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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. Chris Grey

    Chris Grey · Newbie

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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 .
     
  2. SarahSparkle7

    SarahSparkle7 · Newbie

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    Hello,

    Ok, have been type one for 25 years too long, currently on 2 a day on those old skool things, called needles!!

    Nurse is desperately trying to get me on pens, have yet another one to try now.

    In a really ****** off and resentful mood, can someone tell me I am not alone, they have days where they cry and want to eat as much **** as poss!!!

    Have no idea what I am doing and feel rather ****.

    Sorry, I am normally really positive but am fed up of being told about 'normal' things and people!!

    Can anyone suggest a small pen for people with small hands??!!
     
  3. takeutid

    takeutid · Newbie

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    Hi members of the forum! My name is Doug Takeuti. I’m the father of Julia, 7 years old, T1 since October 2012. I am married to Cida, and we live in Campinas, Brazil, 100 km from Sao Paulo city, where we live a frugal, yet very good life. This forum has been a great source of information for us. It is reassuring to have such a huge community to refer to in case of the many doubts we have when we are newly diagnosed.
    I am a physics teacher at an international school here in Campinas, where Julia is a 1st grader. She is a lovely girl who loves animals and has adapted very well to her new condition. We have the full support of the school, so it has been a smooth transition (as much as it could be, I think). She has no problems measuring her glucose level or injecting insulin and has become very good at reading food labels for carbs.
    We are considering getting her a pump, but it is expensive for us. The health system provides the insulin (it took them 6 months to approve it) and test strips, but insulin pumps is just for people at high risk. I could possibly pay for the pump, but I don’t think I could pay for the monthly maintenance costs out of my teacher salary. Let us just hope that, as insulin pumps become more widely used, our government would change its policy.
    We love to travel as a family and have good friends in the UK, where I took my PhD. That is probably why I like this forum so much – it reminds me of all the lovely people I met when I lived there!
     
  4. lrw60

    lrw60 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone.
    My name is Lee and I am a 60 year old (or young? no, definitely OLD!) male. Not too sure what to put as I just want to share something with you. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes several years ago. In 2011 a friend asked me to accompany her to a slimming class as she felt awkward going by herself (aged 80) I joined with her and I have now lost 5 stones in weight, and my diabetes. It started to recede (is that the right term?) with the more weight I lost. My great nurse didn't want to say it would go completely, but I think she had her fingers crossed! In July of 2012, a week or so after my 59th birthday, she gave me the news that I could discontinue ALL my diabetes meds, most of my blood pressure meds and I could stop taking my statin too. My cholesterol could still do with coming down, but at least I am off that drug for the time being. It is up to me now to keep all those problems away otherwise they could come back. I am not 'cured' of diabetes, my body can now produce what it needs for someone of my size. My friend and I (she has lost nearly 3 stone by the way!) go for lots of walks down here in Cornwall. I think the exercise and walking plus being nearly a vegan has played a part in my new found health. Also, I can now buy trousers that fit my waist without needing several inches of the bottom of the leg!
    Best wishes, Lee
     
  5. fit2drop

    fit2drop · Member

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    - What is your name?
    Glen
    - How old are you?
    43
    - Are you male or female?
    Bloke
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Torbay
    - Are you religious?
    When it Suits
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    seriously only joking
    - Do you have any pets?
    Not this week
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Pear & Linux
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Dodge the Tax man
    - Do you get angry easily?
    NO!! I said NO!!!
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No where (oh yea, my finger tips)
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Any Feel good n Chill
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Pardon! (bit def UC)
    - What is your favourite flag?
    That check, black & white one
    - Ever gone camping?
    Oh yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Oh yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Only whilst presenting **** in the attic!!
    - Which countries have you visited?
    A lot
    - Favourite city?
    Don't do cities.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    bbc1,2,itv,4 & 5
    - List your five favourite films.
    Amnesia, Amnesia, Amnesia, Amnesia. There is another one but for the love of me!
    - Are you wealthy?
    In sprit yes, money know
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, self-employed very varied portfolio
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Life
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My singing..
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My hearing.. :wave:
     
  6. shanet

    shanet Type 2 · Active Member

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    shane
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    type 2
    janumet 50/850 twice a day and 1000 glucophage once a day .
    sinlge guy,totally confused and finding it all a bit overwhelming to sort out ,thats why i am here :D
    im new too.
     
  7. cknmonster

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    sltrog Type 2 · Member

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    Haven't figured out how to add an image yet
    My name is Sandra
    46 today
    female
    I'm from England
    Gloucester although originally I'm a northerner
    I'm not particularly religious. Mother is Catholic/ Father is methodist and I went to a C of E school.
    Warped humour, caring, shy at times
    No pets as I have asthma
    Neither micosoft or mac! I use ubuntu
    None. I'm a terrible loser so I don't play competitive sports
    At the moment yes. any little thing seems to make me cross
    pierced ears
    Too many to list as I tend to like anything Good
    Wouldn't say I have a favourite genre. As long as it is Good I like it.
    Favourite flag? hmm Don't know.............
    Oh yes! Brownies, Guides and recently (within 6 years) with my husband. Damp bedding, bad back oh joy!
    Still am in Love. Met a very special man and we take time to make sure we are there for each other.
    No. Seen the effects on my friends when they have tried fake tan.
    USA, France, Austria, Germany,Italy,Switzerland, Japan, China, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Finland and hopefully Mexico later this year.
    Don't have a favourite city as they all have there own special interests.
    Too many to list. I like thrillers, history programmes. Not keen on swearing (out of context) or violent films (just to up ratings).
    Despicable me
    Yes. Not with money but with Love and companionship.
    Used to be a full time nanny, now I work in catering and as a Barista.
    Childcare for 28 years. Now studying Accountancy.
    I get on easily with people once I get to know them.
    Having a list of health problems which seem to be befuddling the GP
     
  9. welshdragonJean

    welshdragonJean · Newbie

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    - What is your name?Jean
    - How old are you?OLD...
    - Are you male or female?Female
    - Which country are you from?SouthWales uk
    - Which city/area do you live in?Monmouthshire
    - Are you religious?yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.shy, honest,friendly
    - Do you have any pets?Dog, fish and stick insects
    - Microsoft or Apple?Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?Like to watch Rugby
    - Do you get angry easily?Sometimes all depends who, what or why
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?none
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands...far to many to choose 5
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?mixed
    - What is your favourite flag?Welsh Of course
    - Ever gone camping?no
    - Ever been in love?since i was 16 and we been married for 43 years
    - Ever used fake tan?none
    - Which countries have you visited?none
    - Favourite city?none
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.dads army, hello hello, father ted,Miranda,midsommer murders
    - List your five favourite films.Pirates, mummy,
    - Are you wealthy?no.lol
    - Do you work? If so, as what?no..
    - List the subjects you study/have studied...life in general
    - What do you like most about yourself?pass
    - What do you like least about yourself?my shape
     
  10. titchy_lou

    titchy_lou · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name? Louise
    - How old are you?24
    - Are you male or female?Female
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? London
    - Are you religious? No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Placid, shy, nervous
    - Do you have any pets? No
    - Microsoft or Apple?Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Not really a fan
    - Do you get angry? Not often. It takes a lot to make me shout
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?none
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands...paramore, kings of Leon, kasabian, muse
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Indie rock
    - What is your favourite flag? St George's
    - Ever gone camping?no
    - Ever been in love? Yes, and I have been for nearly 3yrs, to my boyfriend, whom I would be nothing without
    - Ever used fake tan?no
    - Which countries have you visited? England, Wales, France, Spain, Portugal
    - Favourite city? London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. How I met your mother, gossip girl, only fools & horses
    - List your five favourite films. Not sure
    - Are you wealthy? Ha!
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Office job
    - List the subjects you study/have studied...have a degree in English & American literature
    - What do you like most about yourself? Pass
    - What do you like least about yourself? My lack of confidence



    Diabetes type 1.5
    Diagnosed September 2011
    Currently on basal insulin
     
  11. mickey121

    mickey121 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I am Mick aged 63 male from England live in n.Lincs
    just diagnosed type 2 treated diet only :
    Took early retirement last Oct managed to put a bit of weight on since then ,now weather improving hope to get out walking a bit more. Still quite busy do 2 days a week helping at a food bank and helping with ex services charity.
     
  12. Lee01483

    Lee01483 · Newbie

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    Hello Forum :wave:

    I have been lurking for a few months now & its time I posted.
    I have never joined a forum or done the social network stuff so please go easy on me.

    Right here goes, my story/rant
    My name is Lee, just turned 30, I live in Surrey UK, diagnosed with type 1 in Sep 2012.

    Last summer I tore the Sciatic nerve while helping a friend move home. Shortly after I had a large cyst on my back. When this burst I went to the doctors to get it dressed & also got given some strong painkillers.

    A month later I was feeling really weak(I have been Anorexic since my teenage years so I am use to this). Also I was very thirsty & could not walk properly. I foolishly put this down to the nerve problem, cyst, medication & Anorexia.

    I took a month off work & just stayed in bed drinking water/fruit juice.
    When I started drinking 6-8 litres a day & could not get up for a cigarette I knew something was wrong. I called my brother, he came & called the ambulance.

    I don't remember a lot about the hospital apart from the fantastic care, advice & small talk with the nurses & doctors. I also remember as soon as all the drips & tubes were removed from me I escaped(well staggered) for a packet of smokes(what an idiot I was).

    I quickly came to terms with my diagnosis & all I wanted was as much information as I could cram into my brain(I wish I had my mac book pro in hospital). I want to be in control of diabetes not the other way round.

    I was released after a month & when I got home I could not do too much really. I was so weak, hypo a lot, disorientated, coming to terms with it all & contemplating a whole life style change.

    The doctors said being Anorexic probably saved my life as I was not eating & only drinking.

    When the honeymoon period was over I started to get on top of it. My average readings are 6-7 mmol before meals & rarely go high unless Im ill or eat a bit of birthday cake with the kids :). I also don't hypo so severely now.

    Diabetes has saved my life not made it worse. I have a healthy diet now, exercise regularly, stopping smoking, good sleep pattern, regularly see the doctors & hopefully Anorexia has gone for good(i have put on 4 stone so I am worried)

    I consider myself lucky as I don't like sweet or junk foods, don't drink alcohol, don't mind the constant checking or injections & now enjoy talking to doctors.
    I do have a fear of hypoglycemia though. Not a mild one where you get the shakes & sweat. A severe one where you slur your speech & don't know what's happening. People have taken the **** out of me & I can't defend myself mentally or physically when in that state.
    But since the honeymoon period has ended I have not had a severe hypo.
    I admit that I am scared of hypoglycemia as I am powerless while it's happening.

    I am new to this & am learning to control it as best I can.

    I want to thank the Admins, Mods & users for all their effort, work & views :clap:
    When I got out of hospital it was so reassuring to read other diabetics views & experiences.

    If this is posted in the wrong place I am sorry in advance.

    Kind regards
    Lee
     
  13. Lucyturner

    Lucyturner · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name?
    Lucy

    - How old are you?
    29

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    United Kingdom

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Preston

    - Are you religious?
    I don't go to church or anything but I like to believe in a higher being.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Chatty, nosey, kind

    - Do you have any pets?
    No

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft!

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I love swimming, rock climbing and pole dancing

    - Do you get angry easily?
    I can do, especially if I have forgotten to take my hrt for a few days (my husband just said YES what a stupid question for me)

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    I have my ears pierced and my belly button, and I am looking in to getting a tattoo I'm trying to get some ideas together.

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Michael Buble, Mumford and sons, Bon Jovi, Slash, Green day

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Eclectic

    - What is your favourite flag?
    No idea, I've never thought about it

    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes, sometimes loved it and sometimes hated it.

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes, with my hubby

    - Ever used fake tan?
    Never have and never will

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Ireland, Portugal, Tenerife and France but planning to visit my sister who now lives in New Zealand

    - Favourite city?
    London it's where I was born and where most of my aunt's, uncle's and cousins live.

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    8 out of 10 cats, Arrow, Elementary, Bones, Great British Bake off. A lot of the time I would read instead of watching tv I love books anything detective.

    - List your five favourite films.
    Hairspray, Footloose, The boat that rocked, The Help (Loved the book too) True Romance

    - Are you wealthy?
    No, but I manage

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, I validate paperwork checking gas engineers are doing their job right.

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    That even if I feel rubbish I will still be there if someone needs to talk or a shoulder to cry on.

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I struggle with feeling down a lot and how easily I can put on weight.


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  14. Yansang Lama

    Yansang Lama · Newbie

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    Iam yansang lama from Nepal.
     
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    Anna Maria
    Female
    55 years old
    56 in a minute
    RC
    Hampshire GB
    married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren
    work in Child Health
    love walking (Fast)
    love reading
    love gardening
    overweight Type2 diagnosed Nov 2012
    Paternal Grandmother diabetic , father diabetic, sister diabetic.
    Travel to Europe with hubby for hols
    Not happy being Type 2 pre disposed to being a diabetic
    reading a lot on the subject :crazy:
    Microsoft
    Short temper at home, professional at work.
     
  16. ibby1971

    ibby1971 · Newbie

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    What is your name?
    Malc Ibbitson

    How old are you?
    41

    Are you male or female?
    Male

    Which country are you from?
    England

    Which city/area do you live in?
    Burnley

    Are you religious?
    No

    Pick three word to describe your personality?
    Loving, humorous & quiet

    Do you have any pets?
    No

    Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple

    Which sport(s) (if any) do you like to play?
    Football & running

    Do you get angry easily?
    Yes

    Do you have any tattoos or piecings? If so, where?
    Tattoo, top of left arm, Luke, sons name.

    List you five favourite musicians/bands?
    Echo & the Bunnymen, Stone Roses, Milltown Brothers, Poltergeist & Inspiral Carpets

    What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Indie

    What is your favourite flag?
    St George's

    Ever gone camping?
    Nope

    Ever been in love?
    Yes, with my wife

    Ever used fake tan?
    No

    Which countries have you visited?
    Spain, Tenerife, Majorca, Lanzarote, Malta, France, Holland & USA

    Favourite city?
    Barcelona

    List your favourite TV programmes?
    I'm Alan Partridge, Lost, Would I Lie to You, Top Gear, The Office, An Idiot Abroad, Family Guy, The Inbetweeners, Bo Selecta, anything Peter Kay

    List your five favourite films?
    Star Wars, Dumb & Dumber, The Inbetweeners, The Exorcist & Deuce Bigalow

    Are you wealthy?
    I wish

    Do you work? If so, what as?
    Self Employed window cleaner

    List the subjects you study/have studied?
    CSE's in English Language, Maths, computer studies, Biology, Geography, Art, French & Social Studies

    What do you like most about yourself?
    I'm a good listener, I can sing a bit

    What don't you like about yourself?
    Short of patience, pessimistic


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    Viking · Active Member

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    - What is your name?
    Vic

    - How old are you?
    70

    - Are you male or female?
    Male

    - Which country are you from?
    Scotland, UK

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Near Inverness

    - Are you religious?
    No.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.

    - Do you have any pets?
    Not now, used to have a Jack Russell

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft and Apple.

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

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Sometimes.

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    None.

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Acker Bilk, Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, ELO, Queen

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Jazz

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Soltaire

    - Ever gone camping?
    No

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes

    - Ever used fake tan?
    No.
    - Which countries have you visited?
    France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece, USA

    - Favourite city?
    New York.

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    NCIS, CSI, Top Gear, Documentaries.

    - List your five favourite films.

    - Are you wealthy?
    I wish!

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    No - retired.

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Accountancy, Computing.

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Always willing to help other, particularly with their computers.

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Impatient.
     
  18. jameslane

    jameslane · Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Answered some of the OP questions in absence of an idea of where to start...

    - What is your name?
    James
    - How old are you?
    32 (correct as of 2013)
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    County Durham
    - Are you religious?
    I have a belief
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Increasingly so
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Tenerife, Luxemburg, Belgium, France, Canada, US, Mexico
    - Favourite city?
    Dallas
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Burn Notice
    - Are you wealthy?
    No
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Hard as I can
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Computer Science
     
  19. Marfmama

    Marfmama · Well-Known Member

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    I'm Martha, I'm 26 and I live in Yorkshire but originally from london. I was diagnosed about 18 months ago. I teach English as a second language. I studied English and Hispanic studies at Liverpool uni. My favourite city is Madrid.i have lots of tattoos as my partner is a tattoo artist and I used to be a body piercer. I have a little boy who will be 3 on Wednesday. I love the smiths.
     
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    Hi. I'm Sarah, 40 years young and recently diagnosed with Type 2!!! I have to admit to being very scared and using the gym, frequently, to work out my frustration!!! I'm hoping it will help me lose weight and control my sugar levels!!! For those of you with smart phones, I also use an app called "My Fitness Pal", which is really useful for tracking what you eat!! Just by using the app I managed to lose a whole stone in weight in the last twelve months, and that was before the diagnosis!!


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