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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. LittleWolf

    LittleWolf · Well-Known Member

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    Hey Stephsmum, I live in south London, LOVE animals (worked on a farm) and typing this on my iPad. I also have a type of dyslexia/perception disorder and Aspergers Syndrome so on the Autistic spectrum and applying for support at uni- it's much more difficult than applying through schools!

    If she would like a friend, I am 20 but look about 12 XD. Best of luck to the two of you x


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  2. RainbowBrite

    RainbowBrite Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dr Zorbas....I'm in Upton Lea :shock: lol
     
  3. Ak Robleh

    Ak Robleh · Newbie

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    Ak Robleh · Newbie

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    Hello, everyone
    i new to the forum and from Somaliland.
     
  5. Iannufc23

    Iannufc23 · Newbie

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    Hi everyone

    I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes , I'm 36 and just a few pounds over weight. And pretty fit. And I'm in shock really can not really understand how it's happened, also I'm trying to understand what diabetes is. What readings are bad and what readi gs are good using the strips. The doctor did the 3 month blood test and it averaged at 8.4! Is that reading classed as really bad? I suppose I didn't really understSnd when he was explaining and will have to go back. Also I'm on oral metfirmin 500mg. I'm going crazy trying to understand what's happening to me. Anyone offer any advice?


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  6. Neil Walters

    Neil Walters Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ian you should find that Daisy comes along and gives you the intro post telling you loads of things that will help you but apart from that relax and learn - we have all been there and acceptance is easier than denial.

    Welcome


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  7. daisy1

    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend

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    Hi Ian - write your own thread and I will post the info for you - here is not really the right place for it. You will get a lot of helpful answers then from other members.
     
  8. NorthernPam

    NorthernPam · Member

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    Hi - just registered so here goes ...

    - What is your name? Pam

    - How old are you? 64 last May

    - Are you male or female? Female

    - Which country are you from? England

    - Which city/area do you live in? North East

    - Are you religious? Not particularly. I do hold beliefs but don't feel the need to be part of an organised church.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Helpful, caring, curious

    - Do you have any pets? Labrador Sam, cat Bluebell and kitten Barney

    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Walking the dog and full of good intentions to use my Wii Fit more but never enough hours in the day!

    - Do you get angry easily? No. I'm very even tempered and it takes a lot to rile me.

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No tattoos and just standard pierced ears for earrings.

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Very difficult to choose just 5 as I like all sorts of music

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Rock/Pop - 60s/70s

    - What is your favourite flag? Never thought about it but proud to be British so Union Jack maybe?

    - Ever gone camping? Yes, but not since late teens. I much prefer my creature comforts.

    - Ever been in love? Hmmm ... been married and divorced twice ... does that count?

    - Ever used fake tan? No

    - Which countries have you visited? Canada, USA, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, Japan, China/Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, North Korea, Mauritius, South Africa, Botswana, Dubai, Egypt, Morocco, India, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Portugal, and Turkey.

    - Favourite city? Depends ... Hong Kong for general shopping & vibrancy, Singapore for cleanliness, Dubai for gold (!) and beaches, Luxor and Cairo for history, Malaga/Barcelona for quick break in the sun, Prague for character, Paris for atmosphere, and so on.

    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Don't watch much really ... documentaries and property programmes most I guess.

    - List your five favourite films. Again, don't watch many but have enjoyed the Star Wars & Alien series plus action movies such as Independence Day and Bond movies.

    - Are you wealthy? No! Pensioner these days - not rich but not on the breadline either.

    - Do you work? If so, as what? Self-employed with a small vending business, IT support consultancy, and an exam invigilator.

    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Wow! Usual school stuff, lots of work-related courses varying from first aid to management training, IT, sales/marketing, trainer and teacher training (Diploma in Training Management and QTFE).

    - What do you like most about yourself? Positive attitude and generally happy

    - What do you like least about yourself? Nothing particularly ... know myself quite well now and am happy in my own skin! :)
     
  9. pr126

    pr126 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello everybody,

    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last week, and it seems that my condition became suddenly quite severe, I must eat something every 2 hours even if it is just an apple or a banana, glass of Lucozade.

    I will see my GP tomorrow morning to prescribe first time some drugs / medication to make my condition bearable. (I hope).

    The nights are worst, as I wake up frequently with heavy breathing sweating and being unwell.

    Still, I put my hopes on the medication I will receive tomorrow.

    I am a 70 year old male, not (in my opinion) overweight, 75 Kg and still losing weight, I have started the prescribed diet the nurse recommended and sticking to it.

    What surprised me most was not the diagnosis of the diabetes, but how suddenly I have gone downhill, meaning that I had no overly noticeable symptoms until quite recently.

    I also have a heart problem, -recently diagnosed- which could be related to the diabetes going undiagnosed for some time.

    I don't know what medications I will get, but hope to get better as this unwell condition is making me desperate.

    Edit: Taken my first Metformin tablet this morning after leaving the surgery, so far so good.
    Marked improvement already. :thumbup:
     
  10. clares

    clares · Newbie

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    Hello, I'm Clare and I've just been told I've got type 2. No symptoms at all, it was discovered after I referred myself to a bariatric clinic. Random bloods were taken that show something's wonky with my liver (I understand this to be fatty deposits that will go away when any other fats do too) a hba1c of 57 and low vitamin D.

    Now I'm on metformin 3 times a day and take some high dose vit d twice a week. My BP is also high, controlled with medication.

    I just can't believe I've got this!

    So I've cut my carbs down significantly. I could get bored with that.

    As yet, no appointment with a diabetic specialist but I expect that to come through in the next couple of weeks. It's all quite shocking, but I'm finding some great information here. Looking forward to spending more time learning more.
     
  11. karenmc2

    karenmc2 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi I am Karenmc2
    I am glad I joined the diabetic community look forward to help support and general chat received and given x
     
  12. thebassist84

    thebassist84 · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name?
    Stu
    - How old are you?
    29
    - Are you male or female?
    I am a dude
    - Which country are you from?
    Scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Aberdeenshire
    - Are you religious?
    Not at all!
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Considered, crazy, complete party animal!
    - Do you have any pets?
    No time!
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    pen and paper!
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    football is OK
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Not really :)
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No but away to get a bass clef tattoo soon :)
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Jeez just 5! OK, CCR, kings of Leon, led Zeppelin, primal scream and daft punk
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Funky/rock/soul/disco!
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Black flag!?!?
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes, briefly!
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No!
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Holland, Germany, Cyprus, Greece, Spain
    - Favourite city?
    Nicosia
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    I don't watch much TV! Its so depressing!
    - List your five favourite films.
    Tarantino fan - pulp fiction, inglorious basterds, reservoir dogs, Jackie Brown, kill bill trilogy.
    - Are you wealthy?
    My favourite saying is that some people are so poor, all they have is money! So I'm wealthy in the sense of having what I need in life.
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Engineer/musician
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Physics, music.
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Good at listening, determined
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Lack motivation on Mondays, my awful cooking!



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  13. Pez68

    Pez68 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  14. Northernangel

    Northernangel · Well-Known Member

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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol, I believe u have northernangel

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  16. Northernangel

    Northernangel · Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks ha ha, everyone seems to have a heading? X


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  17. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you click on reply to the original first post the questions come up automatically if youd like to answer them, easier that way :)

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  18. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry click quote on the original post and questions come up in your reply to fill in lol

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  19. Northernangel

    Northernangel · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone ..
    New to this only downloaded the app at the weekend.
    This site seems fab just what I need and wish I had found it long before now.
    My name is Sharon..
    Type 2 about a year now.
    Tried diet control first but now on Metformin.
    Think I best be truthful, even though I cut down a lot didnt realy go with it 100% and thought I would get away with it!
    Nope... My nurse now wants to put me on gliclazide? This means testing before
    driving ect. Sadly it's taken this for it to hit home..
    So for 8 weeks now I've got my act together lost one and a half stone..
    I've asked for a further 6 weeks to show I can do it and hope it shows in my BM
    So guys just need help please-wanting tips on diet...
    I'm sticking to meat and salad..
    Just confused about grapes and other fruits? And do I need some carbs?
    and can you think of things to snack on? sometimes its a long time between meals with my shifts!
    Many thanks..
    Sorry if its a bit long ..



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  20. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome sharon. If you start a new thread on one of the topics either type 2 or diet u will have lots of replies from others in the same boat.

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