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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. helperforyou

    helperforyou · Newbie

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    My name is Nick. I am a product manger work at online marketplace
    Nice to meet all guys here
     
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Hi Nick, welcome to the forum.
    Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
    What type of diabetes do you have?
     
  3. EileenEB

    EileenEB · Newbie

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    Hi everyone. A little bit of advice please.
    I'm type 2 diabetic. Take 2 x500 slow release metformin daily.
    For some reason Doctors only seem to test T4 . But when asking my nurse if she can put T3 she said it's just not policy. But my daughter in Florida says they test everything there.
    Anyway my main question is, when I saw the nurse on Saturday she said I don't have a pulse in my left foot. I had an accident a few years ago and shattered my ankle and broke 3 toes. I have also had a neuroma in my foot removed which damaged some of the nerves in those toes. I also have diabetic neuropathy.

    Wasn't told about the pulse in that foot before but is it likely to cause me to loose my foot?
    A lot to answer I know. But someone here might know the answer.
    Thank you
    Eileen
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Hi @EileenEB , and welcome to the forum.

    Would you like me to move your post to a thread of its own? It would be more visible that way.
     
  5. SonjaJankowski

    SonjaJankowski · Member

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    Please accept me guys. Thank you!
     
  6. GraFin

    GraFin · Newbie

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    Hi Nick
    Glad to read your post, as much of it applies to me - I am 65, diagnosed as T2 some 10 years ago, never been overweight, always done lots of exercise / kept fit, no symptoms at all (only diagnosed after a work-provided health check). Like you I avoided seeing medics, as I think there are others with far greater needs. Initially I "controlled" it with diet and exercise, but the Hba1c levels crept up and was put on 2 then 3 then 4 metformin a day (but now back down to 3) plus linagliptin.

    Thought I ate a healthy diet as my weight stayed stable - no fast food, minimal alcohol, lots of veg / fruit etc., but now realise I was overdoing carbs. My wife wanted to lose some weight so I agreed to join her on a keto diet, albeit on a higher calorie count as I don't want to lose any more weight.

    Have been on this for nearly 4 weeks now and eager to see what my Hba1c level is at my next check, as I would really like to come off the meds!

    My reading suggests that what has been sold as a healthy diet really isn't, but I will reserve judgement until I see the effects of the low carbon, high fat / protein approach.

    Good luck at keeping the metformin at bay!
    Graham
     
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  7. mindfactory

    mindfactory · Newbie

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    - What is your name?

    Daniel Moriah

    - How old are you?

    55 Years

    - Are you male or female?

    Male

    - Which country are you from?

    Nigeria

    - Which city/area do you live in?

    Ekete Inland

    - Are you religious?

    Yes

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.

    Resilient, Adventurous, Humane

    - Do you have any pets?

    Yes

    - Microsoft or Apple?

    Both

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

    Swimming

    - Do you get angry easily?

    No

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?

    No

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.

    Yanni, Enya, Era, Handel, Mozart

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?

    Classical

    - What is your favourite flag?

    The Red Cross Flag

    - Ever gone camping?

    Yes

    - Ever been in love?

    Yes

    - Ever used fake tan?

    No

    - Which countries have you visited?

    US, UK, Canada, Ghana, Benin Republic

    - Favourite city?

    Warri

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.

    The Johnsons, Flatmates, Battle Ground, Riona, Venge

    - List your five favourite films.

    Drumline, Coming to America, London is Fallen, King of Boys, The Lion King

    - Are you wealthy?

    Yes

    - Do you work? If so, as what?

    Yes – Occupational Health Nurse

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.

    Public Health, Psychology, Mental Health

    - What do you like most about yourself?

    Resilience and Self Love

    - What do you like least about yourself?

    Procrastination
     
  8. NoMoreSugarBaby

    NoMoreSugarBaby · Member

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    Hi everyone.

    Diagnosed as prediabetic in December 2021 with an H1bac (or whichever way around those letters go) of 42.

    Feeling very down today, as I have improved my diet a lot, but probably not enough. It's time to buckle down, I guess, though I'm not happy about any of it. I'm here because I'm trying to figure out what to do, if it's not already too late.

    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    I couldn't do that to you.

    - What is your name?
    My full name is NoMoreSugarBaby, but you can call me No.

    - How old are you?
    As old as I look.

    - Are you male or female?
    Female.

    - Which country are you from?
    UK.

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Armpit of the universe, England.

    - Are you religious?
    Yes.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered.

    - Do you have any pets?
    Cats.

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple.

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    None at the moment. I like rifle shooting and figure skating, but you'd be surprised how difficult it is to do either from home.

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Yes and no? I'm quite slow to anger, but also more easily provoked than some. If that makes sense.

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Just one piercing on each earlobe.

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    ABBA, Elly Ameling, no fixed favourites outside of those.

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Classical.

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Canadian.

    - Ever gone camping?
    No.

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes.

    - Ever used fake tan?
    Yes, it wasn't very successful.

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Canada, USA, Finland, Lithuania, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, South Korea

    - Favourite city?
    London

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    They're so niche, I'd probably out myself!

    - List your five favourite films.
    Also niche, lol!

    - Are you wealthy?
    By global standards, yes. By UK standards, no.

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Software developer and computing researcher.

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Computer science, software engineering, infection prevention and control, first aid, modern languages, pattern cutting, programming, English language, English literature, history, keyboard skills, biology, maths, drama.

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I don't evaluate myself that way.

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I don't evaluate myself that way.
     
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  9. maureenb1403

    maureenb1403 · Newbie

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    Hi, my name is Maureen, married, from Sefton age 59. Not diabetic but want to support my friend. Started low carb over 1pm this ago. Absolutely love it. So happy with what I was doing and then IBS hit. This seemed to completely send me off the rails trying to figure out what I could eat. All the foods that I was trying to stay away from on low carb, was the only food that I could tolerate. I can’t seem to get on track again. I am asking for a kick up the backside really and any guidance for getting back on track. I got so used to knowing what I could it on low carb and was able to condition myself, only for that routine to go out of the window. Any hints/advice would be truly so grateful.
     
  10. Outlier

    Outlier · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome!
     
  11. SonjaJankowski

    SonjaJankowski · Member

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    Thank you so much!
     
  12. Mumooshka

    Mumooshka · Newbie

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    Hi
    Annette from Australia I am nearly 60 and have three grown sons
    I live in the land down under and due to the silly financial situation we all live in, my two younger sons are home with me. Both work and are really great young men
    Soooooooo I got diagnosed a few years ago with type 2. got the usual meds and took them.. I was SO good and got my blood sugar down by eating the right things and then, well I slipped
    I have been taking the meds still but not eating healthily
    Recent blood test showed it was way too hight (that'd explain my dry mouth and extreme thirst) so
    BACK ON THE DIET AGAIN ...
    I'm gonna be searching for more interesting ways to make my meals so I don't get bored
     
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  13. maruam1851

    maruam1851 · Newbie

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    My name is Maruam. I am a web developer work at online marketplace
    Nice to meet all guys here
     
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  14. catinahat

    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Philip Martin Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Philip Martin

    - How old are you? 49

    - Are you male or female? Male

    - Which country are you from? Uk

    - Which city/area do you live in? Hampshire

    - Are you religious? I try to be a good Christian but often fall short of the glory.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Recluse Compassionate Autistic

    - Do you have any pets? Dog called Max aka (Mystical Dream)
    - Microsoft or Apple? Mainly Android !!! And Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? No

    - Do you get angry easily? No you won't like me when I'm angry or hungry

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Tattoos on arm leg
    Nose piercing and left ear 2 right ear 1

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Coldplay, Gary Newman, Petshop Boys, Queen

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Most genres

    - What is your favourite flag? English

    - Ever gone camping? Yes love the open fire

    - Ever been in love? Many times

    - Ever used fake tan? Not really

    - Which countries have you visited? Germany Austria Belgium France Spain Scotland Wales

    - Favourite city? None

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Ben Fogal New lives in the wild, Vikings, Peaky Blinders, Money Heist, Queen of the south

    - List your five favourite films.
    Lord of the rings, Harry Potter, Leon,
    too many to list

    - Are you wealthy?
    Not in financial terms,I 'm blessed

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Computer Engineer, Music Composer

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Most GCSE

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My compassionate side

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My weight
     
  16. phil90

    phil90 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Phil

    - How old are you?
    31

    - Are you male or female?
    Male

    - Which country are you from?
    Ireland

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    County Down

    - Are you religious?
    No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Tough one this

    - Do you have any pets?
    Cairn terrier called Lola

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Football, tennis, rugby and golf. Haven't played any of them in a while but enjoy watching.

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Yeah with diabetes ! But generally calm.

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    2 tattoos

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Radiohead, blue October, led Zeppelin, Jimmy eat world, abba

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Anything rock or metal

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Welsh flag

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes and it always rains

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes, still am

    - Ever used fake tan?
    Nope

    - Which countries have you visited?
    All of the UK, Portugal , Spain and France

    - Favourite city?
    Glasgow

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Curb your enthusiasm, GOT, cobra Kai, iasip, Gavin and Stacey

    - List your five favourite films.
    That's a tough one

    - Are you wealthy?
    Nope

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Civil servant

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    GCSEs and a levels then computing science at uni.

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I'm sure there is something but can't think what

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Having diabetes
     
  17. Uliop

    Uliop Prefer not to say · Member

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    Hi everyone!!
    I am new here :)
     
  18. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Hi @Uliop , welcome!

    Would you like to tell us some more about yourself?
     
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  19. Uliop

    Uliop Prefer not to say · Member

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    I am not diabetic but I would like to learn more about it and support my father.
     
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  20. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    What type of diabetes does your father have?
    What medication is he on for his diabetes?

    While adjusting diet can be an amazing way to help with diabetes, depending on medication he'll need to be careful, lest his blood glucose goes too low.
     
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