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

  1. Ommangie

    Ommangie · Newbie

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    Hi I have just joined. I am 75 years old and have had type 2 for several years but I seem to have lost my way lately. I have so many questions but don’t like to bother the doctor as they are so busy. I hope someone out there can help me.
     
  2. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    They're not there for their good looks. Ask away here with anything if you wish and many will help
     
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  3. Maisiebaby

    Maisiebaby Type 2 · Newbie

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    Tender handed stroke a nettle and it stings you for your pains, Grasp it like a man of metal and it soft as silk remains,-Edgar Allen Poe.
     
  4. Sunset City Sue

    Sunset City Sue · Newbie

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    I have also just joined. I am 71 and was told I am pre diabetic. I have been eating LCHF for couple of years. I have recently been watching videos by Dr Jason Fung and others, on fasting and am newly determined to get my blood sugars to normal. I have just tested my blood after fasting for almost 48 hours. (I was going to do a 42 fast but didn’t feel hungry so I may as well go to 48). I was so disappointed because my blood sugar was 7.7mmol (I am in the UK). Does anyone have an explanation as why this is? Dr Fung says this is normal when fasting because your body will now be releasing stored sugar. But my diet is LCHF and no sugar. Can’t find an explanation anywhere, so hoping someone here is able to help. Sorry it’s such a long question.
     
  5. Emile_the_rat

    Emile_the_rat Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I am not new on here, but it sounds like fun, so why not do it now.

    - Include a photo here if you wish to. I have, but obviously not of me.
    - What is your name? On the forum I call myself Emile, but it’s just a pseudonym, and not my real name.
    - How old are you? In the 20s.
    - Are you male or female? Male.
    - Which country are you from? Norway.
    - Which city/area do you live in? Still Norway, just kidding, even thought it’s kind of true.
    - Are you religious? Yes.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Playful, stressed and stubborn.
    - Do you have any pets? No, but I have a pet as my photo here, see.
    - Microsoft or Apple? Both.
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Skiing, eating and sleeping.
    - Do you get angry easily? Yes!
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Too many.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Anything but electric and jazz.
    - What is your favourite flag? No idea, really.
    - Ever gone camping? Who hasn’t?
    - Ever been in love? That’s a tricky question.
    - Ever used fake tan? Luckily NOT.
    - Which countries have you visited? At least 10, if not more.
    - Favourite city? My hometown.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. HIMYM, Family Guy, do I have to say 3 more?
    - List your five favourite films. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Batman, Titanic, well guess I have to say Ratatouille too because of my photo.
    - Are you wealthy? Well if it’s one thing I’m not it’s poor.
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Yes.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Yes.
    - What do you like most about yourself? Teeth.
    - What do you like least about yourself? Hearing my own voice on a recorder, it sounds so weird.

    Well this was fun :)
     
  6. Tina21

    Tina21 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Tina
    - How old are you?
    Soon to be 46
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    London
    - Are you religious?
    Nope
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Honest loud loving
    - Do you have any pets?
    Cat
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Oh nooooooooooo thanks
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Nope
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Tattoos; ankle, both wrists inside, shoulder blade.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Can't love music too much. Anything from classical to well Judy anything really lol
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    70s
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Never thought about it
    - Ever gone camping?
    Lay on the floor no thank you
    - Ever been in love?
    Thankfully yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Lol yes
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Spain Africa normal holiday places
    - Favourite city?
    None so far
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Don't really watch tv but will watch animal or our world programmes.
    - List your five favourite films.
    Green mile
    Ps I love you
    Ghost
    Beaches
    Fast and furious all of them
    - Are you wealthy?
    In life yes in money no
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Driving instructor
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My feeling of happiness
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    The sadness inside

    Have fun![/QUOTE]
    Why be miserable there's enough miserable buggers on the planet already.
     
  7. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    Starting a new thread will likely get more answers but my guess would be liver dump.
     
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  8. Kerri5981

    Kerri5981 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I just need to change my diabetes status but I can't???
     
  9. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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  10. doctorpotford

    doctorpotford · Member

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    Hi, I'm Stuart and I've been registered on here for 5 years but have never used the forum or introduced myself so here we go.
    I'm 41 and have been Type 1 for 40 years and I'm reasonably well controlled.
    I live in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, atheist, into fast cars, fast bikes and love a bit of metal.
     
  11. HantuUK

    HantuUK · Newbie

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    Hi all,

    Here I am as my doctor recommended some sort of program as he diagnosed me as Pre-diabetic. Only just though. Even though I’m Malaysian but have been living in the UK for over 40 years. I only suspected I was a candidate for diabetes because my father and my brother were both diabetic and from south east Asia. I then had a blood test at my surgery and lo and behold I was right.

    The thing is, even though I am 70 years old, I have always been very active, ie I play lots of golf, lots of badminton, lots of table tennis and walk miles. I’ve always had a low sugar and low fat diet and I weigh only 59kg height 180cms. So I was really surprised at the diagnosis. I suppose it was inevitable given my family history and my ethnicity.

    On top of all that I also suffer from very low blood sodium levels and high blood pressure which are also just as bad. My diet is even more interesting now.

    Cheers
     
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  12. April Dew

    April Dew · Newbie

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    Hello everyone, my name is Jacquei. I'm 58, and yesterday my GP called me while at work and told me my recent blood results revealed that I am pre-diabetic. Despite the fact my mother was a Type 2 diabetic, and all five of my siblings are now diabetic, I am overwhelmed. I will return and complete the introductory questions once I have processed the news.
     
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  13. stevenkpalmer

    stevenkpalmer · Member

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    This thread will hopefully let us to get to know one another better and allow us to see which users we might share similarities with. I've listed a set of questions below that you can answer to tell us more about yourself. By no means do you have to answer all of them, and if you feel like adding further information, feel free.

    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name?steve
    - How old are you? 60
    - Are you male or female?male
    - Which country are you from? Uk
    - Which city/area do you live in? Bexhill on sea
    - Are you religious? No confirmed athiest
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Inquisitive outgoing witty
    - Do you have any pets? Yes 7 dogs
    - Microsoft or Apple? Msoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Golf scuba diving
    - Do you get angry easily? No more passive aggressive
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? N/a
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Santana, Clapton, James Taylor, Chris rea , pink floyd
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Blues rock
    - What is your favourite flag? Bhutan
    - Ever gone camping? Loads of times. In fact were going next weekend
    - Ever been in love? Yep
    - Ever used fake tan? Nope
    - Which countries have you visited? Austria Belgium Canada USA Mexico France Holland, Germany Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Serbia, Czech rep. , Ireland, Antigua, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Malaysia,China, Japan, s Korea, Philippines , maldives, Seychelles,
    - Favourite city? San francisco
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Match of the day, top gear, wonders of the universe, blue planet Rick stein
    - List your five favourite films. Goodfellas, up in smoke ,easy rider, blade runner, blues brothers
    - Are you wealthy? I'm in the top 5% globally
    - Do you work? If so, as what?retired
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.biology, scuba diving, Japanese language pharmaceutical sales, management
    - What do you like most about yourself? Intelligent, witty.
    - What do you like least about yourself?know all ,greedy.

    Have fun!
     
  14. ChrissiStar

    ChrissiStar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    My avatar is me.
    - What is your name?
    Chrissi.
    - 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?
    Edinburgh.
    - Are you religious?
    Nope.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Bright, sparkly, crabbit.
    - 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?
    Very.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    5 tattoos - one on my hip, two on my back, one across my ribs and my banging t-rex on my right foot.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Imagine Dragons, Arcade Fire, K Flay, Coldplay, Kylie and don’t judge but I flipping love Taylor Swift’s recent stuff.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Pop/rock.
    - What is your favourite flag?
    - Ever gone camping?
    Nope.
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes.
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Yes.
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Malta, Greece, Ireland, Jamaica, Singapore, Australia, United States.
    - Favourite city?
    New York.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Line of Duty, Say Yes To The Dress, can I just say pretty much everything shown on TLC - I love some trash tv!
    - List your five favourite films.
    Coyote Ugly, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Greatest Showman, can’t think of any more.
    - Are you wealthy?
    Comfortable.
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    I work in education for a specialist health board. I am also a fully qualified nail technician/nail artist.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    They are all nail qualifications.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My eyes.
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I am thee worst judge of character and always see the best in people.
     
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  15. christysth

    christysth · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    DB1FFA93-5CBC-4D54-83AD-FD21DEA86211.jpg here's me and my mum!! im on the left

    - What is your name?
    christy, but i prefer going by my middle name (elsie)

    - How old are you?
    21

    - Are you male or female?
    female

    - Which country are you from?
    born and bred in england

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    west yorkshire, about a half hour out of leeds

    - Are you religious?
    not in the slightest

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    lazy, clumsy, funny

    - Do you have any pets?
    i have a cat and a dog

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    apple all the way

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    i love swimming and racket spots, and i grew up watching my dad play professional rugby league

    - Do you get angry easily?
    oh yeah its a big problem

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    i have my ears, the left side of my nose and my septum pierced and i have three tattoos all on my arms

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    twenty one pilots, the maine, lil peep, i'll listen to anything really

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    im not fussy tbh

    - What is your favourite flag?
    saint lucia's, where my grandads from

    - Ever gone camping?
    not yer but i am going in early september

    - Ever been in love?
    many times

    - Ever used fake tan?
    nope!

    - Which countries have you visited?
    spain and turkey

    - Favourite city?
    edinburgh

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    any of gordon ramsays, 24 hours in a&e, casualty, rick and morty

    - List your five favourite films.
    the great gatsby, disneys robin hood, all the star wars films, juno, us

    - Are you wealthy?
    not in the slightest

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    i dont, i have fibromyalgia as well as diabetes

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    i did IT and photography at alevel and im currently studying photography at uni in carlisle

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    my creativity

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    my lack of motivation (thnx fibro)
     
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  16. Deborah5832

    Deborah5832 · Member

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    Hi all.
    Have had type 2!for nearly 20 years. Have been low carbing now for only 3 months and have had some great readings. However they are now going up but my carb intake is still below 40 grms daily. What I have done differently is started eating some stevia sweetened (home made) treats. Has anyone else had any rises in BSLs with Stevia?
    Thanks
     
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  17. Gemmaharvey84

    Gemmaharvey84 · Member

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    Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name? Gemma Harvey
    - How old are you? I'm 35
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? Uk
    - Which city/area do you live in? Essex
    - Are you religious? No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Caring, loving and helpful
    - Do you have any pets? 7 fish
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - 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? Ears are pierced
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Backstreet boys, bruno Mars, sam smith, coldplay, bon jovi
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Pop
    - What is your favourite flag? Don't know
    - Ever gone camping? Yes once
    - Ever been in love? Yes and still am
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? Dublin and holland
    - Favourite city? Dublin
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Grey's anatomy, Orange is the new black, eastenders, house md and come dine with me
    - List your five favourite films. Dirty dancing, pretty woman, anything disney, ferris buelar
    - Are you wealthy? I wish
    - Do you work? If so, as what? No housewift
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    - What do you like most about yourself? Tbh nothing
    - What do you like least about yourself. Everything
     

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  18. alexmtaylor

    alexmtaylor Type 1 · Member

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name? Alex
    - How old are you? 65
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Penzance, Cornwall
    - Are you religious? Agnostic
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Kind,
    - Do you have any pets? No
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? No sports but I love dancing
    - Do you get angry easily? No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? A Cornish chough tattoo on my upper back. Pierced ears.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Queen; Velvet Underground; Fleetwood Mac; Steeleye Span; Eurythmics
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Celtic folk
    - What is your favourite flag? Gwynn ha dhu - the flag of St Piran
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Not sure
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? France; Belgium; Holland; Greece; Italy; Kuwait; Egypt; Syria; Bahrain; Cyprus; Australia
    - Favourite city? Bath
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. I watch very little TV nowadays, but used to love Gavin and Stacey, Fawlty Towers, Ab Fab, Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Poldark.
    - List your five favourite films. Cabaret, Don't Look Now; Amadeus; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; The Graduate
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? I am self employed and run a small vegan bed and breakfast.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. At school O-levels: English lit; English lang; Latin; French; history; maths; physics; chemistry; biology; Greek lit. A levels: English; history; Latin. At uni: Management Science; Hotel and Catering Management (didn't finish either of the uni courses!). Lots of other bits and pieces at various points in my life.
    - What do you like most about yourself? That I'm kind
    - What do you like least about yourself? That I'm a bit of a gossip (can keep a secret though if asked to!)
     
  19. Paul2866

    Paul2866 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi all im paul a 52 yr old from lockerbie new here but not too diabeties im a t2 hba1c 67 for last 3 tests also high bp do any help or words would be gratefully accepted
    Paul
     
  20. Hmj48

    Hmj48 · Newbie

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    Hi I’m Heidi, 38 from a village called Outwell.
    I have an 8 year old daughter and a 10 year old Jack Russell.
    I’m a carer for my mum, Christine. She lives with us as she is disabled, she has type 2 diabetes, ME, osteoporosis to name a couple things!

    Happy to of found a place for help and advise
     
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