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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. Madmuffer

    Madmuffer · Newbie

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    Hi everyone, I'm Pete, a 60 year old bloke living in Cornwall England. I've recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have yet to have a consultation with a diabetes specialist nurse, so I'm nosing around t'internet for information. I've not made any lifestyle changes yet, as I thought it best to see what the experts have to say first, but I suspect I'll be on here regularly before long with a million & one questions.

    Brace yourselves!
     
  2. JTL

    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Questions on here is what saved me from myself and the so called experts like my surgery diabetes nurse!
    Someone once said the most intelligent answer is .... I don't know.
     
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  3. Coleabetic34

    Coleabetic34 Type 1 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Colette but most people call me Cole.
    - How old are you?
    36 years young.
    - Are you male or female?
    Female.
    - Which country are you from?
    N Ireland
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Belfast
    - Pick three words to describe your personality?
    1) curious 2) funny 3) caring
    - Do you have any pets?
    One wee cat, Willow, 15
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    None. I'm built for comfort only lol.
    - Do you get angry easily?
    depends on the situation.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    5 tattoos (each wrist, each ankle, right shoulder blade) 6 piercings (3 each ear lobe).
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Skrillex, Michael Jackson, Westlife, Dua Lipa, Andre Reiu & Johanne Strauss Orchestra.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Dance music.
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes - hated it.
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes.
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Yes.
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Holland, USA.
    - Favourite city?
    Las Vegas
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Charmed (original), Doctor Who, Buffy, Star Trek TNG, Supernatural.
    - List your five favourite films.
    Jurassic Park, Star Trek First Contact, Avengers Infinity War, Avengers Endgame, Terminator 2.
    - Are you wealthy?
    Nope.
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    N/a
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Business Administration, Accounting, Web coding, IT, Maths, Art.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My hair lol.
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My ability to over think things!

    I was born in England but moved to N Ireland in 1992. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1995 when I was 13 years old. I live in Belfast now with my husband and our wee 15 year old puddy, Willow.

    Thanks for reading X
     
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  4. Ianuesane

    Ianuesane Researcher · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Debbi
    - How old are you? 41
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? US
    - Which city/area do you live in? Clifton, NJ
    - Are you religious? Yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    - Do you have any pets? one lab
    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    - Do you get angry easily? No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Adele
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    - 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? A lot of Europe, Canada
    - Favourite city? NY
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    - List your five favourite films.
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Teacher
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    - What do you like least about yourself?
     
  5. kendav

    kendav Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi, My name is Ken. I was diagnosed with type 2 in December 2019. I am not on any medication. I have made changes to my diet. Cutting down portions and carbs. I measure my blood sugar in the morning before breakfast and around 2 hours after evening meal. Fasting is always between 4.3 and 5.2. Post prandial has never been above 6.2.
    My reason for visiting the doctor was that I had suffered 3 viral infections including Norovirus. The last one was causing me acute back pain It would be fair to say that my immune system was somewhat compromised. Could my hbA1c test have been skewed by my I'll health. Since diagnosis I have been back to my normal good health. My visit in December was my first doctor visit in 5 years. The Go asked me if I was a new patient. I have been registered at the same surgery for 33 years!
     
  6. Intentionally_Blank

    Intentionally_Blank Type 2 · Member

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to. Photo <
    - What is your name? Barry
    - How old are you? 41
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? Britain
    - Which city/area do you live in? Kinloss, Scotland
    - Are you religious? Nope
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Witty, helpful, potty-mouth
    - Do you have any pets? Yes, two dogs
    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Cycling, archery
    - Do you get angry easily? only if I'm hungry
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Far too many of both to count!
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Kaiser Chiefs, Status Quo, Pulp, Billie Eilsish
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Any
    - What is your favourite flag? A white one
    - Ever gone camping? Many many times
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? Far too many to count
    - Favourite city? Berlin
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Star Trek, The Professionals, Hunted, Stranger Things
    - List your five favourite films. Where Eagles Dare, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Incredibles, John Wick
    - Are you wealthy? Very much not!
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Engineering, Military History
    - What do you like most about yourself? I think I'm a genuinely kind person
    - What do you like least about yourself? My shape and size!
     
  7. GedMason

    GedMason · Member

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    - What is your name? Gerard
    - How old are you? 58

    - Are you male or female? Male

    - Which country are you from? England

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Southampton ( originally Liverpool )

    - Are you religious? No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Honest. Cautious. Caring

    - Do you have any pets? A Cat

    - Microsoft or Apple ? Microstupid

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Watch Football

    - Do you get angry easily? Yes , more with the older i get

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Yes , both ears

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Beatles. Sex Pistols. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Free . Crowded House.

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Punk / New wave / Rock / Rockabilly / Soul

    - What is your favourite flag? Devon

    - Ever gone camping? No

    - Ever been in love? Yes


    - Ever used fake tan? No

    - Which countries have you visited? England. Scotland . Wales . Ireland , Spain . Italy

    - Favourite city? Madrid

    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Sgt Bilko. Steptoe & Son. Three Stooges . Young ones . World at war.


    - List your five favourite films. Goodbye mr chips. Knowing . Close encounters of third kind. Convict 99 . A hard days night


    - Are you wealthy? No

    - Do you work? If so, as what? Musician

    - List the subjects you study/have studied. None

    - What do you like most about yourself? Usually right on first impressions. Careful.

    - What do you like least about yourself ? Impatient
     
  8. Mattbald

    Mattbald Type 1 · Newbie

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  9. JeannieCass

    JeannieCass Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi

    so I have joined about 45 minutes ago and haven’t a clue what I am doing ...but here goes.


    - What is your name...Jean
    - How old are you....59 but 60 on Christmas Day
    - Are you male or female....female
    - Which country are you from....England
    - Which city/area do you live in...Manchester
    - Are you religious....yes. CofE
    - Pick three words to describe your personality....OCD, organised, happy
    - Do you have any pets....no
    - Microsoft or Apple....Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play....Love football
    - Do you get angry easily....no
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where....yes ears pierced
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands....Hall & Oates, The Script, Franki Valli, Beatles, Beach Boys
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is....pop
    - What is your favourite flag....Union Jack
    - Ever gone camping....yes. Didn’t like it than and don’t now
    - Ever been in love....yes and still am
    - Ever used fake tan....no
    - Which countries have you visited...l.too many to list, but spend 6 months of the year in Qatar with my husband
    - Favourite city....Sydneu
    - List your five favourite TV programmes...lHome&Away, Match of the Day, Emmerdale, Grand Designs, Building the Dream
    - List your five favourite films......Greatest Showman, A Star is Born, Sound of Music, Rocky, Twins
    - Are you wealthy.....I wish
    - Do you work? If so, as what....no
    - List the subjects you study/have studied....LHR, Training, IMS
    - What do you like most about yourself....that I am kind
    - What do you like least about yourself.....my weight
     
  10. barb42xx

    barb42xx Type 2 · Newbie

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  11. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Nice to see someone else loves Hall and Oates :)
     
  12. Amoyna

    Amoyna Type 2 · Newbie

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  13. Tricky 2

    Tricky 2 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Morning, first time of ever going on or being in a forum ha ha, so here goes

    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    I am on the left in the picture
    - What is your name?
    My name is Tracey
    - How old are you?
    I am 56 years young but never act or feel my age lol
    - Are you male or female?
    I am female, which I am sure you can tell from the picture
    - Which country are you from?
    Good old England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Beckenham
    - Are you religious?
    Not at all
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Outgoing, energetic (sometimes), caring
    - Do you have any pets?
    Yes one cat called rosie
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Both
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Dont really play any now
    - Do you get angry easily?
    I am a very patient person, but if I am really pushed to the limit, god help anyone who is nearby ha ha
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No tattoos, earrings are pierced and I have 31 christmas earrings, one for every day lol
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    OMG difficult, obviously Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, I am a soul girl at heart
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Soul
    - What is your favourite flag?
    English
    - Ever gone camping?
    Loads of times and love it
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No I tan very quickly and tend to keep it
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Morroco, America, Portugal
    - Favourite city?
    Orlando
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Soaps, Dramas, Documentaries, Quiz programmes
    - List your five favourite films.
    Pretty Woman, OMG my mind has gone blank, Ill have to fill in later
    - Are you wealthy?
    I wish lol, but I am wealthy with good friends and family
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes unfortuantely, not wealthy enough not to. Adminsitrator
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Just the normal
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My outgoing personality, my determination, the fact I have given up smoking after 35 odd years
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My weight, the fact that having given up smoking to be healthy, I put on a bit of weight and I am now diabetic!!

    Be safe in this uncertain situation
     
  14. RajFromIndia

    RajFromIndia Type 2 · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name?
    Raj

    - How old are you?
    46

    - Are you male or female?
    Male

    - Which country are you from?
    India

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Delhi

    - Are you religious?
    No.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.

    - Do you have any pets?
    No.

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft.

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Cycling.

    - Do you get angry easily?
    No.

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

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    A R Rahman
    Madona
    M.J.
    George Michele

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Soft

    - What is your favourite flag?
    - Ever gone camping?
    Once.

    - Ever been in love?
    Once.

    - Ever used fake tan?
    No.

    - Which countries have you visited?
    UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt, USA, Brazil, China, Singapore, Srilanka, Pakistan, All UAE, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, and many more....

    - Favourite city?
    South Shields

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    - List your five favourite films.
    - Are you wealthy?
    Money is never enough.

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Engineer on Ship.

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Not able to control my bad habits... especially eating habits.

    Have fun![/QUOTE]
     
  15. HowD

    HowD Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Hi I’m D. I’m a 38 year young female who lives in London. I believe in the universe . I’m fun, pensive & creative. I’m an Apple *****, I’ve been addicted to Apples for about 20 years. Nothing really gets me angry apart from Microsoft users . No tats, ears pierced. My fav TV shows... ... Quantum Leap, High Way to Heaven, Little House of the Prairie, Only Fools n Horses. Fav films... ... Leon, Inception, The Usual Suspects, True Lies. Travelled looooooooooooooooooooads. Health is wealth; so I guess I’m doing alright. No pets. No real fav bands, just enjoy good music from all genres. I’m a country & western gurl at heart. My fav flag is the white one when someone surrenders. Yes I’ve camped, still in love & was born tanned - No faking here. My fav city is Copenhagen. I’m a musician. I studied Art, performing arts & fashion. I like that I’ve learned to love myself & I least like when I lose focus, commitment & all the other D’s.

    I’m new here & a Pre-D. My Mum is a T2. We just found out. HEEEEEEELLLLLLLLPPPP lol.
     
  16. Zeddedhed

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    Hi. New here. My name is Pete, 52 yr old fat dad with type 2. Controlled (or not) with Metformin. Dedicated Mac fanboy. I'm a Construction Site Manager and keen angler. Father of 2 kids, 12 and 15. I was diagnosed in 2018 and have let things go a bit. Latest checkup revealed HbA1c of 79 so I've got myself a monitor and am on a serious low carb routine and also trying to get the weight off. I'll have loads of questions I'm sure as my GP is not really the informative type - she just chucked me some drugs and wished me well!!
     
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  17. Anil Varma

    Anil Varma Type 1 · Newbie

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  18. Megan3092

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    Hi there. I am a parent of a 6 year old daughter with diabetes. She has had Diabetes for 3 years now. We have recently got a spocker pup and are currently training the pup with my daughters low blood sugar scents... The pup is very good at finding the correct container and lying down to indicate she has found the scent.

    I was wondering if anyone could possibly help me or to forward me some advice on how to take the next step for the pup to smell the scent off my daughter rather than from a container.

    We live in Northern Ireland and would be very grateful for ant information.

    The reason why we are training this pup is because my daughter is going through hypo unawareness and its very worring as she is only 6 years old.

    My email is [email protected]
    Please contact me anytime with information.
     
  19. beccaxo

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    - what is your name? Rebecca

    - how old are you? 22

    - Male or female? Female

    - Country? England

    - religious? Not really

    - 3 words to describe your personality. Caring, funny, crazy

    - Any pets? Yes a Yorkshire terrier

    - Microsoft or apple? Apple

    - do you get angry easily? Yes!!

    - any tattoos or piercings? Just normal ear piercings, quite boring like that.

    - 5 favourite musicians/bands? Ed Sheeran, post Malone, the specials, Sam smith, don’t know who else

    - favourite music genre? R&B, mainstream, ska

    - Been camping? Yes when I was a kid

    - been in love? Yes

    -ever used fake tan? Once

    - which countries have you visited? Spain, Portugal, France, Holland

    - favourite city? Manchester

    - favourite tv programmes? Hollyoaks, dexter, I’m a celebrity, not sure what else.

    - favourite films? Step brothers, pretty woman, primal fear, Harry potters.

    - are you wealthy? No

    - do you work? Yes, as a carer

    -Subjects you have studied? Food tech, science, English, maths, sport.

    - what do you like most about yourself? My humour

    - what do You like least about yourself? Confidence and my diabetes.

    Here’s me.

    IMG_4409.jpg
     
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