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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. Bash_

    Bash_ Type 1 · Member

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    Treat carefully, look great but Siberian Husky/Malamute forget that idea had 2 , ok if you get a good puppy but too much of a lottery, they'll eat anything smaller than themselves, won't last seconds. I've Black lab retriever easy to teach and mega intelligent. You only live once, go and visit, by rights the puppy will pick you.. can't explain it happened to me three times. Good luck
     
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  3. Goonergal

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    @Bash_ looks like this may have posted in the wrong place as it’s not related to anything on this thread. Would you like it moved to the place you intended? Let me or one of the mods know!
     
  4. Jefff66

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    - What is your name? Jeff
    - How old are you? 54
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Carlisle
    - Are you religious? No.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Shy, curious, quiet.
    - Do you have any pets? No.
    - Microsoft or Apple? MS. Or Google.
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Big football fan.
    - Do you get angry easily? No.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. My favourites change all the time.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? I own over a thousand CDs, all sorts of genres.
    - Ever gone camping? Yes. But the last time was nearly 40 years ago.
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? Not many. France, Belgium, Ireland.
    - Favourite city? Leicester is where I'm from, so I'll have to say that. It's where my family are, and my football team.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. West Wing and 30 Rock are my top two.
    - Are you wealthy? No. I'm self employed, and it's about 5 years since I last earned enough to pay tax.
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Yes. Internet stuff.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Nothing since school. My best subjects were sciences and maths.
    - What do you like most about yourself? I try to do the right thing.
    - What do you like least about yourself? Too much anxiety.
     
  5. Tigragirl

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    Thank you Jaylee, I have been looking around the website and there is a lot of info. I will keep reading. I don’t think I want a thread. I’m sure I will work things out. I’m going to read up about testing strips, despite what the nurse said, they seem to be the way to start to help at least them you can start to get a grasp on what your body can deal with and what it can’t.
    Thank you for the offer of a thread though.
     
  6. Worthingbloy

    Worthingbloy Type 2 · Active Member

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    Quick Hello......

    - Include a photo here if you wish to. (Not yet)
    - What is your name? Jason
    - How old are you? 52
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? West Sussex
    - Are you religious? Only when I want to be
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Family man, Spontaneous, Very Dry Humour, Think Jack Dee
    - Do you have any pets? No thankfully, the family want a dog....
    - Microsoft or Apple? Fruity all the way.
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? I don't....
    - Do you get angry easily? Not really, depends....I get angry watching the news...
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Proud of my 1 earing!
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. (Eric Clapton to Faithless)
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? See above and anything in between.....
    - What is your favourite flag? UK/EU
    - Ever gone camping? Always.....Love it.
    - Ever been in love? I still am....
    - Ever used fake tan? Yes....I know.....
    - Which countries have you visited? All European...Canada and The US of A, Egypt
    - Favourite city? London/Chicago/Le Mans
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Soprano, Banshee, Between the Lines,
    - List your five favourite films. One flew Over, Lord of the rings (all), Shawshank, All Star War, Dead Poets Society
    - Are you wealthy? In Love....
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Horticulture and Garden Maintenance for Social Housing projects
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Still learning.....
    - What do you like most about yourself? Flexible....
    - What do you like least about yourself? Not being Flexible.....

    Take care of yourself to provide for others.
     
  7. Kasandrich

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    Hi. All,

    My name is Richard, type 2 diabetic for around 20 years.

    My weight is out of control (146kg) and my blood glucose with it.

    Had blood test last week hb1ac was described as "off the scale" I think a figure of 130 was mentioned. Finger prick test by the nurse was 24! I'm already on Metformin and Gliclazide.

    Action required!

    I'm in Braintree, Essex, UK.

    I'm 59, married for 37 years with two grown up Sons and 4 grand daughters.

    I enjoy wood turning although I'm not as good as I'd like to be. I have a marine fish tank which I enjoy.

    I work part time self employed in temporary traffic management.

    We have a chocolate coloured Cockapoo called Charlie.

    I have a couple of tattoos, most notable of which is ET bursting out of my belly!

    I can't remember any more of the questions

    Reading this forum is like a breath of fresh air,! The dn asked me what I eat in a typical day, when I listed it she said, that doesn't seem unreasonable, why do you think you are so overweight...... I've found the answer here in this forum. From what I'm reading, while you still accept carbs in your diet, the diabetes is self fulfilling, it's like a viscious circle.

    I need help.
     
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  8. Antje77

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    Hi @Kasandrich , Richard, and welcome to the forum!

    We cannot help you, but you certainly can help yourself!
    For the basics, have a look at this thread, if you haven't already seen it:https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/basic-information-for-newly-diagnosed-diabetics.17088/
    For a bit more on food, you might like this as well: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/blog-entry/the-nutritional-thingy.2330/.

    And if you want to join a thread where we share our low carb foods and have a bit of friendly chat, feel free to chip in right here: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/what-have-you-eaten-today.75781/page-2197#post-2376320

    Edited to put in the right link!
     
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    I am the last person to be giving advice on diets... My current one is from my Army days, where I wanted to pass a rigorous test to join the Para wing of 33 RE. Here it is..
    Breakfast, tin of pilchards or sardines, two slices of buttered, thick sliced wholemeal bread, toasted.
    Lunch. Two slice of thick sliced, topped with cheese and mushrooms. Either toasted or raw.
    Dinner. 450gm Raspberry, Cranberry and Blueberry Bio Yoghurt.
    5 Clementine oranges, spread out through the day.
    Try to drink 5 litres of of Vimto No sugar, Cordial. 150ml of cordial, diluted with 600ml of water.
    Does it work?
    I was 95kgs, now 80kgs. I walk a mile, twice a day, exercise on a rowing machine, twice a day.
    As for meds, have just started on Basal Insulin, which isn't working as it should.
    My GP and the specialist nurse have been of no help, apart from sending me for blood tests.
    We have all this info, with nothing to show why my sugars are so high...
     
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    Hi @Kasandrich , I somehow put in the wrong link in my earlier reply to you. I've edited the post to show this link : https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/basic-information-for-newly-diagnosed-diabetics.17088/

    You're eating quite a lot of carbs with all the bread and oranges, most on here wouldn't be able to eat what you eat without seeing high numbers. Have you thought about changing your eating habits a little? You might want to have a look at the above link as well.
    Mind, if you do change what you eat, keep a VERY close eye on your blood glucose and don't just ditch all the carbs because you're on insulin. You don't want to give yourself a nasty hypo!
    Also, keep something sweet on hand at all times in case you do go low.
     
  11. Goonergal

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    Perhaps the thick slices of bread and the fruit?
     
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  12. LindaManville

    LindaManville Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi my name is Linda,
    I am 63 years old
    I am female
    I come from Americas West Coast,
    I came to Britain in 2004
    I live in Norfolk
    I am Christian oriented
    Kind, giving, versatile
    I had a lovely dog named charly
    A jack Russell Cross. He was with us for 13 years
    Sadly he passed two weeks ago. We miss him
    I grew up on baseball, basketball and swimming
    I am slow to anger, I tend to turn it inward
    I like all music, it depends on my mood
    I love camping, especially mountain camping
    Yes I love my husband, he is the most wonderful man, married 17 years
    Tried fake tan, turned orange, never again
    This is the only country I've visited, we tended to travel within the states
    Favourite city is Roseberg, Oregon
    Don't watch TV much, its on for noise
    Jarrasic Park, Kong skull Island, Thor ragnarock, Kingston, mission impossible films
    I love movies
    I am not wealthy, I am not poor. I am content
    I am a retired nurse
    Nursing and electronics I've studied, worked at both
    I like my adaptability
    I don't like my impatience
     
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  13. JimT7

    JimT7 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name? James
    - How old are you? 38
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? London
    - Are you religious? No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Curious, Kind, Open
    - Do you have any pets? No
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? I like Swimming
    - Do you get angry easily? I used to when I was younger, I've mellowed since, if anything I get more frustrated than angry
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Yes, right shoulder
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Deftones, Insomnium, Rammstein, lots of others...
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Metal
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? South Korea, Japan, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, France, Spain, U.S., Turkey, Czechia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia
    - Favourite city? Seoul
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Star Trek, Mandalorian, Band of Brothers, Agents of SHIELD, Supernatural and many more...
    - List your five favourite films. Kingdom of Heaven, Dark Knight, Interstellar, Inception, Blade Runner, and many others...
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? IT Engineer
    - What do you like most about yourself? My keen interest in learning and growing
    - What do you like least about yourself? Overwhelming anxiety sometimes
     
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    Hi,
    My 83 year old Dad is currently in hospital where his blood sugar is being monitored. He had Type 2 diabetes a few years ago but managed to control it with his diet. He had his covid vaccine (Astra Zeneca) at the end of January and had no apparent side effects. He started to go off his food during Feb and was eventually admitted to hospital with high blood sugar and dehydration. It never occurred to me until I’ve been reading more into the side effects of the vaccine and that your immune system requires glucose for energy to fight it. I haven’t been able to speak to his doctor as yet but was wondering if it’s just coincidence that he’s now going to need insulin and is essentially Type 1 now.
     
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    Hi Pete, there is a lot of detail in what you write, except that you don't state (1) your average daily calorie intake and (2) your average number of grams of carbs. It would be interesting to know what these are.
     
  17. KathV

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    Hi Everyone, Newly diagnosed, I presume with type 2 although no one actually said that, just Diabetes. I already have a lot of auto immune stuff, total alopecia, Thyroid, and Ankylosing spondylitis, which makes exercise more or less impossible. Looking forward to getting to know you.
    Include a photo here if you wish to. Sorry no photo just yet, I have total hair loss so a bit funny about my appearance.
    - What is your name? Kathryn
    - How old are you?58
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?Yorkshire
    - Are you religious? Not really
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    - Do you have any pets? yes
    - Microsoft or Apple? Both
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Non
    - Do you get angry easily?no
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Only ear piercing
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love?Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?No
    - Which countries have you visited?Spain, France
    - Favourite city?
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Coronation street, Saturday Night Take away, who do you think you are ? Gp's behind closed doors, News
    - List your five favourite films. Titanic, Ice age, day after tommorow, Jaws, Avatar
    - Are you wealthy? I wish
    - Do you work? If so, as what? No I don't work, I am l unable

    - What do you like most about yourself? being inquisitive
    - What do you like least about yourself? I wish I was more tolerant and patient
     
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    Andydragon Type 2 · Moderator
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    Welcome to the forums
     
  19. bkr

    bkr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name? Nathan
    - How old are you? 43
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Yorkshire
    - Are you religious? No, more towards atheism, the afterlife intrigues as does Buddhism but no set faith
    - Pick three words to describe your personality; Patient, creative, introverted
    - Do you have any pets? No
    - Microsoft or Apple? Both
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Running & cycling
    - Do you get angry easily? It depends on the catalyst
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No
    - List your favourite musicians/bands; Prodigy, Moby, A-ha, Killers, Nirvana, Manics, OMD, Roxy Music
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? (Hard question) Rock, Motown, 80’s, dance, country etc.. all have their moments
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? Spain, France, Thailand, USA, Egypt, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany,
    - Favourite city? New York
    - List your five favourite TV programmes; Schitts Creek, Boardwalk Empire, Quantum Leap, Handmaids Tale, Family Guy
    - List your five favourite films; It’s a wonderful life, The bird cage, Hardware, Goodfellas, Gladiator
    - Are you wealthy? Not at all
    - Do you work? Newly graduated, looking for work in a post covid world
    - What do you like most about yourself? being compassionate and caring, being there for my close ones
    - What do you like least about yourself? I wish I was more career minded, the world seems to favour those with relentless drive to climb to the top and less for those that are happy to take it easier and enjoy life
     
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    - What is your name?
    Ruby
    - How old are you?
    30 (just turned, don’t remind me lol)
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    London
    - Are you religious?
    No but have spiritual interest
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Caring Witty Chatty
    - Do you have any pets?
    No...so as move from a flat to house the pup will follow
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft (creature of habit)
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Depends on my mood...swimming
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Depends on what type of nights sleep I’ve had and how far I’m pushed.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Jamiroquai, Oasis, Marvin Gaye, George Michael, Sade - music is my thing. Old or New and any genre. Have a decent vinyl collection. Music helps when I struggle with my diabetes
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Funk, Soul, House, Rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    No idea
    - Ever gone camping?
    No
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes once and still there
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Yes regretfully
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Most of Europe and few long haul. Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, NYC
    - Favourite city?
    London or NYC
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Sopranos, peaky blinders, SATC, breaking bad & US Office
    - List your five favourite films.
    The Blindside, A Bronx Tale, Blow, Dallas Buyers Club, Catch me if you can
    - Are you wealthy?
    I don’t like this question
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Product Operations Manager in tech company - not at all what I’m interested in
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    PR & Event Management & InfoSecurity
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Resilient, quick learner. my eclectic
    taste in music, interior and fashion ;-)

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I’ll save that for the Freud Couch lol
     
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