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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. Lichtblick

    Lichtblick · Newbie

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    hi nice to meet you and i want to share everything i know for you and everyone,
    Thanks very much
     
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  2. AldenChad

    AldenChad Type 1 · Newbie

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    I can’t copy and paste the long list of questions: I’ll guess.

    My name is Alden, I’m sixty some years, male and grumpy.
    I live with my partner, Susan, and our dog.
    I’ve had type one for forty years.
    I’ve a pump and CGM.
    I live in Leeds UK.
    Current est. A1c 5.8; time in range about 90%.
    My music taste varies, but could be described as Dad rock, except I’m not a dad.
    I’m a socialist.
    I read Foucault.
    I’m a post grad, and retired bureaucrat, but I’ve been many things.
    I now enjoy eating, drinking and weed, and I’ve lived full life.
     
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  3. Nathster256

    Nathster256 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello,
    I'm Nathan.
    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on 25 December last year (Happy Christmas!)
    I don't really know what I'm doing.
     
  4. mcdark

    mcdark · Member

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  5. DarrenW29

    DarrenW29 · BANNED

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    Hello everyone darren age 28 Scotland
    Diagnosed type 2 4 weeks ago
     
  6. juliemcintyre

    juliemcintyre Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi in julie
    I'm in Scotland I'm 58 I work in Health and social care. I read and swim and socialise and do yoga and paint.
    I've had type 2 for 8 years. I've never been given a BS monitor Ive no idea how my BS is I only get told once a year at clinic. I'm on 3 metformin a day. I'm concerned that I've no idea what my BS is. I can't afford testnstrips.
     
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    CazMc · Newbie

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  8. G0ldengirl68

    G0ldengirl68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I and newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and was in search of a non-invasive glucose meter when I found this site. I wanted to join because I could talk with others, learn more about the dis ease (space intentional). I am on my own, over 20 years now and really want to stay in social gatherings, online mostly of course.
     
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  9. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Hi @G0ldengirl68 , and welcome to the forum!
    Have a look around and chip in or ask a question wherever you like :)
     
  10. G0ldengirl68

    G0ldengirl68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Antge, I appreciate the welcome and am doing a search right now for both recipes, which I never follow, love to create my own, and non-invasive gluc. monitors.
     
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  11. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Non-invasive glucose monitors don't really exist yet, although there are several parties working on it. Have you found this thread on it? It's very informative: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/dare-to-dream.179354/

    As for recipes, I expect you've already found the Food and Nutrition sub-forum.
    If you're limiting your carbs and you like a chat, this thread might be to your liking: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/what-have-you-eaten-today.75781/page-2166#post-2360317
     
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  12. mjy5765

    mjy5765 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Matt

    - How old are you? 40

    - Are you male or female? Male

    - Which country are you from? UK

    - Which city/area do you live in? Leeds

    - Are you religious? Only that god backwards is dog.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Sarcastic, reliable and stubborn

    - Do you have any pets? No

    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Ice Hockey

    - Do you get angry easily? Sometimes

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Not yet.

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Biffy Clyro, Foo’s, Oasis, Queen

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? 90’s

    - What is your favourite flag? Scottish

    - Ever gone camping? Yes

    - Ever been in love? Yes

    - Ever used fake tan? No

    - Which countries have you visited? France, Norway, USA, Greece - Rhodes and Crete

    - Favourite city? Glasgow

    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Any legal dramas

    - List your five favourite films. Leon, Gladiator

    - Are you wealthy? I wish

    - Do you work? If so, as what? Police Officer

    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Studied lots, passed few

    - What do you like most about yourself? Not a lot

    - What do you like least about yourself? A great deal
     
  13. MattyR

    MattyR · Newbie

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    Hi I’m Matt
    I’m 60
    Male
    From England North Hampshire
    Laid back with sense of humour and caring
    I have two dogs, a Westie and a jack Russell
    Apple alway
    Motorcycles
    No anger
    Tattoos on arms
    Pink Floyd, Eagles, dire straits, AC/DC Black Sabbath
    Rock
    Union Jack
    Love camping
    In love all my life
    No fake tan
    France, Germany, Belgium Luxembourg Spain Andora New Zealand United States
    Christchurch post earthquake
    BBC news, Homeland, Vikings, The Stand The wire
    The fastest Indian, Lord of the Rings
    Not wealthy
    ECA with the ambulance service
    None
    I beat the Rona
    It left me weak
     
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  14. BRSBRI

    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well. Here goes.

    - I'm Ian, Aged 51 (managed to type in a wrong date registering here - I'm younger than that)!

    - Live in central Bath, not far from the Roman Baths with my long suffering and understanding wife...
    - Not religious, but might turn that way if Scotland ever win a major football tournament
    - 3 words to describe my personality: demanding at work, laid back at home, dark sense of humour
    - 2 pets, Gerald the Maine Coon cat and Arthur the mad Standard Poodle
    - Microsoft or Apple? The latter - they employ me! And I used to work for Microsoft...
    - Sport - watch rugby union, when Scotland play football (allegedly). Okay playing tennis and an embarrassment on the golf course
    - Never angry, not a fake tan in sight, have a wee tattoo on my left posterior out of sight ;)
    - Two fave flags Scotland and France
    - Travelled the world over on business, got married in Barbados (because the future mother in law didn't approve so we eloped)!
    - 2 kids, both girls - one in third year in medical school and the other with the RAF learning to fly planes
    - Work with that big fruity tech giant as VP of a business unit covering EMEA
    - Favourite cities my birthplace Glasgow and Montpellier in France.
    - Studied, yes. Have an LLB, MBA and a PhD for my sins. Seemed a good idea at the time.
    - Play the guitar, sometimes as a stress relief and likely giving stress to those listening.
    - Anything else, ask away ;)

    Nice to meet ya'll
     
  15. HeliGary

    HeliGary Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name? Gary
    - How old are you? 50
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Northants
    - Are you religious? Not in the slightest.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Loyal, Intolerant, Workaholic
    - Do you have any pets? I don't but the kids do, Axolotls, Terry and Albi
    - Microsoft or Apple? Both
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? What's Sport ?
    - Do you get angry easily? Sometimes.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Guns N Roses, Taylor Swift, 2 Cellos
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? None really.
    - 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? Spain, America, France, Germany
    - Favourite city? London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Airwolf , NCIS, CSI
    - List your five favourite films. Armageddon, Jack Reacher and the Sequel, Top Gun, Blue Thunder
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Helicopter Pilot
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Computer Science
    - What do you like most about yourself? Don't really know.
    - What do you like least about yourself? Easily Irritated, don't really suffer fools too well.
     
  16. DannyMac

    DannyMac Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Just back on the app been off for a few years just a question on HbA1c count what is this level of for example 7.1 or 5.5 when I get my results which according to my Diabetes Nurse are great I average at 44 and been this count for years now not on Meds
     
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    Markjosef1967 Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Gez B · Newbie

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    to er is to delay
     
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    Gez B · Newbie

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  20. Gez B

    Gez B · Newbie

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    Using a Sinocare Safe AQ smart glucose meter i paid £20 for on the web.
    Not sure how accurate it is / they are. Readings have averaged 10 mmol/L for the last 3 months.
    Had a reading of 24mmol/L tonight. Should l be worried?
    My GP said my bloods were ok after last blood test 2 weeks ago.
     
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