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

  1. Dw67

    Dw67 · Newbie

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    Hi
    I was eventually told Tuesday 28th after some confusion that I have type 2 diabetes. To say this is a shock is a bit of an understatement and I have a million questions. I’ve started taking the tablets and hopefully I will start to feel better in time. I will have to look at this as a chance to improve my overall lifestyle and become a fitter more active person. However I am a chocoholic so I know I’m going to find it difficult but with perseverance I’m sure I’ll get though

    - What is your name?
    Darren
    - How old are you?
    53
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    South Yorkshire
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Friendly, helpful and may have a touch of OCD
    - Do you have any pets?
    Yes, Cockatiel Oscar (19 years old)
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Both
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I used to play Squash and run in my younger days, moved on to scuba diving and now I can just about manage a round of Golf But it’s a frustrating game to play.
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No not as much now. I’ve mellowed with age
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Any Motown
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Soul
    - What is your favourite flag?
    St. George’s
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes married for 33 years
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    I have been quite fortunate and travelled to different locations around the world scuba diving and Sipadan island before the government stopped people stopping on the island & Chuuk lagoon are perhaps amount my favourites
    - Favourite city?
    Berlin
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Like to watch documentaries
    - List your five favourite films.
    Like going to cinema but don’t really rank the films I see but could be worth doing when we get back to normal.
    - Are you wealthy?
    No and now not healthy
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Process Technician
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Science
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I think I’m a decent person that think of others.
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My wife says I go on a bit

    Have fun![/QUOTE]
     
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  2. omunda

    omunda Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have lived with type 2 for the last 26 years. Even with a lot of experience i still have issues controlling my blood glucose
     
  3. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek I reversed my Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @Bernadette56 ,

    I'm sorry your message got lost in the shuffle, when people have questions they're usually better off just starting their own thread. I'm sorry you went through all that and then were left to your own devices. https://josekalsbeek.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-nutritional-thingy.html might help you get a grip on this condition, and this place is pretty good when it comes to giving answers to those seeking them.... If we don't miss them entirely. ;)

    You will feel better eventually. Honest.
    Jo
     
  4. Lil_Miss_Cuddly

    Lil_Miss_Cuddly Type 2 · Member

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    - What is your name? Nicola but everyone calls me Nikki
    - How old are you? 46
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Staffordshire
    - Are you religious? No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Bubbly, Funny, Kind
    - Do you have any pets? Yes 1 cat
    - Microsoft or Apple? Both
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Badminton......a recent occurrence due to lockdown entertainment!
    - Do you get angry easily? No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Ears & Nose, No tats but would like one.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Keane, Coldplay, Lewis Capaldi, Ed Sheeran, Take That
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Pop
    - What is your favourite flag? The good old British flag!
    - Ever gone camping? No
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? Not successfully
    - Which countries have you visited? Spain, France, UK
    - Favourite city? Is it weird I don't have one, I am not a traveller
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Friends, Sex & The City, Killing Eve, Cold Feet, This is Us
    - List your five favourite films. Rocky, Green Mile, Notebook, Bridget Jones Movies, Christmas Movies
    - Are you wealthy? Nope Lol
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Yes, Senior Order Processing Co-ordinator
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Law, Business Studies
    - What do you like most about yourself? Nothing
    - What do you like least about yourself? Everything
     
  5. SuzanneK67

    SuzanneK67 Type 2 · Newbie

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  6. ella162

    ella162 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name?
    Bea
    - How old are you?
    51
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    Spain
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    London NW
    - Are you religious?
    Roman Catholic but I don't regularly attend church
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Responsible, loyal, caring
    - Do you have any pets?
    No, but I love dogs
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I like swimming and watching tennis
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No, but with diabetes symptoms I seem to have less patience
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Manuel Carrasco
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Anything that would include powerful voices or good song lyrics
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Spanish then English
    - Ever gone camping?
    No
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Once as a teenager
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Italy, France, Poland and obviously Spain
    - Favourite city?
    Madrid
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    My family, Homeland, news and documentaries. I am keen on reading but I don't like novels
    - List your five favourite films.
    Films with a moral message 'An Officer and a Gentleman', feel good films 'French Kiss' and intelligent films that will make you think or spark discussion 'Brokeback Mountain'
    - Are you wealthy?
    No
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Manager in Administration
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    HR
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Family orientated, loyal to family and friends, very good interpersonal skills. I am not known to lose my temper but if someone tries to pull the wool over my eyes I will not mince my words
    - What do you like least about yourself
    I can be too sensitive and shed a tear over remarks or behaviour from family members
     
  7. Lesley18

    Lesley18 · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.

    Hi, my name is Lesley and just joined this site today, here are my answers to the questionnaire :)

    - How old are you?
    53
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Fife
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Caring, Loyal and can be a bit impatient, working on it though ;)
    - Do you have any pets?
    No but used to have two cats.
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft.
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Walking, Yoga and Hula hooping (ok so not actually a sport, but something else do while in lockdown)
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Ears pierced
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Jess Glynn, Adele, Queen, Deacon Blue
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Pop
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes, years ago, still got the tent but don't think it'll be getting used again any time soon!
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes, still going strong
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Yes, it was a disaster, never again.
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Portugal, France, Malta, Greece, Australia, Bali, Singapore.
    - Favourite city?
    Locally would have to be Edinburgh. There are so many cities I would love to visit but would like to revisit Paris.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Strictly, Criminal Minds, used to love Vicar of Dibley when it was on.
    - List your five favourite films.
    Don't really have a favourite but like all sorts, from action packed thriller, to comedy, to romance.
    - Are you wealthy?
    Not financially
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Administrator
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Many years ago all sorts such as Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage and many more. Currently studying for Financial Services exams. One extreme to the other!
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Very loyal to the people I love
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Can be a bit of a procrastinator
     
  8. IDominguez

    IDominguez · Newbie

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    Hi. I'm also type 2, since 2007. I usually fast, low carb and no sugar diet, exercise.
     
  9. KansasCute

    KansasCute Type 2 · Member

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    Hello I'm Jamie and I have type 2 for 15 years
     
  10. andyslowrider

    andyslowrider Type 2 · Member

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    Hi. I'm Andy and I was diagnosed with type 2 about 5 weeks ago. It came as a bit of a shock - I'd just been taken into hospital in the middle of the night with chest pains, which turned out to be a heart attack, and after doing a blood glucose test (19 mmol/l) the doctor asked how long I'd been diabetic and whether I use insulin. HbA1C came back as 74 (and increased to 84 when retested a week later). At that point I knew nothing about diabetes, other than a very vague recollection of reading somewhere that type two can potentially be reversed with diet and lifestyle changes, so that's now the plan...

    Since then I've bought a Contour Next One meter and am spending a fortune on test strips, have read Michael Mosely's 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet book, spent hours flicking through the forums on here and other sites, started trying to change my diet towards LCHF and have lost about 5kg.

    I'm not big on sharing personal details, so below is a somewhat abbreviated list of the usual questions and answers:

    - Include a photo here if you wish to. No thanks
    - What is your name? Andy (or Andrew, if I'm being told off!)
    - How old are you? 44
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Not relevant
     
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  11. stu60

    stu60 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Just diagnosed T2, I had my suspicions for a while, having both parents and two out of my three brothers being diabetic there was the feeling it was a good possibility. Just a matter of getting to grip with things now I guess.

    What is your name?
    Stu
    - How old are you?
    60
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    S E Cornwall
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Quiet, silent type
    - Do you have any pets?
    Cat
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Rugby F1
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Genesis, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Have a guess
    - What is your favourite flag?
    St Piran's
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Loads, ex RN, as they say join the Navy see the world.
    - Favourite city?
    Don't really like cities
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Dads army, only fools & horses,
    - List your five favourite films.
    Blues brothers, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, James Bond
    - Are you wealthy?
    Not financially
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Just retired
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Electronics,
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Regard myself as an honourable chap
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Tend to worry too much
     
  12. Paulbirch

    Paulbirch · Member

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    Hey all. New member. I'm Paul, 43 with type 2 diabetes from UK

    About to start radiotherapy so starting to use a monitor to check blood sugar. Freaking out a bit as it was really high even though I exercise and eat well (usually lol)

    My diet switches between amazing and abysmal

    Hey all :D
     
  13. kdhughes

    kdhughes · Member

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    kdhughes · Member

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    Kathy Hughes, 73, obese, female, US, suburban, moderately religious. :inquisitive , indecisive, prone to humor. One cat, black&white, Apple&Microsoft. Angry at political correctness, smugness, & closed mindedness. Pierced ears only. Welsh flag.
    Love camping, but done. Visited most of W. Europe, Paris is best.
    Not wealthy, but wannabe. Information studies, anthropology, French, art history. Love novelty, hate I procrastinate.
     
  15. Sugardumpling90x

    Sugardumpling90x Type 1 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Lucy
    - How old are you?
    Rapidly approaching 30
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Grimsby
    - Are you religious?
    Vaguely
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Friendly, calm and hardworking
    - Do you have any pets?
    2 cats
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Volleyball
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Irritated yes, angry not really...
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Yes, ears and belly button pierced, tattoo of my dads initials on my hip (he passed away when I was 7 - t1d)
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Bastille, Lewis Capaldi, Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    - What is your favourite flag?
    I don’t have one?
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    France & Belgium
    - Favourite city?
    Brighton or London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Afterlife, hollyoaks, top gear
    - Are you wealthy?
    comfortable
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, a child care officer - working with kids/teens in care (mainstream)
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Social work BA hons
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    That I’m trustworthy
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    That I’m anxious
     

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  16. Michele1248

    Michele1248 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Vinny55 · Newbie

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    Hi thx for letting me join,I am English but live in the Polish mountains not a lot of info here or help, my family has a history of diabetes so looking for info as I have a problem with my blood suger levals,Nothing is consistent
     
  18. Michele1248

    Michele1248 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Crikey, first post and I don’t think I’m doing it right....

    Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name? Michele
    - How old are you? 59
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? United Kingdom
    - Which city/area do you live in? Nottinghamshire
    - Are you religious?
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Creative. Positive. Determined
    - Do you have any pets? 2 cats recently lost my beloved dog Jack
    - Microsoft or Apple? Both have positives
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Walking if you can count that. Trying to get my son to consider teaching me tennis now the distancing for types of exercise has been revised
    - Do you get angry easily? Not really. Depends on the issue at hand i.e cruelty of any type
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. The Cure. Aerosmith. The Sixteen. Police. Van Morrison
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Classical
    - What is your favourite flag?
    - Ever gone camping? Many moons ago
    - Ever been in love? Unfortunately yes....
    - Ever used fake tan? With disastrous results
    - Which countries have you visited? Cyprus. Spain. Malta. Turkey. Morocco. Gibraltar. France. Amsterdam. Prague. Belgium. Germany. Rhodes. Kefalonia. Bahamas. America.
    - Favourite city? Pathos
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Morse. Endeavour. Picard. Vera. Silent Witness
    - List your five favourite films. It’s a Wonderful Life. John Wick (all). The Duchess. Pride and Prejudice. Star Trek (all)
    - Are you wealthy? Only in time since I was forced to be semi retired via redundancy
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Worked in security field
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Design Studies. Gardening. Employment Law.
    - What do you like most about yourself? Always ready to help. Glass half full.
    - What do you like least about yourself? My weight. Inability to tolerate gym type exercise but thankfully I can and do walks.
     
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    Robcameron Type 2 · Member

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    Hi there,

    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name? Robert
    - How old are you? 43
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? United Kingdom
    - Which city/area do you live in? Aberdeen
    - Are you religious? non
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. determined, Serious ( cant help it ), fun
    - Do you have any pets? Non
    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Snooker, swimming
    - Do you get angry easily? NO
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? NO
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Hozier
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? any
    - What is your favourite flag? British
    - Ever gone camping? yes
    - Ever been in love? yes
    - Ever used fake tan? no
    - Which countries have you visited? Way to many to list
    - Favourite city? Bangkok, london, Glasgow
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Prison Break
    - List your five favourite films. Highlander, The Thing, Happy Gilmour,
    - Are you wealthy? NO
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Chef
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. professional cookery
    - What do you like most about yourself? determined
    - What do you like least about yourself? determined

    Have fun![/QUOTE]
     
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    margaret larkin Type 1 · Newbie

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