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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. MsBea

    MsBea Parent · Active Member

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    Hello Matt! Sorry to hear about the diagnosis but I am glad you are getting the care you need! Welcome to the forum! I am a newbie myself lol, I just joined this morning! I live in the States and I joined because my 14 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a few months ago. Sending you lots of positive vibes and best wishes!! I know there are good days and bad days but I hope your good days are more than the bad ones! I hope you will figure out whatever works best for you and I pray you will find ways to manage this effectively and live your very best life!! Again, WELCOME!! Best wishes to you!!
     
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  2. ian180

    ian180 · Member

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    Hi, my name is Ian

    Was diagnosed as type 2 diabetes back in March. Had a blood reading of 95.

    In May it was down to 70

    August it is 53.

    I am taking 4 metformin 500mg twice a day

    And 1 empagliflozin 10mg.

    I am 45 years old. 6' 3" and currently 83kg.

    I am hoping I wont be on the medication forever. Ive completely altered my Diet.
     
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  3. Anthony Adams

    Anthony Adams Type 2 · Member

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  4. Anthony Adams

    Anthony Adams Type 2 · Member

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    Sorry but I haven't a clue as to what I am supposed to do to introduce myself. I am sixty five years old and I am very computer illiterate in certain areas and have never used a site such as this before so I haven't a clue if anyone will be able to read this message or not. Or indeed if I am approaching things correctly. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes some years ago (October 2012 might have been the time) but have remained in blissful ignorance about the seriousness of the condition up to a few weeks ago when I was talking to a newly introduced family member. She was quite horrified about my casual approach to the whole thing. Back in the early days of my condition I went to the first part of a two part introduction to diabetes but fell asleep halfway through the talk and never went back.

    Back in June ( my most recent test) my HbA1c level reading was 81 up from 59 in July last year. But I still didn't think there was much wrong even then. I had stopped taking Metformin last September as I didn't think (in my ignorance) it was doing much good. I am now back on it and have also been taking my blood sugar levels with a little machine she gave me.

    I am due to go back and see the diabetic nurse next Monday as I have now asked for three monthly appointments again at the instance of my lady relative. Since meeting her I have changed my eating habits. I am now on a low carb diet.
     
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  5. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Your message came thru perfectly. You're here now, that's the bonus. Ask anything :))
     
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  6. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Matt, Welcome to the type 1 club you didn't want to join! Feel free to problem solve/ven/celebrate here.
    I've had diabetes for ages now and reckon it has made me stronger mentally at least plus I have had to pay a hell of a lot more attention to keeping myself fit so right now and with all the good tech that's around to help you can certainly get on with your life plans IMO.
     
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  7. Dragonwick

    Dragonwick · Newbie

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  8. Dragonwick

    Dragonwick · Newbie

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    Hi Matt,
    I have been on insulin for over 60 years and on a pump for the last four. Pump therapy is definitely life changing. Diabetic control is down to common sense - be prepared to bend the rules occasionally but not too often, as time goes on you will learn what works for you and what doesn't. Diabetes didn't significantly affect my working life. I took redundancy (from Cadburys) in 2012 and took some infill jobs until 2014 when I was 65 and got my state pension. Don't let diabetes get you down its manageable and getting easier with each advance in treatment. Cheers
     
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  9. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello and welcome @Dragonwick I am also ex Cadbury/Trebor Bassett, left many moons ago, way before my t1 diagnosis though :)
     
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  10. Topps

    Topps · Newbie

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    Hi all
    Had type 2 diabetes for 2 years and have always struggled with high levels even tho im on quite a few tablets...quit smoking 5 weeks ago and omg what a massive improvement
     
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  11. Saber

    Saber Type 1 · Active Member

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    I am 56 and am doing Slimming World to lose weight. I am type 1 diabetic. Love animals, have a beautiful cat and she is called Izzy. We share a flat together. Not married and dont have children cos of diabetes complications. I am happy and live a peaceful life. Love chant music and dub music. Hobbies are doing photography and drawing but because of poor sight have had to adapt how I do these hobbies so I can still do them. Love cafes and meeting friends in them. Love going to see live music locally and seeing local art exhibitions. My sight is very poor because of diabetes but I try to adapt. The last art show I saw was really bright colours so I felt the emotions of the paintings more than maybe others who mainly relied on their vision.
     
  12. lakeshnandan

    lakeshnandan Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - I am Rano Solanki
    - I am of 59 years
    - Male
    - Pakistan
    - Hyderabad Sindh
    - Not religious
    - Calm Loyal and Love all
    - No pets I have
    - Microsoft
    - Badminton
    - Not at all
    - No any tattoo
    - Indian
    - Nothing
    - White
    - Yes
    - Yes
    - Never
    - India, Germany, Spain, Austria, Malaysia, UAE, Thailand Uzbikistan
    - Hyderabad Sindh
    - CID, BBC News CNN, Geo News and Color TV
    - Baghban, Shaule, Mohabtain, Bobi and Anmol
    - Are you wealthy?
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    - What do you like least about yourself?
     
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  13. Monimoo_Diabetes_Type_1

    Monimoo_Diabetes_Type_1 Type 1 · Newbie

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    acm8711 Type 1 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Andy

    - How old are you?
    31

    - Are you male or female?
    Male

    - Which country are you from?
    UK

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    West Sussex

    - Are you religious?
    No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Laid Back, Polite, Friendly

    - Do you have any pets?
    No

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Phones then Apple, Laptops then Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Football mainly but like watching Cricket and Tennis

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Sometimes.....

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Kings Of Leon
    Mumford and Son
    OneRepublic
    The Killers
    Coldplay

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Indie
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Never thought of this!

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes when I was young,

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes many times

    - Ever used fake tan?
    Never

    - Which countries have you visited?
    France, Spain, Italy, Dubai, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Argentina, Iceland, Holland, Belgium, USA, Maldives

    - Favourite city?
    Barcelona
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Match of the Day, SAS Who Dares Wins, A League of Their Own, Line of Duty, The Bodyguard

    - List your five favourite films.
    Anything with Denzel Washington in

    - Are you wealthy?
    Nope!

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes I work as IT Telephony Support

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Maths, English, PE, Leisure and Recreation, Computing and IT.
     
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  15. updibia

    updibia · Newbie

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    Hi, my name is Ugo. got diagnosed with a possible T1 diabetes yesterday. Been placed on insulin for 5 days penfing when the blood results are in. Any help will do.
     
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    bazzasbird · Member

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  17. dka

    dka Don't have diabetes · Newbie

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    Hi, my name is Dela. I've not been officially diagnosed, but given my blood meter readings I'm atleast pre-diabetic if not diabetic (Type 2 I'd guess), and I'm already cutting down on carbs, have lost a lot of weight and want to control this early.
     
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  18. alan4747

    alan4747 · Newbie

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    Hi
    Hi , I am Alan. I am a 71 one year old man with type 2 diabetes in Rochdale England. My Hb1ac is now 36 which has come down from59. By diet and losing 10 stone. My doctor says I am in remission but it could come back at any time. I find doctors are doommongers
     
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  19. catinahat

    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello @alan4747 welcome to the forum
    Amazing weight loss, congratulations
     
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  20. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Well done on your achievements, however your Dr is not a doommonger, you have to keep your healthy lifestyle going or your diabetes will come back!
     
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    #4080 Rachox, Sep 25, 2019 at 1:39 PM
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