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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. HighLows

    HighLows · Member

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    Greetings! I have been lurking here because there is good info!

    56 T1, 10 years. I graduated from T2 7 years ago.

    I use LIBRE14 day, with cgm to phone and watch.

    i was recently in hospital for dk and am doing what i can to get my #s better.

    I have learned a bizzare thing with CGM.
    I am a morning faster and night eater. it has cost me. my bs in the morning spikes 150 points after i wake and drink coffee. i use 30u long acting then 10fast. my body SOMEhow resists the insulin! then at 1pm-3pm i bottom out for hours! its like my body holds it, then during "eating hours" releases it.
    my fault for fasting/binging. my body has adjusted. been forcing food in AM to fix it.

    hope all are well and thanks for listening!!
     
  2. Davecuk

    Davecuk · Newbie

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    Hi, I’m David and was diagnosed with type 2 yesterday. Have been reading through these forums and my blood glucose seems to be much higher than everyone else on here. Fasting is 12 nmol and around lunchtime before eating I’m getting a reading of about 25 - 27. I’m on metformin (one at the minute and ramping up) and 1 glickazide before breakfast and one before dinner. Hoping the numbers start dropping soon.
     
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    Davecuk · Newbie

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    And just to add-

    How old are you? 50
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? Uk
    - Which city/area do you live in? Hertfordshire
    - Are you religious? No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. A mixed bag
    - Do you have any pets? No
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft for work and Apple for everything else
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Cycling and running
    - Do you get angry easily? No. Very calm
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Nope. Although I’m looking
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. The pixies, Interpol, fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Julian cope
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? I die rock/alternative
    - What is your favourite flag? New Zealand
    - Ever gone camping? Many times
    - Ever been in love? Yup
    - Ever used fake tan? Nope
    - Which countries have you visited? Too many to count
    - Favourite city? Reykjavik
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    - List your five favourite films.
    - Are you wealthy?
    - Do you work? If so, as what? IT. Solution architect
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Physics, philosophy
    - What do you like most about yourself? Calm and level headed, and open
    - What do you like least about yourself?
     
  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Hi @Davecuk , and welcome to the forum!
    Numbers on diagnosis tend to be higher than numbers for people who have got the hang of adjusting medication and/or diet!
    However, may I ask, are those 25-27 mmol/l numbers still fasting or are they after having a breakfast of some kind?
     
  5. Davecuk

    Davecuk · Newbie

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    Hi, thanks for replying, my fasting numbers are 10-12. 25-27 is about 2 1/2 hours after breakfast. I’ve only been doing this for two days though and so I am hoping those numbers drop soon.
     
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  6. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    This looks like your breakfast doesn't agree with your diabetes. All carbs are converted to sugar in your body. Many members on here choose to eat fewer carbs to prevent those blood glucose spikes from happening.
    Here's a link to an informative thread on how this works, it may be very useful to you!
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/basic-information-for-newly-diagnosed-diabetics.17088/
     
  7. Dia_bee_tes

    Dia_bee_tes · Newbie

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    Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name? Jade
    - How old are you? 34
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? Ireland
    - Which city/area do you live in? North of Ireland
    - Are you religious? Spiritual maybe
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Loyal, compassionate, friendly
    - Do you have any pets? Yes
    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Ha’ used to be an athlete a long time ago!
    - Do you get angry easily? No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Yes multiple locations
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Evanescence, Skillet
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Country
    - What is your favourite flag? My own
    - Ever gone camping? Yep
    - Ever been in love? Haven’t we all
    - Ever used fake tan? No I like being a milk bottle
    - Which countries have you visited? America, Italy, Spain, England, Scotland, Ireland
    - Favourite city? Las Vegas
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Greys, CSI, Person of Interest, True Blood, Vikings
    - List your five favourite films. Beauty and the beast, Lion King, Warrior, 300, Underworld
    - Are you wealthy? If I am I haven’t realised
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Can’t currently
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Business, Law, Autism, ADD, Health
    - What do you like most about yourself? My loyalty
    - What do you like least about yourself? My loyalty
     
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  8. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Welcome!
     
  9. G0ldengirl68

    G0ldengirl68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jade,

    I'm very new myself but really love this site, the folks here. You cracked me up on the Wealthy question ;) Country is one of my fave genres as well. Do you like Sam Hunt, and Kane Brown? Love both of them and more of course. I also think George Strait is tops.

    Always wanted to see Ireland, finally got to, on the internet ;( Oh well, I never know what's ahead for me, maybe one day;)
    purple butterfly.gif
     
  10. Luvly

    Luvly · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all. I'm Liz. I'm from England, but I live in Scotland.
    I was diagnosed with type 2 Today, after being pre-diabetic. Today I was also prescribed Metfomin.
    I have several other ailments etc which make me high risk.
    So I'd really, really like some help to get through this.
    At the moment I'm feeling quite frighted and overwhelmed with all what's going on with my body.
     
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  11. G0ldengirl68

    G0ldengirl68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Liz, I so hear you, I just arrived I think, 2 days ago. I'm so glad we both found the site, it's priceless what I am learning here. I was afraid too, and still am but what a relief to hear hope and see a light at the end of the tunnel. I will leave directions to others that have gone before me ;) I just know you are in a great place, Denise
     
  12. Luvly

    Luvly · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Denise,
    Hopefully we'll all get through this.
    It's really difficult what with all the added sugars in even basic foods.
     
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  13. G0ldengirl68

    G0ldengirl68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and some is hidden from us or the labels are so tiny. I'm trying to go with just fresh or frozen vegies (I roast them in the oven and they are way good that way) and meats/fish (mostly fish if possible to get it). We'll make it, and I sure am glad we both found this forum. So many have succeeded with their foods and even been able to stop the meds which wreak havoc on my digestive system.

    Good to meet you Liz, I'll be around and hope to see you too ;) Denise
     
  14. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Hi and welcome!

    Would suggest you start a thread of your own to get answers to your questions and a bit more help. This is a great place for support, so don’t be shy!
     
  15. Dia_bee_tes

    Dia_bee_tes · Newbie

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    Thank you, I am that new I haven’t a clue how to navigate yet, or add anything remotely cute as the Butterfly. Ireland isn’t what it’s cracked up to be but it is beautiful. We have free health care (in the sense we pay for it out of our wages as a tax each month) (This is NI) but yet we still struggle to get the care we need with extremely long wait lists.

    I have been type 2 for two years, but my practise nurse made me question everything and was horrible so it took two long years of fighting to be allowed a second opinion.

    I am away to look up these country artists as I haven’t heard of them before, or I don’t know their names. I am terrible with remembering who sings what :joyful:

    Where are you from?

    I have multiple issues with my endocrine area : Endometriosis, PCOS, Hashimotos Thyroiditis on top of severe anxiety, asthma and allergies.. think I was the broken mould accidentally used o_O.

    Hoping to meet lots of new people here, I don’t do silicone valley so avoid FB, IG, Twitter & Google. I live with an IT Security worker so :wideyed::joyful:
     
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  16. Luvly

    Luvly · Well-Known Member

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    Good afternoon Denise, nice too meet you too. I've sooo much to lean.
    I'll collect my meds today from the chemist. It'll be the first time taking Metformin or any kind of diabetes meds.
    I have to drastically change my eating habits as well as try to lose half my body weight. So this will be a very long journey for me.
     
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    Luvly · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I'm new to this forum. Still exploring it x
     
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  18. Luvly

    Luvly · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jade. Did you write this list of questions? If not, where can I find it please x
     
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    Luvly · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure where or how to start a new thread. Soz, still learning. x
     
  20. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    No worries. A good place might be the Type 2 sun-forum, or the Ask a question sub-forum. The type 2 forum is here: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/category/type-2-diabetes.25/ and the Ask a Question forum is here: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/category/ask-a-question.15/

    Once in the forum you want to post in, click on the green ‘Post new thread’ button (see pic) and off you go!

    There are some handy videos that explain how things work here: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/forum-beginners-video-guides.51729/

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