? 67 in June
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? Ireland
    - Which city/area do you live in? Monaghan
    - Are you religious? No. Spiritual.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Bohemian. Curious. Artistic.
    - Do you have any pets? Yes a dog named Quinn
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Not sporty.
    - Do you get angry easily? No.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Pierced ears.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Beatles. Simon &Garfunkel. Avicci.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? 60's
    - What is your favourite flag? Tricolour
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? Not for many years
    - Which countries have you visited? Africa. America. Spain. Portugal. Turkey. Cuba.
    - Favourite city? Dublin
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Don't watch T.V
    - List your five favourite films. Nell. Shindler's List. Shawshank Redemption. Money Heist (Netflix)
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Retired Nurse
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Constant reader. Interested in all sorts. Studied Fine Art and Sculpture
    - What do you like most about yourself? I like that I am kind and compassionate towards others.
    - What do you like least about yourself? My tired all the time syndrome.

    That we would do
    We should do when we would; for this 'would' changes
    And hath abatements and delays as many
    As there are tongues, are hands, are accidents;
    And then this 'should' is like a spendthrift sigh,
    That hurts by easing.
     
  14. Gingermick

    Gingermick Type 2 · Member

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  15. larko1989

    larko1989 Other · Newbie

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    - What is your name? MaT
    - How old are you? 29
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Manchester
    - Are you religious? Yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Talkative, Nerd, Kind
    - Do you have any pets? No
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft for Desktop, Apple for phone
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Darts, Snooker
    - Do you get angry easily? No.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Nope
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. RHCP, Biffy Clyro, Muse, Oasis, loads more
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? 70's, 80's, 90's rock, heavy rock, blues
    - What is your favourite flag? None
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? Scotland and Wales (not a good flier lol)
    - Favourite city? Liverpool
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. House, Star Trek, Criminal Minds, Family Guy, Red Dwarf
    - List your five favourite films. Godfather, Logan, Hot Fuzz, Worlds End, Pink Panther (Peter Sellers)
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? In retail
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Nothing outside of High School
     
  16. thistlequeen

    thistlequeen I reversed my Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi, I am Heather

    I am 54, Female and from Alloa, Scotland in the U.K.

    I am not religious and don’t believe in any higher power. My philosophy of life is to treat others as I would want my loved ones and I to be treated and try never to judge others too harshly as I haven’t walked in their shoes.

    Fun-loving (is that one word?), loyal and caring. 3 words to describe me. (My husband just described me as Big, Blonde, *****). Hmmmmmm

    I have 2 dogs. A Scottish Terrier and an Alaskan Malamute who I love dearly.

    Microsoft or Apple? MICROSOFT

    I love to walk, especially through the beautiful Countryside. I am also a bit of a gaming nerd and love my PS4.

    I can get angry quickly when I see injustice or the “it’s all about me” attitude of some people (driving, queue jumpers and pushing in.....).

    I have 2 small tattoos which I got for my 50th birthday

    5 favourite bands/singers. The Eagles, ELO, Mumford and Sons, Aerosmith, Dire Straits and many, many more.

    My favourite music genre is Rock.

    I do have a couple of favourite flags. The Saltire and the flag of Wales. These represent the countries of my birth and my hubby’s.

    I have gone camping many times however the last time we went our tents were blown away and I could hardly walk for a week with a sore back. Time to give it up. Lots of lovely memories though.

    Yes I have been in love.

    I haven’t been sexually attracted to a member of the same sex but can totally appreciate when someone is attractive. Like looking at a piece of art sometimes.

    Ever used fake tan? Yip, once in the early 80’s which was like creosote and one in the last few years. Not for me although it did make my teeth look lighter.

    Which countries have I visited? Loads. Most of Europe, America, Thailand, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Tunisia, The Gambia, Bahamas, Turkey, Morocco

    Favourite city? No real favourite city but love Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, the list goes on........

    My five favourite TV programmes. Benidorm, Family Guy, most drama series, most documentaries and last but not least, Still Game.

    My five favourite films. Difficult, hmmmmm. Devils Advocate, Schindler’s List, Psycho, The lord of the rings, Harry Potter movies and much, much more.


    Are you wealthy? No I am not wealthy but I am now at a stage in life where I am comfortable. Long may it last!!!! I would love to be wealthy so that I could spread the wealth around those that are struggling. I have spent many a restless night worrying about money and know the stress of having a lack of it. Would be great to lift the burden from my loved ones and the occasional stranger if I was wealthy enough.

    Do you work? If so, as what? I am a Secondary School Teacher

    List the subjects you study/have studied. Business Management and Computing.

    What do you like most about yourself? I am loyal to friends and family. I have a strong sense of justice. I try not to judge others. I am a bit of a rebel and don’t always conform. I am quite brave and will stand up for what I believe is right.

    What do you like least about yourself? I really wish I didn’t ruminate about things quite so much. I also wish I cared less on what other people think although I think I am getting there again.

    I enjoyed doing this!!!!!
     
  17. kitedoc

    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I am Tony, but respond to kitedoc. Reasons will appear below.
    Address: I live in Adelaide, South Australia. I may appear to be upside down to you up there in the Northern Hemisphere
    but that is your perspective not mine. But welcome to my world !
    Diabetes history: TID 51 years - yes, all on insulin, beginning with urine testing only and reusable glass syringes and needles.
    I felt most privileged to visit Stan Clarke in Sydney in 1980. Stan hailed from the UK (3 cheers) and was the first to build and market a home blood glucose monitoring kit. I purchased one of his meters and have of course graduated through many meters since. Stan's daughter had TID and as an electronics engineer he saw the potential for better control of diabetes for children in particular through making a glucometer for home use.
    And no. I still have fingers, somewhat scarred. And if I drink water I do not have water dripped from my finger pricks.
    Despite diabetes I managed from the 'tender' age of 13 to sail, canoe, go hiking and camping. I even went on a 7 day canoe trip through wilderness areas. ( you cannot cure youthful enthusiasm although I look back in horror at the risks involved).
    Teenage hood: managed the ebb and flow of growing up with the growth spurts leading to doubling or tripling of insulin doses on regular and Isophane insulin without a dextrometer in sight. It was a scary ride !!
    University: I managed to get into Medicine in Sydney where I was living as I grew up. Survived the stresses of internship and residency, including night duty. But it was as though no-one noticed. I managed to walk into an operating theatre lounge in a major teaching hospital in Sydney after a fluorescein angiogram. An eye doctor gives you this fluorescien dye into a vein and takes pictures of your retina when the dye comes through the blood vessels of the eyes, looking for blood vessels damage. You end up with yellow-orange eye for 24 hours and your urine goes an orange colour. Now a yellow-orange eye colour looks a bit like you are jaundiced. And hepatitis is a known cause of jaundice and the last thing anyone wishes to see in an operating theatre complex. NO-ONE batted an eyelid. I guess surgeons are too focused on their work (or golf).
    Career: I trained in General Practice and practiced medicine in various capacities until 2014 when I retired, not due to my diabetes but for family reasons. I have had cataracts replaced in both eyes and had my eye specialist play laser games on the post lens fibrosis ( I am one of the 'lucky' 30% to cop this side-effect). , release of carpal tunnels left and right and several trigger fingers releases ( glad I do not live in USA!!), Nothing else.
    Family: I have 5 children all up. In order: daughter aged 37, son aged 35, daughter aged 33 and twins aged 18 (each!!).
    Interests: some kayaking but mainly kite flying and kite building, reading, gardening, participating in Health Consumer forums and advocacy and I am partway through co-authoring a sci-fi novel.
    Exercise: I subscribe to exercise with meaning. No jogging lap after lap around the same track. I walk 30 mins to the shops choosing various routes, shop, maybe have a coffee with friends and walk home, Same to library and most places. I wear 1/2 kg weights on arms and legs to increase the weight exercise. ( But not when driving or canoeing !!).
    Diet: lowish carbs, higher protein, probiotics and probiotics, omega 3 : Omega 6. about 1: 2-4
    Music: Beatles, Don Mclean, Joan Armatrading, U2, Dylan, Lightfoot, Jackson, Fureys and more, Classics ++
    Movies and TV: most films/TV with Robert Redford or Martin Shaw, The Village, Poldark, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python,
    Demeanour: I tend to not put myself forward to present well or to push my own barrow ( only do so with humour as a detractor) but if somebody or institution crosses or disadvantages someone I will go into battle for them like a shot. I am much less strident and reactive than I used to be because I have managed to let wisdom temper my actions more in recent years.
    Dislikes: Black jelly beans - my wife feeds them to me if I need them and as a reminder to do better.!!
     
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    Railman74 Type 2 · Active Member

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    My name is Jen, I'm 34 and a first year student nurse for Adult nursing with interest in acute surgical wards and end of life care. In addition to type 1 diabetes, I also have vitiligo and erythema nodosum.
    My tastes are pretty eclectic. I like all sorts of music and films and currently hold an Odeon Limitless card so I can see all the films I want, as many times as I like.
    My love life has been MIA for over 10years. I do not have any children and at this stage in my life, I don't ever foresee managing to have any of my own naturally.
     
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    Very concerned that the answers to some of these questions could allow scammers access to other personal data / accounts etc.
     
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