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

  1. Traceymac23

    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good.....sounds like you're on top of it
     
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  2. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Stephen and welcome.

    You are so right this site is cramed full of 'stuff' to read up on and learn about.

    I wish you well and look forward to reading how you are progressing.

    Po
     
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  3. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Paul

    Happy Good Friday and welcome to the forum.

    Loads of great support here mate and shed fulls of information to wade through if you want to know 'stuff'

    Po
     
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  4. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello and WELCOME!

    You are in right place!

    Po
     
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  5. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! :)
     
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  6. LowCarbThanet

    LowCarbThanet · Member

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    Hi all,

    My name is Shaun and I live in Margate. I'm male, retired, aged 63, happily married, Christian and have never used fake tan!
     
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  7. Suzypooh

    Suzypooh · Newbie

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    "It's better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt"
     
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  8. Traceymac23

    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome mate.......I love Margate.......Cockles and Mussels alive alive oh!!
     
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  9. ianwj

    ianwj Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Hello my name is Ian. I live in Hong Kong. (Retired) Can speak a wee bit of Cantonese. Lived in Sth Africa for 10 yrs then Australia for another 16. Now been in HK since 1995.
     
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    Dtuitt Type 2 · Newbie

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    The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least !
     
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  11. Nyxks

    Nyxks Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Greetings my name is Nyx and I'm 42 from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic 20+ years ago at 20 years old (now 41).

    I'm a Later day Saint who people say I am devoted to my family, heard headed and compassionate.

    I've two parrots and a moyan poodle that is my trained diabetic alert service dog. I'm a avid Apple user who has largely converted over to Android but still prefer my Mac but at times android just works better for a few things.

    I don't play sports but enjoy watching various equestrian events.

    I enjoy listening to glass tiger, Peter Schilling, genius, Peter Gabriel, Lisa Sterling, BYU Vocal Point and several other groups of which I can not say that I have any one style of music that I like to listen to.

    I do like to travel and have traveled to Scotland, England, Isle of Man, various parts of France and Italy, most states in the US and almost all Provinces here in Canada.

    I enjoy watching paw patrol, midsummer murders, criminal minds, mayday, seconds from disaster, highway through hell and a few others.

    Work wise I have dun various jobs as I own my own business doing graphic deisgn, web design, photography, dog training and dog/cat sitting. Unfortunately now that my mobility is more limited work has become more limited and we are surviving on disability (similar to pip).

    I'm in the process of getting my first CGM from Dexcom as they have a partnership with ODSP so waiting on the paperwork to be processed and I'm also trying to get a pump but to me the CGM will be helpful as I'm having more hypos then before and out of the blue (no rhyme or reason to them) that my girl is catching save a few of the night time ones that she has slept through to degrees (slept through as in I was under 3 before she woke up to alert).
     
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  12. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all , newly diagnosed with T1 , still getting my head round it so be patient with me, anyway

    I'm 38 and from Ireland, big shock to the system , not too bothered by the finger pricks and insulin injections its getting the diet right , lots of conflicting advice on various websites , haven't been taught how to adjust the units, well I know how to just not when and how much , my levels have been indifferent the past few days so I rang my nurse and was advised to change my dosages from 4 units to 5 before breakfast and lunch and leave it at 4 for the evening meal, figured out for myself that bread is a killer for me no matter how "healthy" it is so I reckon that's out , I'm doing ok but no doubt you'll be sick of seeing my questions from here on in
     
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  13. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Diabeticger . Welcome to the forum.
    I think you’ll find that just about all of us in the T1 gang are here to help each other.
    You’ve got a shed load to learn and a lifetime to learn it.
    Ask whatever you want.
     
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  14. Diabeticger

    Diabeticger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    thanks everyone, much appreciated, think this place might help me with a few internet misinformation and contradictions,
     
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    kre8tiv1 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi I'm Linda and live in the United Sates. I'm newly diagnosed with T2 (2 months ago, FBS was 339. Doc did not order an A1C) . I take 500 mg. of Metformin 2x per day. I've made a complete lifestyle change since my diagnosis but am frustrated by slow results. My BG had come down to the 150 range, but past few days, my morning numbers are in the 250 range. In reading the posts, I see that most follow an extremely low carb diet. I saw a nutritionist and she said that I can eat 45g of carbs per meal. I thought she was mad!(see, I can speak Brit! :happy: My bestie is from Manchester). I do not consume anything close to that, but not nearly as low as most who post. I go for blood work next week and will get an A1C. I'm curious to see what it is. Is it possible to have high BG readings and a normal A1C?
     
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  16. Traceymac23

    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not if the BG readings are consistently high.........A1C basically measures the average of what you A1c has been over about the last 3 months
     
  17. Simon_D

    Simon_D · Newbie

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    Morning all. Just been rediagnosed as type 2 after a couple of years in remission. Now on statins and metformin, and have a kinetik blood sugar testing kit, which I'm using regularly to try and get some idea as to how my body works. Levels are fluctuating wildly between <2 to 11.9. Even fasting levels fluctuate between 3.6 and 9.2 - Just need to work out why, and what to do about it!


    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name?
    SIMON
    - How old are you?
    55
    - Are you male or female?
    MALE
    - Which country are you from?
    ENGLAND
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    BRISTOL
    - Are you religious?
    NO, RELIGIONS HAVE CAUSED MOST CONFLICTS IN HISTORY, ALTHOUGH I AM VERY SPIRITUAL ;)
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    CURIOUS, COMMITTED, KIND
    - Do you have any pets?
    NO
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    APPLE
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    SWIMMING AND CYCLING AND JUST STARTING WALKING RUGBY
    - Do you get angry easily?
    NOT SINCE I STOPPED DRINKING
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    NO
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    THIN LIZZY, BOSTON, SIMON & GARFUNKEL, BEATLES, ELO
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    CLASSICAL
    - What is your favourite flag?
    EU FLAG
    - Ever gone camping?
    YES
    - Ever been in love?
    YES
    - Ever used fake tan?
    PREFER NOT TO SAY ;)
    - Which countries have you visited?
    FRANCE, GERMANY, DENMARK, SWEDEN, US, CANADA, MALAYSIA, BORNEO, INDIA, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, LUXEMBOURG, SPAIN, ITALY, WALES, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, SOUTH AFRICA
    - Favourite city?
    HEIDELBERG, PARIS, KUCHING, BRISTOL
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    LINE OF DUTY, MASTERCHEF, GOGGLEBOX, UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE, CHANNEL 4 NEWS
    - List your five favourite films.
    HOT FUZZ, SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, FIELD OF DREAMS, BLUES BROTHERS, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
    - Are you wealthy?
    NO
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    CATERING ASSISTANT IN OLD PEOPLE'S HOME
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    MARKETING, PSYCHOLOGY, MUSIC, FRENCH, GERMAN, MATHS, ENGLISH, SPANISH, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    SENSE OF HUMOUR
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOUR

    Have fun![/QUOTE]
     
  18. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Hi @Simon_D and welcome to the forum, if you look in my signature there is a link to “Newly Diagnosed what you should know” and some other helpful links. If you have any specific questions please feel free to write your own post in an appropriate sub forum.
     
  19. Millimoi

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    To start I'll do the questions/answers from the first post.

    - Include a photo here if you wish

    - What is your name?
    Abbie
    - How old are you?
    22
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Scotland
    - Are you religious?
    Yes, still ironing it out but yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Honest, passionate, caring
    - Do you have any pets?
    Currently I have A cocker Spaniel, Molly, a black and white cat, Beau and a red foot tortoise, Darwin
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Depends, Microsoft for laptops and Apple for everything else
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I’ve done a decent amount of horse riding in the past but I wouldn’t say I did it as a sport
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Sometimes, more at myself or on the behalf of others than at others
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    I have my ears pierced, just the typical lol
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Ah... very hard...
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    It’s not so much the genre for me, but the lyrics
    - What is your favourite flag?
    I kinda like my own- the original, rampant lion version
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Germany, Finland, Greece, Cyprus, USA, Bulgaria, Turkey (for a day) ... does England count...? Lol
    - Favourite city?
    I generally hate cities but if I had to pick it would be Edinburgh, or Munich
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Call the Midwife
    Doctor Who
    The Good Doctor
    The Secret life of the zoo (and all animal tv shows)
    Not quite five but the mind has gone blank..
    - List your five favourite films.
    Captain America:The Winter Soldier
    The Ring of Bright Water
    Brave
    Lassie
    The Lion the Witch and the wardrobe (2005 version)
    - Are you wealthy?
    Nope. I’m a student. They don’t compute
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    No, not currently, I do volunteer work around Uni
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    I have qualifications in animal care and a good amount of experience in the veterinary environment, currently finishing my second of four years towards BaH history

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My ability to listen to people, I don’t judge by design. I like to help people
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    ... to be deep, I hate my mental health, everything else would be good without that
     
  20. Adel1988

    Adel1988 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi I’m adel I have type 2 diabetes
     
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