Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

OldMiner64

Newbie
Messages
1
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
- What is your name? Andy
- How old are you? Almost 60
- Are you male or female? Male
- Which country are you from? England.
- Which city/area do you live in? Close to Sheffield and Rotherham
- Do you have any pets? Yeah, I have a dog and five cats
- Do you get angry easily? No, life's too short to be angry
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? Three tattoos, all Reapers
- Ever gone camping? More than a few times but not for a good many years now
- Do you work? If so, as what?
I do, not long since finished after 30 years in IT but now in Customer Service.
 
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Tymeklimek13

Newbie
Messages
2
Type of diabetes
Other
Treatment type
Insulin
Hi , my name is Tymek . I live in Poland . I am 15 years old and my diabetes was diagnosed 3 months ago . I have diabetes MODY .
 
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Cathy Cally

Member
Messages
11
Type of diabetes
Type 1
Treatment type
Insulin
This thread will hopefully let us to get to know one another better and allow us to see which users we might share similarities with. I've listed a set of questions below that you can answer to tell us more about yourself. By no means do you have to answer all of them, and if you feel like adding further information, feel free.

- Include a photo here if you wish to.
- What is your name?
- How old are you?
- Are you male or female?
- Which country are you from?
- Which city/area do you live in?
- Are you religious?
- Pick three words to describe your personality.
- Do you have any pets?
- Microsoft or Apple?
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
- Do you get angry easily?
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
- List your five favourite musicians/bands.
- What would you say your favourite music genre is?
- What is your favourite flag?
- Ever gone camping?
- Ever been in love?
- Ever used fake tan?
- Which countries have you visited?
- Favourite city?
- List your five favourite TV programmes.
- List your five favourite films.
- Are you wealthy?
- Do you work? If so, as what?
- List the subjects you study/have studied.
- What do you like most about yourself?
- What do you like least about yourself?

Have fun!
Where do I write the answer to the questions?
 

Cathy Cally

Member
Messages
11
Type of diabetes
Type 1
Treatment type
Insulin
This thread will hopefully let us to get to know one another better and allow us to see which users we might share similarities with. I've listed a set of questions below that you can answer to tell us more about yourself. By no means do you have to answer all of them, and if you feel like adding further information, feel free.

- Include a photo here if you wish to.
- What is your name? Cathy
- How old are you? Approx 50yrs
- Are you male or female? Female
- Which country are you from?England
- Which city/area do you live in? Liverpool
- Are you religious? very Catholic
- Pick three words to describe your personality. Crazy Loving Friendly
- Do you have any pets? German Shepherds (dog crazy)
- Microsoft or Apple? Apple
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Walking and chasing after grandchildren
- Do you get angry easily? No
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Yes have a few of both everywhere
- List your five favourite musicians/bands. AC/DC LED ZEPPELIN Genesis QUEEN Foreigner
- What would you say your favourite music genre is? Classic Rock
- What is your favourite flag? Not sure
- Ever gone camping? Oh yes, just once never again
- Ever been in love? Yes
- Ever used fake tan? Oh dear yes but very streaky
- Which countries have you visited? Luckily lots and have lived abroad
- Favourite city? Barcelona
- List your five favourite TV programmes. That changes
- List your five favourite films. Depends how I am feeling
- Are you wealthy? No
- Do you work? If so, as what? Psychiatric Nurse
- List the subjects you study/have studied. Nursing, Counselling , CBT Therapist, Bachelor's and Masters Degrees
- What do you like most about yourself? Being non judgmental and laid back
- What do you like least about yourself? How I look as I get older

Have fun!
 
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Lee Miller

Member
Messages
5
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
This thread will hopefully let us to get to know one another better and allow us to see which users we might share similarities with. I've listed a set of questions below that you can answer to tell us more about yourself. By no means do you have to answer all of them, and if you feel like adding further information, feel free.

- Include a photo here if you wish to.
- What is your name?
- How old are you?
- Are you male or female?
- Which country are you from?
- Which city/area do you live in?
- Are you religious?
- Pick three words to describe your personality.
- Do you have any pets?
- Microsoft or Apple?
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
- Do you get angry easily?
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
- List your five favourite musicians/bands.
- What would you say your favourite music genre is?
- What is your favourite flag?
- Ever gone camping?
- Ever been in love?
- Ever used fake tan?
- Which countries have you visited?
- Favourite city?
- List your five favourite TV programmes.
- List your five favourite films.
- Are you wealthy?
- Do you work? If so, as what?
- List the subjects you study/have studied.
- What do you like most about yourself?
- What do you like least about yourself?

Have fun!
 

Lee Miller

Member
Messages
5
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
My Name is Lee .. Age 65 , Bowie fan, Gym, Camping in wales, Love to help with Diabetes 2, studied the Knowlege for 4 years, Carbs & Cals, looking for a job helping in this feild. Loves peanuts.
No pets, no tatoos, peirced ears.
Lives in London but wants to retire by the sea eventually.
Treats Diabetes as a pet, The best food and plenty of water.
I don't get angry very often.
I have been in love but don't bother with it these days...just loving myself and my Diabetes... :)
paprika.jpg
 
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Anne P. Byrne

Newbie
Messages
1
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Non-insulin injectable medication (incretin mimetics)
This thread will hopefully let us to get to know one another better and allow us to see which users we might share similarities with. I've listed a set of questions below that you can answer to tell us more about yourself. By no means do you have to answer all of them, and if you feel like adding further information, feel free.

- Include a photo here if you wish to.
- What is your name?
- How old are you?
- Are you male or female?
- Which country are you from?
- Which city/area do you live in?
- Are you religious?
- Pick three words to describe your personality.
- Do you have any pets?
- Microsoft or Apple?
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
- Do you get angry easily?
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
- List your five favourite musicians/bands.
- What would you say your favourite music genre is?
- What is your favourite flag?
- Ever gone camping?Hi
- Ever been in love?
- Ever used fake tan?
- Which countries have you visited?
- Favourite city?
- List your five favourite TV programmes.
- List your five favourite films.
- Are you wealthy?
- Do you work? If so, as what?
- List the subjects you study/have studied.
- What do you like most about yourself?
- What do you like least about yourself?

Have fun!
Hi, I'm Anne, age 68. I live in Ireland. Diagnosed Reactive Hypoglycaemia 1992. Type 2 Diabetes December 2015. I was referred to a public diabetes clinic in Dec 2015, my first appointment is due 29 May 2024. that's 8 years and 6 months waiting. Meanwhile I went the very expensive private route until the doctor closed her practice. When a private practice closes there is no facility to help patients find a new doctor and no transfer of records. A lot of endocrinologists have given up diabetes to focus on the more profitable obesity industry. I spent 3 months emailing endocrinologists to find one who would accept a diabetes referral. By the time I found one I had been notified of my private appointment, but I will believe that when it actually happens. Private Endo. started me on Trulycity . I'm in second week of injections. Sugar levels are within normal range 93 % of the time. Problem is severe stomach problems for 3 days after each injection. The second week was worse than the first. Has anyone had similar problems?. and how did you cope ?I
I will, of course ask my GP, but her waiting list is 3 weeks and, for the past 8 years they have refused to answer any questions on diabetes, "ask when you get your hospital appointment", is the standard answer.
Irish G.Ps don't monitor diabetes, except for an annual check with patients who qualify for medical cards. That's people who live below the poverty line. HSE, (public health system) has opened what it laughably calls "Integrated care Hubs" to keep people with chronic illnesses away from hospital outpatients. Good theory, but in practice it means there is a Nurse in Bray with a waiting list longer than 12 months. The doctor is in Clonskeagh 15 Km away, not on a bus route. And retinopathy screening has been moved out of town to a third venue. That's what they call Integrated Care. It would be far too easy to tell GPs where the various places are. Instead the patient has to do a Miss Marple to find the locations for appointments. Needless to say the call centres don't know addresses, or post codes. It's a very effective way of reducing attendance. Fortunately I'm retired so I can afford to spend hours digging out information that should be freely available.
 
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babavee

Newbie
Messages
1
Type of diabetes
Other
Treatment type
I do not have diabetes
Hi All

What is your name? Vincent
How old are you? - 56 years
Are you male or female? - Male
Which country are you from? - United Kingdom
Which city/area do you live in? - London
Are you religious? - Yes
Pick three words to describe your personality. - Caring, Down to Earth, Passionate
Do you have any pets? - No
Microsoft or Apple? - Microsoft!
Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? - Football,
Do you get angry easily? - It depends
Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? - No
List your five favourite musicians/bands. - Gospel musicans/Bands
What would you say your favourite music genre is? Gospe musicl
What is your favourite flag? The Nigerian flag
Ever gone camping? - Yes, at my teen age
Ever used fake tan? N/A
Which countries have you visited? None
Favourite city? - Los Angeles
List your five favourite TV programmes. - Nollywood films
List your five favourite films. - Gospel films
Are you wealthy? - Am comfortable
Do you work? If so, as what? - HCP
What do you like most about yourself? - Dedication
What do you like least about yourself? - Nothing
 
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CJT1701

Newbie
Messages
1
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
What is your name?
- How old are you 57
- Are you male or female? Female
- Which country are you from? Uk
- Which city/area do you live in? Derbyshire
- Are you religious? No
- Pick three words to describe your personality. Short, fiesty, loud
- Do you have any pets? Dog
- Microsoft or Apple? Apple
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Horse riding, watching motorbike racing
- Do you get angry easily? No
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? 4 piercings (ears), 2 tattoos on forearms
- List your five favourite musicians/bands. Not sure
- What would you say your favourite music genre is? Sixties
- What is your favourite flag? Isle of Man
- Ever gone camping? Yes
- Ever been in love? Yes
- Ever used fake tan? No
- Which countries have you visited? Isle of Man, Spain, Italy, Sicily.
- Favourite city? Douglas
- List your five favourite TV programmes. Law & Order Uk, any real life emergency service fly on the wall
- List your five favourite films. Not a great film watcher
- Are you wealthy? No
- Do you work? If so, as what? Office Manager in a Care Home
- List the subjects you study/have studied.
- What do you like most about yourself? Ability to cope under pressure
- What do you like least about yourself? Too easy going ,say yes to things I shouldn't
 

Bridgetp

Newbie
Messages
1
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
This thread will hopefully let us to get to know one another better and allow us to see which users we might share similarities with. I've listed a set of questions below that you can answer to tell us more about yourself. By no means do you have to answer all of them, and if you feel like adding further information, feel free.

- Include a photo here if you wish to.
- What is your name? Bridget
- How old are you? 60 but 23 in my mind!
- Are you male or female? Female
- Which country are you from? England
- Which city/area do you live in? South east
- Are you religious? Not really
- Pick three words to describe your personality. Funny, direct and caring
- Do you have any pets? No
- Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? None
- Do you get angry easily? Not any more
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? One tattoo on each wrist
- List your five favourite musicians/bands. Too many to name - love music
- What would you say your favourite music genre is? Anything except classical
- What is your favourite flag? No idea!
- Ever gone camping? No and never will
- Ever been in love? Twice
- Ever used fake tan? Don’t think so
- Which countries have you visited?
- Favourite city? Dublin
- List your five favourite TV programmes.
- List your five favourite films.
- Are you wealthy? definitely not
- Do you work? If so, as what? Retired nurse
- List the subjects you study/have studied.
- What do you like most about yourself? Caring and helpful to others
- What do you like least about yourself? can be blunt!

Have fun!
 
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Messages
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Type of diabetes
Type 1
Treatment type
Insulin
Include a photo here if you wish to.

I'll include an image eventually, it will not be a photo of me.

- What is your name?

JellyBeanQueeen789

- How old are you?
Middle aged

- Are you male or female?

Female
- Which country are you from?

England

- Which city/area do you live in?

The North West.

- Are you religious?

I am as religious as a fish riding a horse

- Pick three words to describe your personality.

Kind, curious and capable.

- Do you have any pets?

No

- Microsoft or Apple?

Haha........Android

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

Won't be seen dead doing sport

- Do you get angry easily?

No

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

Ear pierced, no tattoos

- List your five favourite musicians/bands.

- What is your favourite flag?

Ewwwwww

- Ever gone camping?

Yes, never again

- Ever used fake tan?

Yes, it looks unnatural on me so I don't bother with it.

- Which countries have you visited?

Canada, Ireland, Prague, Holland, Greece and Netherlands.

- Are you wealthy?

Too intrusive.

- Do you work? If so, as what?

I'm a diabetic
 
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KirstyCatLady

Newbie
Messages
2
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
- What is your name? Kirsty
- How old are you? 44
- Are you male or female? Female
- Which country are you from? England
- Which city/area do you live in? Staffordshire
- Are you religious? No
- Pick three words to describe your personality. Bubbly, Quirky & Feisty
- Do you have any piercings or Tattoos? Ears pierced, I did have micro-dermal piercings for 6 years in my hands but took them out and tattoos....not much skin on my body that is not adorned with ink :)
- Do you have any pets? Yes, I have 6 cats and soon to be 7
- Microsoft or Apple? Apple
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Is this a trick question? haha none
- Do you get angry easily? I'm a Scorpio so that would be a Yes!
- List your five favourite musicians/bands. Zero 7, Stevie Knicks, Fleetwood Mac, Teddy Swims, Jessie Ware, Soul & Motown, Rock, basically a lot!
- What would you say your favourite music genre is? I have a very Eclectic taste, so I like so many different genres depending on my mood
- List your five favourite TV programmes. Anything about serial killers or murders (morbid I know!), True Blood, Band of Brothers, Documentaries, Greys Anatomy, Dopesick, The Dropout, Sex & The City, Game of Thrones, House of Dragons, Wednesday, Bridgerton
- What is your favourite flag? British flag of course
- Ever gone camping? Yes
- Ever been in love? Yes
- Ever used fake tan? Regrettably once and for those old enough will remember the "You've been tangoed" phrase!
- Which countries have you visited? Italy, Turkey, Spain mainland (and Balearic & Canary islands), Egypt, Madeira, Tunisia, Morocco, Portugal, USA, Palma, France, Greece (mainland and Corfu). Scotland and Wales
- Favourite city? Not a City, but the Town of Sorrento in Italy is stunning!
- Are you wealthy? I make a good living
- Do you work? Yes
- List the subjects you study/have studied. GCSE'S, A Levels, CIPD Level 3 & 5, currently studying Prince2
- What do you like most about yourself? No matter what life has thrown at me, I can have a wobble, put on my big girl pants and crack on!
- What do you like least about yourself? My body, it's been through a lot
 
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Salem binx

Newbie
Messages
1
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Insulin
Hi new here
Have had type 2 for a long time now ..just been started on rybelsus ...be glad to here what people think about it if you ate taking it
 

19Chrissie56

Member
Messages
6
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
This thread will hopefully let us to get to know one another better and allow us to see which users we might share similarities with. I've listed a set of questions below that you can answer to tell us more about yourself. By no means do you have to answer all of them, and if you feel like adding further information, feel free.

- Include a photo here if you wish to.
- What is your name?
- How old are you?
- Are you male or female?
- Which country are you from?
- Which city/area do you live in?
- Are you religious?
- Pick three words to describe your personality.
- Do you have any pets?
- Microsoft or Apple?
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
- Do you get angry easily?
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
- List your five favourite musicians/bands.
- What would you say your favourite music genre is?
- What is your favourite flag?
- Ever gone camping?
- Ever been in love?
- Ever used fake tan?
- Which countries have you visited?
- Favourite city?
- List your five favourite TV programmes.
- List your five favourite films.
- Are you wealthy?
- Do you work? If so, as what?
- List the subjects you study/have studied.
- What do you like most about yourself?
- What do you like least about yourself?

Have fun!
Christine
68
female
England
Kent
Bubbly, Honest, Caring
No
Apple
Sometimes
No
Coldplay, John Legend, One Republic
Pop
Yes
Yes
No
Uk, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Tenerife, Jersey
Canterbury
Home and away, Eastenders, Masterchef, Nature programmes, Blue Light
Mamma Mia (all), Dirty dancing, Bridget Jones’s Diary
Retired
Shorthand, Book keeping,
 

Grandma8

Newbie
Messages
1
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Tablets (oral)
Include a photo here if you wish to.
- What is your name? Helen
- How old are you? 62
- Are you male or female? Female
- Which country are you from? England
- Which city/area do you live in? Bognor Regis, West Sussex
- Are you religious? Not overtly
- Pick three words to describe your personality. Kind, funny, empathic
- Do you have any pets? Fish
- Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Watching Rugby and snooker
- Do you get angry easily? Nope
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Ears
- List your five favourite musicians/bands. Queen, ELO, Pink Floyd, Pink, Whitney
- What would you say your favourite music genre is? Soft rock
- What is your favourite flag?
- Ever gone camping? Loads
- Ever been in love? Yes
- Ever used fake tan? No
- Which countries have you visited? France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Lithuania, Australia, New Zealand, US, Singapore, Thailand, Italy, South Africa
- Favourite city? Venice
- List your five favourite TV programmes.
- List your five favourite films. The Green Mile, Grease, Anything musical really
- Are you wealthy? Depends what kind of wealth you’re asking about!
- Do you work? If so, as what? Yes, as a Play & Creative Arts Therapist and Supervisor
- List the subjects you study/have studied. Many many things ….
- What do you like most about yourself? Being a warm, loving human with a fabulous family
- What do you like least about yourself? No being in control of my self care
 

JoKalsbeek

Expert
Messages
6,112
Type of diabetes
I reversed my Type 2
Treatment type
Diet only
My Name is Lee .. Age 65 , Bowie fan, Gym, Camping in wales, Love to help with Diabetes 2, studied the Knowlege for 4 years, Carbs & Cals, looking for a job helping in this feild. Loves peanuts.
No pets, no tatoos, peirced ears.
Lives in London but wants to retire by the sea eventually.
Treats Diabetes as a pet, The best food and plenty of water.
I don't get angry very often.
I have been in love but don't bother with it these days...just loving myself and my Diabetes... :)
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Fun fact: Bell peppers, in Dutch, are called Paprika's. A red pepper to us, is a spicy chili pepper. ;) So technically there *are* paprika trees, depending on the language used! :)
 
Messages
1
Type of diabetes
Parent
Treatment type
Diet only
- What is your name? Carolyn
- How old are you? 60 (but always 17 in my head!)
- Are you male or female? Female
- Which country are you from? UK
- Which city/area do you live in? I live in Devon but was born in West Yorkshire
- Do you have any pets? I am owned by a chocolate brown working cocker called Wilf
- Microsoft or Apple? Both, I love Excel and my iPhone equally
- Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? I follow rugby league (aka “proper” rugby). #COYF Don’t play any sport.
- Do you get angry easily? Not especially. Frustrated yes, angry no.
- List your favourite musicians/bands. the Cure, the Jam, Radiohead
- What is your favourite flag? the Yorkshire flag
- Ever gone camping? Yes and I hated it
- Favourite city? Paris, but I also loved Barcelona
- Do you work? If so, as what? No, I took early retirement to care for my elderly Mum. I worked 30+ years in IT previously.
- List the subjects you study/have studied. I have a Maths degree
- What do you like most about yourself? My inquiring mind
- What do you like least about yourself? My inquiring mind
 

jayy

Member
Messages
5
Type of diabetes
Type 1
Treatment type
Insulin
- What is your name?
jay!
- How old are you?
17
- Which country are you from?
england
- Do you have any pets?
not anymore, used to have a dog, and have had fish and hamsters!
- Microsoft or Apple?
microsoft usually
- Do you get angry easily?
sometimes lol, depends on what it is
- Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
no tattoos, yet (give me a year). i have 3 ear peircings currently, but hopefully will get more
- What would you say your favourite music genre is?
I listen to a wide range, can't say there's much I don't like
- Ever gone camping?
as a family we used to go every year! we stopped quite a few years ago though, since everytime we seemed to have awful weather
- Ever used fake tan?
tried it a couple times, but it's definitely not for me since I'm super pale and it's too much effort to get smooth
- Which countries have you visited?
South Africa, Greece and Portugal
- Are you wealthy?
Definitely not! We can afford the things we need, and sometimes extras
- Do you work? If so, as what?
Not yet, I'm hoping to get a job soon to start saving!
- List the subjects you study/have studied.
I studied music, drama, history and Spanish at GCSE (other than the core subjects), and I currently do psychology, chemistry and media studies as A levels