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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. xtriciax

    xtriciax Type 2 · Member

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    Hey fellow rocker here ☺️☺️
     
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    DAVE_KRIEDO · Newbie

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  3. myvanwy

    myvanwy Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi Myvanwy here. Diagnosed as type 2, two years ago, which is caused by side effects of steroid in my Asthma medication which obviously I cannot stop. Frustrated that this side effect is not explained to all asthmatics as something to watch out for. HPA1C has improved but recent test after lockdown has gone up, probably due to shielding / lack of exercise. Advice from GP is variable, at start of my diabetic journey I was told to eat lots of carrots and low fat yoghurt. Anyone else had similar experience?
     
  4. Brokenbill

    Brokenbill Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hey and welcome @myvanwy, i was diagnosed nearly 2 years ago also and i too suffer from asthma. I never thought it can be a contrubuting factor as my diet was pretty shocking before i started taking type2 seriously.
     
  5. myvanwy

    myvanwy Type 2 · Newbie

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    Cheers.:) It would be interesting to know what other people have been told about the link between their Asthma medication and Diabetes.
     
  6. maree ellen

    maree ellen · Newbie

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    Having a struggle balancing BGL exercise diet and trying to lose weight. It is a
    Catch 22 more I exercise then I have
    Hypos then I Have to treat the lows. I have a freestyle Libra scanner which I find to be great. My problem today is that the sensor
    works on the freestyle reader but will not scan on my iPhone. Any suggestions would be gratefully received Thank you
     
  8. Dizbit

    Dizbit Type 2 · Newbie

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  9. Dizbit

    Dizbit Type 2 · Newbie

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    Daren Pegg, I am 54 and Male, I live in the United Kingdom. I came across a really great new wearable device that measures sweat and provides blood sugar levels. Unfortunately I am not able to post the link on this site, as I do not yet have the permission level. It is called: Hela bio smart watch-sweat blood tester.
     
  10. Foxy56

    Foxy56 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I answered the questioned suggested on the first page. Here goes:
    - What is your name? Paula
    - How old are you? 56
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Nr. Cambridge
    - Are you religious? No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Dull, Boring and Nosey
    - Do you have any pets? A dog
    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple everything
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? No sport
    - Do you get angry easily? Not anymore
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Tattoos legs and back
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Adam Ant, Tommy Steele,
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? 50s and 60s rock n roll
    - What is your favourite flag? Union Jack
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? Hardly any
    - Favourite city? London, of course
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Doctor Who, do not watch regular TV
    - List your five favourite films. Sunshine on Leith, Grease, Sound of Music,
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Local Politician
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Too many to list, currently studying the Welfare State and Social Policy with Oxford
    - What do you like most about yourself? Nothing
    - What do you like least about yourself? Everything
     
  11. toppaanch

    toppaanch Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi,
    I am Sweta. Have been diagnosed with Type-2 since my pregnancy. I like my spices and food and find it hard to get away with them. So am exploring alternatives. Hoping to find friendly suggestions from this forum

    Sweta
     
  12. SilverK

    SilverK · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name?
    Steph

    - How old are you?
    49

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    Wales

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Little village on the North Gower coast

    - Are you religious?
    Not really

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Loyal, creative, shy

    - Do you have any pets?
    I’m between dogs at the moment

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Horse riding (but then I fell off and knackered my back, so not any more!) ski-ing (see previous comment!) I like watching ice hockey.

    - Do you get angry easily?
    I don’t suffer fools - unless they’re under 18 and I have to teach them . These days I’m a lot more patient than I used to be but even when I was younger, I would put someone back in their box, so to speak, rather than get angry.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Just pierced ears. Love tattoos (really good ones!) but I’m a chicken.

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Way too many to list.

    - What would you say your favourite music genre?
    I’m a classically trained ex professional musician. I don’t listen to much music (busman’s holiday) but I’ll happily play anything you put in front of me. The more acrobatic the better!
    - What is your favourite flag?
    The cross of St David. - Only because it isn’t represented on the Union Jack where as the crosses of St Andrew and St George are. I’m not a Welsh nationalist as such but it does seem a bit unfair.

    - Ever gone camping?
    Guide camp. Hated every second of it.

    - Ever been in love?
    You know, I don’t think I have.

    - Ever used fake tan?
    No.

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Pretty much all of them.

    - Favourite city?
    I’d have to say Prague (before the stag/hen parties found it!)

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    I don’t watch much TV but if it’s sci fi I’ll find it on Netflix eventually.

    - List your five favourite films.
    Serenity, Dogma, The Quartet, Polar Express and Apollo 13
    - Are you wealthy?
    I don’t think so

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Musician, teacher, artist and silversmith


    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Don’t know really.

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I can be negative.
     
  13. Barny60

    Barny60 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.[​IMG]
    - What is your name?
    Steve
    - How old are you?
    60
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Chippenham (Wiltshire)
    - Are you religious?
    NO
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Friendly, Happy, Worried
    - Do you have any pets?
    Golden Retriever called Amber
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple (Phone), Microsoft (PC)
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Golf (badly)
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Elton John, Queen, ELO, Eva Cassidy
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Mostly 70's
    - What is your favourite flag?
    The White Ensign (Im ex- Royal Navy)
    Ever gone camping?
    Yes. Had a trailer tent when kids were young. Had some great times
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Many
    - Favourite city?
    New York - but not been there yet
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Anything funny or natural history
    - List your five favourite films.
    Green Mile
    - Are you wealthy?
    5 grandchildren - NO lol
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Facilities Manager for R&D company for 6 more weeks
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Electronics - Analogue, Digital, Power. Radio communications and Radar engineering
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I can fix things
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My self discipline
     
  14. windyfishface

    windyfishface · Newbie

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    I answered the questioned suggested on the first page. Here goes:
    - What is your name? Gail
    - How old are you? 54
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Westbury, Wiltshire
    - Are you religious? No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. helpful, conscientious, inquisitive
    - Do you have any pets? A dog called Riley
    - Microsoft or Apple? Both
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? None
    - Do you get angry easily? No it takes a fair bit to wind me up...
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Only ears pierced
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands havent a clue
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? dont really know, dont listen to music often
    - What is your favourite flag?
    - Ever gone camping? Yes when i was a child but prefer a hotel with a proper bed!
    - Ever been in love? Not really sure am still living with my hubby but cant afford to leave the house
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? France, Germany, Spain, Canaries, Sri Lanka
    - Favourite city?Dont think i have a favourite
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Soaps, gold mining, ice road truckers,
    - List your five favourite films. Carry on films (oldies but goodies)
    - Are you wealthy? No i could do with a lottery win to try and buy a hous
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Customer Assistant at Morrisons
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. nothing recently
    - What do you like most about yourself? Nothing
    - What do you like least about yourself? My health
     
  15. BigSteveC

    BigSteveC · Newbie

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    Hi All,
    Registered today. Type 2 since 2008.
    Blood sugar gone awry lately. 10.8 hba1c. 2000mg metformin and just started 5mg Linagliptin.


    - What is your name? Steve

    - How old are you? 55

    - Are you male or female? Male

    - Which country are you from? England

    - Which city/area do you live in? Leicester

    - Are you religious? No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Miserable Old Git.

    - Do you have any pets? No

    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Like most. Played Rugby Union

    - Do you get angry easily? Sometimes

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? 1 tattoo on each arm

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. I can't narrow it down to 5

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Metal/Rock

    - What is your favourite flag? The cross of St. George

    - Ever gone camping? No

    - Ever been in love? I am in love

    - Ever used fake tan? No

    - Which countries have you visited? USA

    - Favourite city? Vegas

    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Star Trek, Line of Duty, Peaky Blinders, Harlots, The News

    - List your five favourite films. Zulu, The Great Escape, The Magnificent 7, Gorillas in the mist, Gladiator

    - Are you wealthy? In so many ways

    - Do you work? If so, as what? Lorry driver

    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Chemistry, Physics, Maths, A levels.

    - What do you like most about yourself? Being honest

    - What do you like least about yourself? Being too honest
     
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  16. BradleyPJ

    BradleyPJ · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Brad
    Though a lot of people call me bread

    - How old are you?
    25

    - 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

    - Do you have any pets?
    Yes

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Windows, Linux, Android, Apple

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Unsure

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

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Don't Listen to music often enough

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Don't Listen to music often enough

    - What is your favourite flag?
    The rainbow one

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes

    - Ever been in love?
    Unsure

    - Ever used fake tan?
    No

    - Which countries have you visited?
    England, Walsh, Spain, USA

    - Favourite city?
    London

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    The Queens Gambit, MHA, GOT, West World, Demon Slayer

    - List your five favourite films.
    Shaw Shank Redemption, Good Night Mr Tom, Parasite, Prestige, HotFuzz

    - Are you wealthy?
    No

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    No, Covid

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Computing, Design, Engineering, English, Maths, IT
     
  17. epiphany

    epiphany Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Hello,
    Just to introduce myself, I'll complete some of the suggested questions:

    - Include a photo here if you wish to. - may submit something in the future, but I don't consider myself photogenic..!!
    1. - What is your name? - Bilhar
    2. - How old are you? - 56
    3. - Are you male or female? male
    4. - Which country are you from? - born in India, but lived in UK since 1967
    5. - Which city/area do you live in? - Leeds (the capital of the North..!!)
    6. - Are you religious? - I would say more spiritual than religious
    7. - Pick three words to describe your personality. - persistent, good sense of humour, sometimes pensive
    8. - Do you have any pets? - not a pet person I'm afraid
    9. - Microsoft or Apple? - both !!
    10. - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? - like watching football, especially Leeds Utd....
    11. - Do you get angry easily? - not really
    12. - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? - none at all
    13. - List your five favourite musicians/bands. - Cheap Trick, Rush, Van Halen, Steve Vai, Led Zeppelin, Genesis
    14. - What would you say your favourite music genre is? - Rock
    15. - What is your favourite flag? - India
    16. - Ever gone camping? - no
    17. - Ever been in love? - I think so
    18. - Ever used fake tan? - don't need it, got the real thing all year round..!!
    19. - Which countries have you visited? - India, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Holland.
    20. - Favourite city? - can I say Leeds ?
    21. - List your five favourite TV programmes. - Match of the day, Salvage Hunters, Top of the pops, X files, Twin Peaks
    22. - List your five favourite films. - Shawshank Redemption, Avatar, Sholay, Betty Blue, Lion
    23. - Are you wealthy? - I'm afraid not !!
    24. - Do you work? If so, as what? - yes, as a housing support worker in the voluntary sector
    25. - List the subjects you study/have studied. - Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Management
    26. - What do you like most about yourself? - the ability to be resourceful
    27. - What do you like least about yourself? - not being more adventurous
     
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  18. LorraineKay

    LorraineKay Type 2 · Member

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    Thank you for adding me
    20190308_183656.jpg
     
  19. LorraineKay

    LorraineKay Type 2 · Member

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    Now how do I introduce myself. Cant seem to do it.
     
  20. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    It seems like you already have. :)

    Welcome to the forum!
     
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