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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. EggsEggsEggs

    EggsEggsEggs Type 2 · Active Member

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    My name is really distinctive, I may be the only person with it in UK, so I'll go by my nickname, Tay. Age is just a number. . Type two diagnosed 2007. I was doing very well on low carb then the referendum happened. I was a full-time Remain campaigner and so focused on that for last four years that I lapsed somewhat. Not completely, but not keto. I didn't put on enough weight to be in the danger zone on the weight-height chart and didn't need to buy bigger clothes, but they are tighter than I'd like, on my stomach.

    During lockdown, I resurrected an old website, cleared it out and started working on it. I won't give website URL in case it's against the rules.

    I'm a college-trained former chef, with a certificate in nutrition and I've been doing ADHB certificates online during lockdown.

    My practice nurse took away my strips so I haven't tested in years. However, I do know which foods spike me eg parsnips and I'm also able to feel when my sugar is higher. I'm thinking of getting a combined blood glucose and ketone monitor, to use occasionally.

    GP said that I could ditch the Sitagliptin as I low carb at last review. He closed his practice week before lockdown. New practice just carried on with same prescription for 4 daily Metformin SR.

    My husband has NCGS so gluten-free. He bakes but I don't. I prefer not to eat a tonne of sweeteners. My body takes no notice of the theory and sees all sweeteners as sugar. Even 99% cocoa chocolate tastes sweet to me. My taste buds have really improved, eating natural food. My retinopathy improved, my neuropathy improved and when I first went low carb, I dropped from size 22 to size 12/14. We have been eating mostly organic and wild since 2012/13 and barely eat processed food.
     
  2. Giorgi-k

    Giorgi-k · Member

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    Hi All. Hope you are well in this strange times. Here's about me:
    (you see me on my avatar photo)

    - What is your name?
    Giorgi
    - How old are you?
    38
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    Georgia
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Tbilisi
    - Are you religious?
    A bit
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.

    - Do you have any pets?
    Nope
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    I don't care
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Football
    - Do you get angry easily?
    sometimes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    nope
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Deep Purple, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Hard Rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    I dunno
    - Ever gone camping?
    Nope
    - Ever been in love?
    Sure
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Never :)
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Spain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus, France
    - Favourite city?
    Buenos Aires and Sao Paolo
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.

    - List your five favourite films.
    Mirror, Stalker, Dodeskaden, Amarcord, Accattone
    - Are you wealthy?
    Nope
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Social Media Freelancer
    - 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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  3. JMcB

    JMcB LADA · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name?
    Jenia
    - How old are you?
    51
    - Are you male or female?
    F
    - Which country are you from?
    US
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Small mill village in NC
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Sarcastic, friendly, can’t think of another
    - Do you have any pets?
    2 cats and 2 dogs
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    NA
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Only if I’m hungry
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    2 tattoos one on back of neck and other between shoulder blades
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Can’t think of 5. I have varied tastes.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Anything but country
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Blanking
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    England
    - Favourite city?
    London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Escape to the Country, various crime shows
    - List your five favourite films.

    - Are you wealthy?
    No
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes. Scientist
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Environmental Science and Engineering
    Economics
    Natural Resource Management

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Easy going and adaptable
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Having diabetes
     
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  4. Ceppo

    Ceppo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm new.
    Already the sense of distress has lessened and warm support is taking its place. Thank you. So much to read. So much to understand and so much to normalise.
    Probably time I emptied my baking cupboard out!
     
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  5. cd667

    cd667 Type 2 · Member

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    Oooh, this feels like a job application! Here goes....
    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    I will look for one
    - What is your name?
    cd667, IRL Chris :D
    - How old are you?
    43
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Derbyshire, right on the edge of the Peak District
    - Are you religious?
    I'm agnostic.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Kind, independent, quirky
    - Do you have any pets?
    A mahoosive dog
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Linux since 1995!
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Getting back into cycling.
    - Do you get angry easily?
    I am working on that.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Not any more.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Cliff Edwards
    Patsy Monteleone
    Leon Redbone
    Annette Hanshaw
    Fats Waller
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    1920s-1940s popular music.
    - What is your favourite flag?
    I don't know if I like the "otherness" of having a favourite flag. If you asked me where I came from, I'd say "Earth".
    - Ever gone camping?
    I was a traveller for 12 years. Does that count?
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes.
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No.
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Lots.
    - Favourite city?
    I try and avoid cities. I suppose London, because it's tied to my history. But London isn't a place for Londoners anymore.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    TV isn't my thing.
    - List your five favourite films.
    No idea.
    - Are you wealthy?
    Somewhere in the middle.
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    I write people's Wills.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Law, computer science, social care.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I am kind, and open minded.
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I can be the opposite of those things.
     
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  6. Haddo16

    Haddo16 Type 2 · Member

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    - What is your name?
    Pete
    - How old are you?
    54
    - Are you male or female?
    Male last time I looked
    - Which country are you from?
    Uk
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Leeds
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    I’d like to think funny,loyal and happy
    - Do you have any pets?
    Yes Two children
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple all the way
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    rugby stopped playing at 48. General sports lover
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Used to Now mellowing as getting older
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    ac/dc, Ed , led zeppelin,
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Like all genres
    - What is your favourite flag
    Union Jack
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes love it
    - Ever been in love?
    id like to think so
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    To many to list but well traveled
    - Favourite city?
    barcelona
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Family guy, modern family
    - List your five favourite films
    Casino, top gun, scarface, shriek,
    - Are you wealthy?
    No
    - Do you work? If so, as what
    Self employed electrician
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    electrical engineering, book keeping
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I like to help people if I can
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I sometimes jump the gun
     
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  7. SQ71

    SQ71 · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name? Amanda

    - How old are you? 48

    - Are you male or female? Female

    - Which country are you from? Born in Scotland. Live in New Zealand

    - Which city/area do you live in? Ruakaka, Northland, NZ

    - Are you religious? No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Introverted, Analytical, Easy-going.

    - Do you have any pets? 2 dogs , 2 rabbits & a chinchilla

    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Soccer ️ and ten-pin bowls

    - Do you get angry easily? No

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? yes, pierced ears

    - Ever gone camping? Yes

    - Ever been in love? Yes

    - Ever used fake tan? No

    - Which countries have you visited? England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand

    - Favourite city? Wellington, New Zealand

    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Neighbours, Shortland Street, Casualty, Holby, & Wentworth

    - List your five favourite films. Shrek, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Psycho, & Silence of the Lambs

    - Are you wealthy? Average

    - Do you work? If so, as what? Counsellor (voluntary)

    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Mental health & Addictions, Counselling & Guidance (currently doing potgrad study in this area). My degree is in Science (Psychology major).

    - What do you like most about yourself? My resilient nature and drive to be the best version of myself that I can be.

    - What do you like least about yourself? Being overweight, and having a multitude of health issues as a result of that.
     
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  8. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @Haddo16 . Love the idea of children as pets.:happy:
    What type of diabetes do you have?
     
  9. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @SQ71
    I love Northland NZ. Was there only a few months ago.
    How are coping with diabetes. Any questions?
     
  10. Daithian

    Daithian · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Daithi

    - How old are you? 26

    - Are you male or female? Male

    - Which country are you from? England

    - Which city/area do you live in? Essex

    - Are you religious? Yes

    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Caring, introspective, stubborn

    - Do you have any pets? No

    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? I like rugby!

    - Do you get angry easily? Nope

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? 3 tattoos, arm, chest and left leg

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Halestorm, Hans Zimmer, gorillaz, Frank Sinatra, mint royale

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Alt rock

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Nepal, it's triangular!

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes

    - Ever been in love?
    Twice

    - Ever used fake tan?
    Haha, no

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Italy, Puerto Rico, France, Wales, Scotland

    - Favourite city?
    Vatican city

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Falling skies, Six feet under, breaking bad, black mirror, Doctor Who

    - List your five favourite films.
    V for Vendetta, the purge, the imitation game, inception, Kingsman

    - Are you wealthy?
    No

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Not currently

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Law and international law

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    That I'm compassionate

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I'm not very good at the whole social thing
     
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  11. Haddo16

    Haddo16 Type 2 · Member

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    Type 2 diagnosis in june
     
  12. Ro9998

    Ro9998 · Newbie

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    HI I am euan pre diabetes stage i am trying to find an easy printable chart of foods to avoid, foods to eat in quantity and and limited foods can any help please.

    I am age 53 and ate too much pasta, pizza and processed lasagne and now have to watch as im not eating proerley
     
  13. Kris72

    Kris72 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Christine
    - How old are you?
    72

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    United Kingdom

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Swindon

    - Are you religious?
    I wouldn't say so, no

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Caring, hopeful,funny

    - Do you have any pets?
    I have a cat called daffy

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft!

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    none
    - Do you get angry easily?
    rarely

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Tatoos on both arms
    ( much to my daughters disgust....)
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.

    Deep Purple. Killers Coldplay, Keane, Whitesnake.

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

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

    never

    - Ever been in love?
    of course

    - Ever used fake tan?
    yes

    - Which countries have you visited?
    spain, greece, switzerland, most of europe, north africa, malta

    Favourite city?
    Venice



    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Balthazar, Agents of shield, ancient aliens discovery

    - List your five favourite films.
    Beaches, Princess Bride

    - Are you wealthy?
    not.

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    no


    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I am easy going
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    my too trusting nature,


    Think that sums it up.
     
  14. CaptainTwitchy

    CaptainTwitchy Type 2 · Member

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    I should be working but this looks like the perfect procrastination activity.

    - What is your name?
    Emma
    - How old are you?
    26
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Leeds
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Funny, awkward, friendly
    - Do you have any pets?
    2 cats
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I swim, does that count?
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Sort of...
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    I have a thundercloud tattooed on my wrist.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    REM, Veruca Salt, Sleater-Kinney, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Nine Inch Nails
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    I lean more towards the rock/indie side of things, but I'm fairly eclectic.
    - What is your favourite flag?
    I quite like the simplicity of the Japanese flag.
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yep, mostly for festivals in my misspent youth, but I'm far too old for that now. These days I prefer the luxuries a hotel has to offer.
    - Ever been in love?
    Oh very much so.
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No, I prefer to maintain my "naturally gothic" skin. Some may say pasty, I prefer pale and interesting...
    - Which countries have you visited?
    France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Tunisia & the USA.
    - Favourite city?
    I'm quite fond of the one I live in.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Twin Peaks, Spaced, Taskmaster, Parks & Recreation, Lost.
    - List your five favourite films.
    The Lego Movie, Being John Malkovich, Happiness, Waking Life, Wall-E
    - Are you wealthy?
    No, but I'm comfortable.
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Self employed instructional designer/graphics/video production
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    I have a BA in TV Production for all it's worth.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My sense of humour
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Oh where do we start? This is the kind of thing I pay my therapist for...
     
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  15. ZanR7

    ZanR7 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.

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    - What is your name? -
    David
    - How old are you?
    44
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    Scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Glasgow
    - Are you religious?
    NO
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    WITTY CARING SPEAK MY MIND
    - Do you have any pets?
    Staffy Called Lexi
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Gym
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Depends
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Chest arms back of leg
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Iron maiden five finger death punch acdc Metallica
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    metal
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Saltire
    - Ever gone camping?
    yes
    - Ever been in love?
    yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    NO
    - Which countries have you visited?
    USA Italy France Greece Spain
    - Favourite city?
    Rome
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    To many to count
    - List your five favourite films.
    Still to many to count
    - Are you wealthy?
    Far from it
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Look after my wife
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    IT Support technician
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My outlook on life
    - What do you like least about yourself
    Being 28 Stone
     
  16. CaptainTwitchy

    CaptainTwitchy Type 2 · Member

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    Hahaha... look who wasn’t concentrating when she did this. 36, not 26.
     
  17. Martin46

    Martin46 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I have started a thread in the Type 2 forum and have received two replies. I have tried to reply to the two people who posted but I get the message "Your content can not be submitted. This is likely because your content is spam-like or contains inappropriate elements. Please change your content or try again later. If you still have problems, please contact an administrator" There is nothing offensive or spam-like in my replies but I cannot post them. Also, I have no idea how I am supposed to contact Admin. What is the process? Thank you.
     
  18. John ogden

    John ogden Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi I’m John a type 2 diabetic. I’m 36 from Stockport. I use Microsoft
     
  19. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    If you were trying to reply to me: there was a link in my post, and new members have to post a few times before they can put in links. It keeps the spammers at bay. If you hit reply, the link gets incorporated in your post, which might be the reason for the hiccup. If you delete that bit it should be fine, or you could just post a message and put a @ in front of the name of the person you want to talk to rather than hitting reply, they'll get a notification that way.

    I think that's what is going on, anyway...
     
  20. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    In the first instance you can contact one of the moderation team - our names appear in green rather than red, or email [email protected] if you need help. It is likely to be something like what @JoKalsbeek said preventing you posting.
     
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