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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. WilliamIrvine

    WilliamIrvine Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't sure what favourite flag eant either but without a doubt my fave flag is the one of Rhodesia where I was born before it became Zimbabwe.
     
  2. spriklett

    spriklett Type 2 · Member

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    Hi,

    - What is your name? Mark
    - How old are you? 47
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Lincolnshire
    - Are you religious? Wish I was but just can't reconcile myself to it
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Erratic, quiet, addictive
    - Do you have any pets? 4 (possibly 5) cats, 3 rabbits
    - Microsoft or Apple? MS at the moment but maybe not much longer
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Rugby
    - Do you get angry easily? sometimes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Nope
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. U2, Foos, phonics, The Alarm
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Rock
    - What is your favourite flag? eh...I really don't have one
    - Ever gone camping?...no
    - Ever been in love? yes
    - Ever used fake tan? no, I'm a bloke
    - Which countries have you visited? Most of Eurpoe, USA, Canada, Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, Columbia, Oz
    - Favourite city? at the moment Toronto
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Duck Dynasty/friends/
    - List your five favourite films.Once Upon a Time in the West/Groundhog Day/Notting Hill/The Godfather/Good Fellows
    - Are you wealthy? no
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.Zoology

    Wow a random set of questions there, but hi :)
     
  3. NikkiSelway

    NikkiSelway · Member

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    - What is your name?
    Nikki
    - How old are you?
    21
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Somerset, frome/radstock area
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Loving, honest, caring
    - Do you have any pets?
    5 cats, :s, bearded dragon and 2 snakes
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Baton twirling
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Hearts on back of neck, on right wrist for my mum
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Anything i enjoy
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    R,n,b etc
    - What is your favourite flag?
    ?
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes, and fishing
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Florida, funtureventuara (sorry dont know how to spell it)
    - Favourite city?
    None, country girl all the way
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Glee, family guy, american dad etc
    - List your five favourite films.
    Con air, robin hood men in tights, loads!
    - Are you wealthy?
    No, make the most of what i got
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, picking up recycling
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Gcse's and haordressing
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    How i understand people
    - What do you like least about yourself? My body

    Have fun!



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  4. BigSis

    BigSis · Newbie

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    Hi my name is Karen and I'm desperately trying to find ways of 'getting though' to my little sister...

    Although I do not have diabetes myself, both my dad (diagnosed as a kid, approx. 6-8 yrs old) and my younger sister (diagnosed approx 2 yrs old) have type 1 diabetes and so as a result I have been aware of 'it' and the impact it can have, my entire life.

    My little sister is now 18 years old and away for her first year at uni and she is already on her second hospital stay due to mis-management of her insulin. Both stints in hospital were unavoidable. This is the thing that I'm struggling with, as are both my mum and dad (and it's not even down to drunken student stupidity because she hardly drinks anything).

    So what I want to know is this... she's obviously not listening to us anymore because we're simply heard to be nagging, however she's also not listening to the doctors either. Does anyone know or have any suggestions of how we can get her to realise the damage she's causing? Dad has tried explaining the long term issues of what she's doing (as he now suffers from many of them, due to not wanting to admit he was different to his mates when he was in his teens and twenties) but she is, like most of us at that age, unable to see that it could happen to her.

    Any suggestions you may have would greatly received.

    Thanks
    Karen
     
  5. colacard

    colacard Type 1 · Active Member

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    I hope someone has a good reply for you, my daughter t1 since she was 7 has always been sensible but I worry when she goes to uni it will all change. She is now17 so it will be next year.

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  6. WilliamIrvine

    WilliamIrvine Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Nikki and Mark and welcome to the forums.

    Lots of great fun, people, and info.

    Any questions just ask.
     
  7. WilliamIrvine

    WilliamIrvine Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately that is the problem Karen. She is at that age where she thinks she is invincible. As was I at that age.

    I'm now 38 and suffer from many of the complications of diabetes. Some complications are a complete pain and if I could turn back time and prevent them I would. But I can't and I now have to put up with them. All you can really do is be there for her and support her without nagging her. Very very difficult I know but you will find that the more you nag the more she will dig her heels in. She will have to find out for herself.

    I know that this may not be much help but maybe if she was to come on here and at least see that there are people that have done what she is doing it may change her mind.
     
  8. Spiritus70

    Spiritus70 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi there,
    My name is Vicki, I am a forty two year old woman.
    I was diagnosed seven years ago as type 2, spent the next year battling to get insulin and ended up in a diabetic coma before finally being diagnosed as type 1, insulin dependent and getting my meds sorted.
    I live in the South East, but initially from the North East.
    I work for a national restaurant chain advising on safety, this is a mobile role & I've found my diabetes has never caused a problem with this.
    I'm looking forward to joining in.
     
  9. Merlyn13

    Merlyn13 · Member

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    - What is your name?
    Tracey
    - How old are you?
    45
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Poole, Dorset
    - Are you religious?
    Not in the formal sense
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Caring, sensible, wacky
    - Do you have any pets?
    Lots of dogs - all small
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Both - I teach tech 1:1
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Like F1 and rugby on tv
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No (sometimes maybe but dont like to show it)
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Madness, queen, Meat loaf,
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Union flag
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes in all weathers.
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited? France, Finland, galapagos islands and Canada
    - Favourite city?
    Vancouver
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    NCIS, Poirot, Lewis, Mrs Browns Boys
    - List your five favourite films.
    Anything with Tommy Lee Jones
    - Are you wealthy?
    No! But keep hoping!
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, self employed administrator/teacher of IT/photographer and printer.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Usual school subject at O and A then got my Photography C&G plus advanced photoshop, graphic design and Silversmithing at Adult Collage.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Sense of Humour
    - What do you like least about yourself? Moods

    Hi all I was only diagnosed as a type 1 in Feb after a DKA and a stay in hospital in CCU. Coping ok at present as am lucky to have good support from family and hospital.



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  10. lyneshee

    lyneshee · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to. = Will add pic soon
    - What is your name? = Lynette but most people call me Lyne
    - How old are you? = 35
    - Are you male or female? = Female
    - Which country are you from? = UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? = Bournemouth
    - Are you religious? = I suppose so
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. = Stressy, Bossy & Caring
    - Do you have any pets? = 2 dogs mimi & Mojo
    - Microsoft or Apple? = Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? = I don't play any sports but do a lot of walking
    - Do you get angry easily? = Depends but I think my Daughter would say yes lol
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? = pierings only my ears
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. = Love music especially Matt Goss / Pop
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? = love 80's music
    - What is your favourite flag? = St George's cross
    - Ever gone camping? = Not yet
    - Ever been in love? = Yes I am at the moment with my lovely husband
    - Ever used fake tan? = No
    - Which countries have you visited? = only France
    - Favourite city? = Paris
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. = Emmerdale, CSI new york/Miami/Vegas, NCIS and Charmed
    - List your five favourite films. = Charlie, Death Race : Inferno, Love actually, Xmen, I robot.
    - Are you wealthy? = I shouild be so lucky
    - Do you work? If so, as what? I am a full time Mom....
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. = Computer course (ECDL) also a medical terminology course, no GCSE's or A levels
    - What do you like most about yourself? = I always put family first... My kids, husband, parents & sister are always there when I need them and I willa lways be there for them.
    - What do you like least about yourself? = I a some times a walk over and am too nice or my own good.
     
  11. clairebear86

    clairebear86 · Member

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    - What is your name?
    Claire

    - How old are you?
    26

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    United Kingdom

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Manchester

    - Are you religious?
    Nope

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    perfectionist, caring & stubborn

    - Do you have any pets?
    I have 2 cats - Princess & Ruby & a rabbit called Simba

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple for phone, microsoft for comp

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I go to the gym .. i love yoga

    - Do you get angry easily?
    yup ... too easily

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    belly button, and 7 piercing to my ears although i never wear piercings in them anymore

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    the vaccines, james morrison, emeli sande, Foster the people & Bruno Mars (bit of mixture there eh)

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    the cheesy 80/90s haha

    - What is your favourite flag?
    er, british ... i duno

    - Ever gone camping?
    Only once, to Leeds festival last yr

    - Ever been in love?
    I'm married :)

    - Ever used fake tan?
    yup

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Mexico, Greece, Spain, France & Amsterdam (Holland?)

    - Favourite city?
    I dunno, deffo not Manc

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Greys anatomy, ER, Call the midwife, The walking dead, Corrie

    - List your five favourite films.
    Bridesmaids, The hunger games, Resident evil films, How to loose a guy in 10 days, Bride wars, Magic mike ....

    - Are you wealthy?
    Nope

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yup, critical care nurse


    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Errrrm, i can get on with most people and i can spot a fake person a mile off

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I can be VERY stubborn
     
  12. lisatb

    lisatb · Newbie

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    hi im lisa,
    im 39 years old and need some help, ive been a diabetic for over 25 years and can i just say ive never accepted it, im type 1 insulin dependent 4 times a day, i rarely take my insulin as it always makes me feel so down and i suppose at some stage i thought in my own head i was punishing myself for all the regret and upset ive had in my life, my temper is getting worse i have terrible mood swings and my sex life is not good as i just dont have feeling down there, my husband is finding it hard and this has upset me seeing him and maybe this was my wake up call, my sugars ave been running in there late teens up to 24 for numerous years habc1 runs about 12/14. have had help from the hospital and nurses etc and i keep letting everyone down and i dunno why? recently i have been taking my insulin but have been all over the place as i cannot stand my mood swings and the tirdness gets too much also have started to lose the feeling in my feet cannot define if my feet our hot or cold and the numbness in my toes my hands constantly feel tight and swollen and all ,my joints our sore when im out walking, i know i shouldnt feel like this at my age and before someone tells me its my own fault i really do know and trust me im torturing myself in my own head. since ive been married its the happiest ive ever been but im ruining it with my mood swings/tirdness and this illness, just dunno wot to do anymore i need help from someone, how do i start again.. :(
     
  13. GeoffB

    GeoffB · Newbie

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    Include a photo here if you wish to.
    - What is your name?
    Geoff
    - How old are you?
    53
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Iam from London I now live in somerset WSM to be exact

    - Are you religious?
    Yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Strong, Witty, Reliable
    - Do you have any pets?
    One cat (for now)
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple I love fruit
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Judo, and go to gym most days
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Not generally, but I have low tollerance for rudeness
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    One tattoo, left arm
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Boney James, Meatloaf, Seal, Bon Jovi
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    - What is your favourite flag?
    British I am patriotic
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes several times great fun
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes still am
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Never
    - Which countries have you visited?
    America, France Germany Spain most of Europe
    - Favourite city?
    Los Angeles (so far)
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Worlds Strongest Man, The Blue Planet, The Chase Midsommer Murders
    - List your five favourite films.
    Blues Brothers, Zulu, The Great Escape, anything with Halle Berry !!
    - Are you wealthy?
    No I have children !!!!
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I am honest and loyal,
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I can be very stubborn and dont give in easily
     
  14. jooleecee

    jooleecee Type 2 · Member

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    Nah.

    - What is your name?
    Julie

    - How old are you?
    45

    - Are you male or female?
    Female.

    - Which country are you from?
    USA

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    California

    - Are you religious?
    No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Anxious, Curious, Grateful

    - Do you have any pets?
    Four cats

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    None

    - Do you get angry easily?
    No, unless my BGL is too low.

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Tattoos: Upper arm and ankle
    Piercings: Ears and nose

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Beatles, Liz Phair, Ben Folds Five, Perez Prado, Beastie Boys

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Can't. Too many ...

    - What is your favourite flag?
    California Bear Flag Republic

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yup

    - Ever been in love?
    Yup

    - Ever used fake tan?
    Eww.

    - Which countries have you visited?
    England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, Mexico.

    - Favourite city?
    San Francisco or Dublin

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Sherlock, Breaking Bad, Family Guy, Firefly, any good documentaries

    - List your five favourite films.
    Citizen Kane, Serenity, Star Trek (the one from 2009), Star Wars Episode IV, The Avengers

    - Are you wealthy?
    HAH!

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    IT Support, Technical Writing/Editorial

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Journalism, Cultural Anthro, Computer Programming

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My insatiable curiosity and excellent memorization skills (I know that's two, but they're related)

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Being overweight, insecure, and loving sugar too much.
     
  15. Deniseann1

    Deniseann1 · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Denise
    - How old are you? 53
    - Are you male or female? female
    - Which country are you from?Canada
    - Which city/area do you live in? Ontario
    - Are you religious? Yes, Catholic
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Grateful and happy
    - Do you have any pets? Yes a dog
    - Microsoft or Apple? microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? none
    - Do you get angry easily? not often but sometimes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? no
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Angele Dubeau, Adele, Jesse Cook, Natalie MacMaster, Phil Collins
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Classical, latin and more
    - What is your favourite flag?
    - Ever gone camping? yes
    - Ever been in love? yes, still am with husband of 33 years
    - Ever used fake tan? no
    - Which countries have you visited? U.S.A., Germany, Italy, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Austria
    - Favourite city? Munich
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Judge Judy, Big Bang Theory, Heart of Dixie, I Love Lucy, Mary Tyler Moore
    - List your five favourite films.
    - Are you wealthy?----------
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Office Administration
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Business
    - What do you like most about yourself? Positive attitiude
    - What do you like least about yourself? Hardest on the people I love
     
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    - What is your name? Colin Smith
    - How old are you? 47
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Milton keynes
    - Are you religious? Nope
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. laid back, arsey, soft
    - Do you have any pets? Not personally but as a family lots
    - Microsoft or Apple? Both I'm bicomputer
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? F1, MotoGP, six nations rugby
    - Do you get angry easily? More so as I get older
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Nope
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. genesis, pink floyd, Queen, Dire Strights, Squeeze
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? prog Rock
    - What is your favourite flag? Haven't got one
    - Ever gone camping? yep
    - Ever been in love? Yep but dont tell the wife
    - Ever used fake tan? Nope
    - Which countries have you visited? America, spain, Scotland, Ireland ,Wales, France, UAE, Finland
    - Favourite city? New York
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Star Trek, Bones, Castle,MAster chef, Arrow
    - List your five favourite films. Star Wars, Raiders, Various Star treks, Die hards
    - Are you wealthy? Not according to my bank manager
    - Do you work? If so, as what? PA for Wife and been a in Financial Services for over 20 years
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Chemistry, Geology, Astronomy, Financial Services
    - What do you like most about yourself? I like to think I'm a nice person
    - What do you like least about yourself? The above statement might not be true
     
  17. Mini40

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    - What is your name? Mini
    - How old are you? 42
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Berks
    - Are you religious? No
    - Do you have any pets? No
    - Microsoft or Apple? Both
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Football, Rugby Union, Cricket, F1, Tennis, Athletics, ALL...
    - Do you get angry easily? Sometimes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Yes, ears
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Rock
    - What is your favourite flag? Union flag
    - Ever gone camping? Yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Favourite city? More than 1: London, Paris, Krakow, Rome, Boston & New York
    - Do you work? Yes, Senior Consultant Engineer

    Married with 4 kids:

    Girl (20) - 3rd year medical school
    Boy (19) - 2nd year B.Com
    Girl (8) - Year 3
    Boy (4) - Reception



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  18. Chris Grey

    Chris Grey · Newbie

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    Hiya everyone i'm Chris and i came across this page by chance and thought it was brilliant and a good place to see if there were type 1 diabetics out there with the same problems as me .I am 40 and had type 1 since i was 4yrs old ,I am an electrician with a very busy and active life style .I have been married to my wife Miranda for 19 yrs and we have a son of 20 and a daughter of 13 and luckily all 3 are free of diabetes ,we also have 2dogs and a bearded dragon .My spare time is spent caravaning -air rifle target shooting and dog walking ,best of all spending quality time with my family.My diabetes is in fairly good control with a hba1c of 10.3 and im tablets for high blood pressure and cholesterol but niether is excessivley high .I have had laser treatment on both my eyes which isn't fun but was necessary .I am looking forward to reading and looking through the site for news and information and maybe where possible i might be able to help out and answer any questions.Cheers for now.
     
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    To lisatb ,Ive read your post and Ive been there myself ,now im not saying this will help you but it did me so here goes, First of all TALK TO YOUR HUSBAND !!!! Tell him exactly whats going on and how you are ,Secondly decide between you when you are going to change and start again from scratch,Third the day you both decide is the day you both begin the rest of your lives because on your own you can do it but with some-one by your side you can take on the world and win.On the day get up and do a blood test take insulin if you need to and eat breakfast with your husband set out a plan of action and stick to it .Tell him how your feeling also on this day test your blood every 2-3 hrs i know this sounds a pain but you'll get a better idea on what your body and bloods are doing and also eat small amounts often .If your bloods are high bring it down slowly and if there low bring them up slowly .After a few days you'll feel differently about things and with regular monitoring you'll be amazed how quickly your body and blood levels settle down .I hope this has helped but my best advise is always TALK ! To your partner .
     
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