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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. Douglasw

    Douglasw · Member

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    Hi everyone I have been on the site for a while now but never got around to introducing myself, so here goes.
    My name is Douglas but like to be called Dougie, I am 57 years old and male, I live in Glasgow, Scotland, UK and I am a religious person who attends church every Sunday.
    3 words that describe me, friendly, honest and doesn't suffer fools, I know more than 3 words.
    I do not have any pet's and do not want any, I enjoy most sports but particularly football and follow Glasgow Rangers, but enjoy a good football match, I also look out for Glasgow warriors rugby team results.
    I do get angry easily and especially when driving as I feel there are a lot of idiots on the roads these days. Favourite music, I have very varied tastes and like ELO, Queen, the Beegees and Jean Michelle Jarre.I have travelled to Austria, USA, France and the Greek islands but my favourite place, apart from home, is Hawaii.
    I enjoy watching programmes like grimm, elementary, house M.D.and sports programmes, films I like are the Lord of the rings trilogy, the hobbit, despicable me and star trek. IMG_20190807_221413.jpeg
     
  4. Mili Davies

    Mili Davies · Newbie

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    1. Mili Davies
    2. 16
    3. Female
    4. United kingdon
    5. Wales
    6. No
    7. Happy, Fun, smiley
    8. A St Bernard dog called Bugsy
    9. Apple
    10. Rugby
    11. I wouldnt say so
    12. Piercings- both ear lobes and Helix
    13. Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Lewis Capaldi
    14. Pop
    15. Wales or Canada
    16. Yes
    17. No
    18. Yes
    19. Canada, England, Spain and many , more
    20. Peterborough, Canada
    21. Coronation street, Great british bake off
    22. Mrs Doubtfire, bridesmaids, the upside, five feet apart
    23. Yes
    24. Yes as a waitress
    25. Ict, cooking, product design, english, maths, welsh, all 3science
    26. My eyes
    27. The way i look
     
  5. kazzer39

    kazzer39 · Newbie

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    Hi Everyone

    I’m karen and I’ve been diagnose type 2 diabetes last week and with high cholesterol, I’m trying to get my head around on type 2 diabetes I’m on metformin was taking one after breakfast for a week then 2 a day...
    I love photography I also do crochet and diamond painting.
     
  6. CAA22

    CAA22 · Newbie

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    Hi my name is Carol.
    I am originally from the UK but I now live in Valencia, Spain
    I have joined this forum as the man I live with has type 2 diabetes and, as I do most of the grocery shopping and cooking, I am always looking for advice on what he should be and should not be eating.
     
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  7. Taffette

    Taffette · Newbie

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    Hi,my name is Kat
    - I am 59 - 60 in September
    -Female
    - Iam from South Wales.
    - I am not not religious - agnostic with doubts,at best !
    -Effervescent,thinker,kind...
    -I have two cats and three dogs
    - I like tennis,rugby (watching !), ‘considering taking up bowls
    - Pierced ears ! No tattoos,yet...
    - I like the poet musicians like Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.I like Queen,The Stones,Adele,Mamas and the Papas, Classical,Opera esp.Puccini
    - Love camping if it’s in a van
    - I’ve been in love and I still am
    - I like a good fake tan that doesn’t turn me orange.
    -My favourite cities - Vienna and Cardiff.
    -Favourite TV programmes - The Big Bang Theory,Doctors,crime drama.Absolutely Fabulous.Sopranos,Breaking Bad
    -On the whole I prefer Radio,esp. Radio 4 and Radio 4 extra.
    - Favourite films - Most things with Meril Streep,Eddy Redmain;Mama Mia,Midnight Express.Bridesmaids,Ghandi.
    - Not poor,not rich - comfortable,I guess.
    -Recently retired
    -Psychology,Law,Philosophy,Attachment Theory,History.
    -Compassionate,Altruistic,Sociable.
    - Poor habits / lifestyle which resulted in my T2 D
     
  8. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum. Here’s some information you might find helpful. Do come back if you have questions.

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/basic-information-for-newly-diagnosed-diabetics.26870/
     
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  9. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hi there @CAA22 and welcome. I’m posting a link to some basic information below, but you’d likely get more response if you had your own thread. Would you like me to move this for you? Just let me - or one of the other moderators know and we can do that.

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/basic-information-for-newly-diagnosed-diabetics.26870/
     
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  10. wendysqf

    wendysqf · Newbie

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  11. jennyjane

    jennyjane Type 2 · Newbie

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  12. Jkww

    Jkww · Newbie

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    Ok...can't remember all the suggested bits and I'm useless with copy and paste etc (all too tech for me)...so here goes...
    ME:
    Anglo African by birth, Viking by faith, fruit loop by choice.
    AGE:
    Older than a mayfly
    GENDER:
    hmmm...yep, I have a gender... apparently female
    HEALTH:
    Type 1 diabetic since the beginning of time...I started with a GLASS syringe 34years ago. Had countless comas, have allergies to some insulins, VERY unstable blood sugar...but, let's face it, that's probably the least of my issues!!
     
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  13. catinahat

    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello @Jkww welcome to the forum
     
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  14. Mummybear3

    Mummybear3 Type 2 · Active Member

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    My name is Michelle I am 38 I’m female from north west England. Liverpool. I am honest witty and dependable. I have 2 cats 2 dogs a guinea pig and tropical fish. I am a apple girl. I love walking and gardening. I get angry very easily. I have 7 piercings and 7 tattoos. My favourite genre of music is dance and rnb. I love the American flag. I always go camping although we have now gone posh and got a touring caravan. I am in love. Never used fake tan. Visited quite a few countries. Favourite city would be London. I not rich but we manage and treat ourselves now and again. I do work, I’m a carer. My least favourite part of me is my weight and my skin. My favourite part of me would be my legs.
     
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    Mummybear3 Type 2 · Active Member

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  16. Bluecarnation

    Bluecarnation · Newbie

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    Where do I answer the introductory questions?
     
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    Bluecarnation · Newbie

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    My name is Tita , 68 yrs British born in Trinidad, I’m a Christian,
    Diabetic for 6 yrs, Hba1c 30 but metformin reduced to one a day but went up to 41 5 months later.
     
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  18. Debswj

    Debswj · Newbie

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    Hi I'm Debs, I live in North of England's we have an elderly cat called Crimbo (17yrs) and a mini schnauzer puppy called Harley who is nearly one and a few days. Civil partner is Leonie.

    I'm prediabetic, on a low carb diet on the Healthier You NHS course for next 8 months on week 3. I've lost 2 St in just over 4 weeks. I've been on fatty liver diet to help my gallbladder & fatty liver over last 2 weeks. I'm due to have my gallbladder out by bariatric surgeon in approx 6 wks.

    I'm gluten free have been for 20+ years
    I'm asthmatic for 25yrs, brittle asthma and a hare lip & double cleft palate.
    l have a massive hiatus hernia, a degenerated left knee, left achillies tendinitis, with hypothyroidism after my thyroid wouldn't turn back on after hospital zapped it with radioactive iodene when I had hyperthyroidism. My mobility is very poor using 2 arm crutches, front room to door of my car in driveway or car into our home less tha 20yrds.

    Like cooking, writing poetry, music esp prog rock, Pink Floyd, Yes, jazz funk, soul, r'n'b like Texas, Alison Moyet, Melissa Etheridge.

    Like TV USA or UK Crime drama, thrillers, medical & Scifi = SVU, Instinct, Blindspot, Homeland, Night Shift, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, 911, Happy Valley, House of Cards, Designated Survivor, Unforgotten. StarTrek - DISCOVERY, lost in space, touch,
    Some comedy eg Grace & Frankie, 100 foot journey.
    Films all Harry Potter, all Fast & Furious, Cats & Dogs, Showdogs, Practical Magic, Armegeddon, Fifth Element, Die Hard films, Terminator films, most Musicals most Disney films.

    Favourite activity - I Love playing with Harley our Puppy (& Crimbo Cat when he is well enough)

    I like driving my car - Dacia Sandero Stepway 0.9litre laureate model.

    Favourite holiday venues Malta when I flew last 5 years Amble in Northumberland.

    Retired Social Care Assessor after 24.5 yrs made to take redundancy due to my reduced mobility.

    Work in a 0hrs job where I work its up to 10hrs a week- as a telephone interviewer on Social Research telephone surveys.

    Total Leeds United Fan, like watching football & golf on TV Unable to play golf due to ill health.

    I love social media, Facebook, Twitter.
    & promoting - Left wing socialist politics.

    I love coffee. Visiting coffee shops.

    I like helping my friends, where I can. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  19. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Include a photo here if you wish to.- don't know how to
    - What is your name? Prefer not to say
    - How old are you? Just turned 54
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from?Australia
    - Which city/area do you live in? Near Canberra
    - Are you religious?Yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Empathetic, people orientated, glass half empty
    - Do you have any pets? yes- many- live rurally so they include alpacas and chooks
    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    - Do you get angry easily? yes but don't show it
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? ears only
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    - What is your favourite flag?
    - Ever gone camping? yes
    - Ever been in love? yes and still am after more than 30 years
    - Ever used fake tan? no
    - Which countries have you visited? Malaysia
    - Favourite city?
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. ER, Big Bang Theory, Coupling, To the Manor Born and Yes Minister
    - List your five favourite films. Princess Bride, A few good men
    - Are you wealthy? we are well off but not rich
    - Do you work? If so, as what? yes- lawyer
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Law, Maths and Physics at a university level
    - What do you like most about yourself? That I care about people
    - What do you like least about yourself? so many things...

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  20. Mark.taylor

    Mark.taylor Type 1 · Newbie

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    Im new here just joined im mark 38 from blackpool uk. Been type 2 diabetic for 3 years and 2 days ago was told i am now type 1 i have toujeo insulin once every 24 hours and another insulin i have to take straight after meals. I learned alot about type 2 diabetes over the years and this type 1 is now sonething i have to read up on grrrr
     
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