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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. IanR

    IanR · Newbie

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    Greetings to everyone,
    Although a old timer of the diabetes world I have only just joined this forum. I got type 1 diabetes at the age of 17 and now managed to get to the age of 50.
    whilst trying hard to maintain stable blood sugars as you all know it is not easy. I had laser treatment on my eyes about 15 years ago which was a great success and I maintain good eye sight. Over the last 7 years I have suffered with kidney issues but due to the good care of my specialist in the UK and now Dubai I have managed to prolong the inevitable. Unfortunately things slowly got worse and last December started on dialysis, which is not really recommended.
    I have a donor for a transplant but am having major issues with my insurance company. Time will now tell and I am looking forward to my transplant and getting back to normal.

    Keep Well
     
  2. Rustysmum

    Rustysmum · Newbie

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    My name is Shirley, I am 51, (52 in 12 days!!!). I am female from UK. I live in Lancashire between Fleetwood and Lancaster. Truth is the highest religion.
    HELPFUL, HAPPY, CONSCIENTIOUS.

    I have two dogs, two rabbits, two guinea pigs and 2 ferrets (Should I be called Mrs Noah??). Microsoft. Walking the dogs, shooting. Is shopping a sport? I don’t get angry easily but when I do the whole world knows it.
    I have a tat of a violet on my left shoulder blade, and double ear piercings.

    Don’t do much music now but I like Simply Red, John Barrowman.
    70’s and easy listening (can’t you tell I’m getting old?)
    My fav. flag has to be the skull and crossbones. Never camped in a tent but frequently go caravanning. I have been in love and am still in love with my partner. No fake tan. France and Spain. Liverpool.

    TV progs. All CSI’s, NCIS, Person of Interest, Mystery and thrillers.

    Dirty Dancing, Saturday night Fever, Against all Odds, The Italian Job (Original) and The Fog.

    Is anyone wealthy these days? I am retired on health grounds from NHS.
    I have studies all the usual school stuff, plus Graphic design, Astronomy.

    I was diagnosed 21 years ago after a car crash, have had gastric bypass surgery 8 years ago and I am on diet only treatment for my type 2.
     
  3. westlife48

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  4. Manda073

    Manda073 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Here goes! -

    What is your name? Amanda
    - How old are you? 38
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? Malvern
    - Are you religious? Depends
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Helpful, caring, giggly
    - Do you have any pets? 2 cats, one rabbit
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Thai boxing
    - Do you get angry easily? Nope
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? One on my thigh, stupid as an 18 year old!!
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Biffy Clyro, Florence & The Machine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Incubus, Coldplay
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Anything
    - What is your favourite flag? The Union Jack
    - Ever gone camping? yes
    - Ever been in love? Yes and still am
    - Ever used fake tan? Yep :)
    - Which countries have you visited? Turkey, Spain, France, Ireland
    - Favourite city? Edinburgh
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. The real A&E, Merlin, Doctor Who :clap:
    - List your five favourite films. All the batman films, Twighlights, Harry Potters
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Yes, a Clinical Aromatherapist
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. RHS, Garden Design, HND Business, Clinical Aromatherapy Dip, Physiology & Anatomy Dip.
    - What do you like most about yourself? Easygoing
    - What do you like least about yourself? Self depreciation.

    Well that wasn't particularly interesting I know, but to add meat to the bones, I have had type 1 diabetes for 32 years, live with my lovely hubby and two children in the Hills of Malvern and looking forward to sharing new ideas and info on how we all cope with different aspects of being a diabetic!

    Bye for now

    Mand
     
  5. DickM

    DickM · Active Member

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    name? Richard
    Age? 65
    Sex/Gender?male
    Country? England
    Locaion? Heathrow area
    Do you have any pets? 1 cat
    Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft & Android, only apple I like is the ones I can eat.
    Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? past that now but we do a lot of Geocaching so walk quite a bit.
    Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? One tattoo on upper arm (Chinese symbol for Love and my wife's name, done for our 30th anniversary) and two body piercings (done long before they becam fashionable)
    List your five favourite musicians/bands. Beatles/Hank Williams/ Merle Haggard/Eric Clapton/Amy Winehouse
    What would you say your favourite music genre is? Country
    What is your favourite flag?
    St George's
    Ever gone camping? Yup, love it and caravanning. We spend more time in our caravan that our flat
    Ever been in love? Yup, and still am (40yrs)
    Which countries have you visited? Germany/Austria/France/Belgium/Hungary
    Favourite city? Budapest
    Are you wealthy? I wish
    Do you work? If so, as what? Not for the last 5 years, managed to retire 3 months before I was 60.
    List the subjects you study/have studied. Engineering/Cooking/Food Hygiene
    What do you like most about yourself? Just being me :lol:
    What do you like least about yourself? Diabetes and blood pressure :?
     
  6. longjohnhill

    longjohnhill · Newbie

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    :shock:
    - What is your name?
    longjohnhill, though I'm not called John
    - How old are you?
    47
    - Are you male or female?
    Gentleman
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    East Anglia
    - Are you religious?
    Ambivalent
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    - Do you have any pets?
    Nope
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Would say Apple if they get Flash sorted out
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    - Do you get angry easily?
    WHAT IS THE POINT OF ASKING STUPID QUESTIONS LIKE ...only very, very occasionally 8)
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    None that I've noticed
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Varies, but permanent inclusions are The Smiths, Morrissey, Elvis Costello, Pixies, The Cure
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    6 Music type of bloke, but partial to 70s/80s - very soft spot for New Wave/post-punk
    - What is your favourite flag?
    From a design aspect, either Libya or South Korea's
    - Ever gone camping?
    Only once apart from the odd festival, and failed to notice that it had recently rained and the local soil was clay. My friend binned the tent there and then when I gave it back to him
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes, in past tense
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Not with my colouring, sweetie
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Frasier, The Thick Of It, Prime Minister's Questions, Red Dwarf
    - List your five favourite films.
    Being John Malkovich, Heathers, If...
    - Are you wealthy?
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Inadvertent and indefinite sabbatical, but driving of various sorts
    -
     
  7. stevolution

    stevolution Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    See over there --->
    Steve
    43
    Male
    England
    Manchester
    No, I'm a rational thinker
    Generous, thoughtful, impulsive
    30-odd tarantulas, assassin bugs, scorpion, dog, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 boas
    Where's the linux option?
    CrossFit
    Usually no.
    Tattoos on upper right arm, more planned
    Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Guns 'N Roses (as was)
    Umm, classic rock?
    The one on the moon
    Many times
    Again, many times
    What on earth for?
    Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal
    Scarborough
    Everything and Nothing, Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of the Universe, Stargazing Live, Carl Sagan's Cosmos
    Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner, LotR Trilogy, Pulp Fiction
    Hah, no!
    Yes, full-time programmer/dogsbody, part-time photographer
    Mainly science-y stuff
    My eyes and legs
    My gut
     
  8. emma90

    emma90 MODY · Member

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    [​IMG]
    The brunette
    - What is your name?
    * Emma
    - How old are you?
    *22
    - Are you male or female?
    *Female
    - Which country are you from?
    * England
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    * Heywood, Lancs
    - Are you religious?
    * No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    - Do you have any pets?
    * Couple of cats
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    * Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    * Like and work in Football
    - Do you get angry easily?
    * No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    * Ears pierced, 3 tattoos - top of back, foot and hand.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    * Oasis, Kings of Leon, Kasabian, Blink 182, Shed Seven
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    * Indie/Rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    * -
    - Ever gone camping?
    * Only Festivals
    - Ever been in love?
    * Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    * Yes
    - Which countries have you visited?
    * China, Spain, France
    - Favourite city?
    * Manchester
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    * The Walking Dead, True Blood, Scrubs, Gossip Girl, CSI etc.
    - List your five favourite films.
    * The Wanderers, Goodfellas, Stuart: A Life Backwards, Dirt Dancing, Inception
    - Are you wealthy?
    * I wish!
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    * Admin/tickets etc at a Football Club
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Media, beauty
     
  9. abs

    abs Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name?
    Abbie

    - How old are you?
    27

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    UK

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Somerset

    - Are you religious?
    No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Stubborn, Unique, Independent

    - Do you have any pets?
    Horses, Cats, Rabbits

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple

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

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Not really

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    None
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Mixture

    - What is your favourite flag?
    None

    - Ever gone camping?
    When younger

    - Ever been in love?
    A while ago

    - Ever used fake tan?
    No

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Australia, Zambia, Congo, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Ibiza, America, Canada, Singapore, Check republic, Malta, Turkey

    - Favourite city?
    Paris

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Eastenders, One born every minute, Big bang theory, Revenge, How i met your mother

    - List your five favourite films.
    Twilight, Black beauty, Lady and the tramp, War horse, The horse whisper

    - Are you wealthy?
    No

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Yes, in a pharmacy

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    History & Education, Psychology, Religious Studies

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Independent, able to stand up for what i believe.

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My fear of needles and the reasons behind it.
     
  10. caroline19822005

    caroline19822005 Type 2 · Member

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    What is your name?
    Caroline or Caz

    - How old are you?
    30 not sure how that number crept up on me tho

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    UK

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Hertfordshire

    - Are you religious?
    Nah there is no-one greater than me :wink:

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Stroppy Loyal Crazy

    - Do you have any pets?
    9 cats I think thats excessive but they seem to keep my disabled mum sane(ish) :shock:

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    As long as i can check FB i dont mind ;-)

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

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Unfortunatly Yes,

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Ears Pierced twice - still undecided what others to have decisions decisions

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    I cant its diverse

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Again I cant. Although I love a boogie at a party to some real cheese 80's 90's

    - What is your favourite flag?
    I love the rainbow flag (the gay 1) It has pretty colours!!

    - Ever gone camping?
    When younger a bear may s**t in the woods but i certainly dont :lol:

    - Ever been in love?
    I most certainly have! with my man with my friends with "that" shade of lipstick/nailvarnish i think I may be fickle! :shock:

    - Ever used fake tan?
    gotta love the essex glow - but not recently

    - Which countries have you visited?
    England Eire Scotland Wales France America Spain Balerics Canaries Italy Luxembourg Switzerland Isle of man I know theres more but thats all I can think of at the mo

    - Favourite city?
    New York Neeeewwww Yooooooooorrrrrkkkkkkk

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Sorry Everyone but I confess I love big brother!!!!
    fly on the wall/documentary programmes

    - List your five favourite films.
    Paranormal Activity - Infact anything that will scare the **** out of me or something I can fall in love with (see told you I'm fickle)

    - Are you wealthy?
    I work for the NHS will never be wealthy!!

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    I am a hand hygiene coordinator - I teach nurses to wash their hands :p
    I also own a business - I am a party decorator and planner, so if you wanna party look my way :clap:

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Business studies - Health and Social Care - Management and team leading

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    That I am self taught to do theatrical and FX make up

    - What do you dislike about yourself?
    There are many things but to dwell on them would only bring negativity into my day :yawn:
     
  11. stirlingsays

    stirlingsays Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hello everyone, Stirlingsays here. I found out I was type 2 just over a month ago.....It's hard to get my head around it. I thought I'd join up with you guys to learn about my condition and make some blood sugar friends. :)



    - What is your name?

    Nathan

    - How old are you?

    43

    - Are you male or female?

    Male

    - Which country are you from?

    England

    - Which city/area do you live in?

    Wisbech, Cambs.

    - Are you religious?

    Not really, more a cultural christian I suppose....Which means I kind of get annoyed if I see kids playing football in Church graveyards...But I'm not on nodding terms with my local pastor.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.

    That's not enough.

    - Do you have any pets?

    A birman cat called Lucy.

    - Microsoft or Apple?

    Microsoft....Apple is too up its own .......

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

    Cricket, boxing, football in that order.

    - Do you get angry easily?

    It has been known, though becoming a Teacher kind of knocked a lot out of me.

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

    Never, I don't mind them on others but they aren't for me personally.


    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.

    The Beatles, Feetwood Mac, Abba, Keane, Elvis......But man this is difficult, music is very important to me and I love lots of stuff.

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?

    Pop/Rock

    - What is your favourite flag?

    English, naturally.

    - Ever gone camping?

    Funnily enough no.

    - Ever been in love?

    Yes, but only once properly.

    - Ever used fake tan?

    Please, just not my style.

    - Which countries have you visited?

    I like cruising, so I've seen a lot of the Med.

    - Favourite city?

    I'm a London boy at heart.

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.

    Dexter
    Game of Thrones
    Scubs
    Question Time
    IT crowd/Blackadder/Only fools


    - List your five favourite films.

    Bladerunner
    Moulin Rouge
    Apocalypto
    Sideways
    The Descendents.


    - Are you wealthy?

    I'm not loaded but I'm ok.

    - Do you work? If so, as what?

    Supply teacher

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.

    Computers
    Business
    Maths
    Music...I songwrite.


    - What do you like most about yourself?

    Sense of humour, I don't take life too seriously.

    - What do you like least about yourself?

    Arrogance
     

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  12. Rochelle79

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    - - What is your name?
    Rochelle
    - How old are you?
    33
    - Are you male or female?
    Femle
    - Which country are you from?
    Australia
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Perth
    - Are you religious?
    Christian
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Shy, nerdy and caring
    - Do you have any pets?
    1 dog and 2 cats
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    None
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Yep
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? if so, where?
    Nope
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Guns and Roses, ACDC, Kylie Minogue, Deltra Goodrum and Pink
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Pop, Rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    New Zealand
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yep
    - Ever been in love?
    Yep
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Nope
    - Which countries have you visited?
    New Zealand
    - Favourite city?
    Brisbane
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    snog marry avoid, sex and the city, big brother, simpsons and Doctors
    - List your five favourite films.
    Dirty Dancing, Coyote Ugly, Pretty Women, Brides War, Ted
    - Are you wealthy?
    No
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    No
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Basic school stuff
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Eyes and hair
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    tummy
     
  13. imalittlefishy

    imalittlefishy · Well-Known Member

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    Include a photo here if you wish to. I'm the female at the bottom :)
    - What is your name?
    Maggie
    - How old are you?
    21
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Southampton is home, just left uni in Durham and about to start postgrad nursing in London
    - Are you religious?
    I'd describe myself as a cultural Catholic
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Caring, chaotic, imaginative
    - Do you have any pets?
    A lovely mongrel dog
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft but only cos I can't afford Apple!
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    I'm a swimmer and I walk and cycle lots
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Nope, am an oasis of calm...
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Elephant tattoo on my foot, formerly several holes in ears and lip piercing but have let them close over...
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Frank Turner, Mumford & Sons, Pink Floyd, Simon & Garfunkel, Florence and the Machine
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Probably Folk but it's fairly eclectic
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Err don't think I have one!
    - Ever gone camping?
    Several times a year for as long as I can remember, I got my own tent for my 10th birthday...
    - Ever been in love?
    I have loved but not been IN love
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Tanzania, India
    - Favourite city?
    Durham
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Downton Abbey, Gavin & Stacey, Blackadder, Scrubs, Friends
    - List your five favourite films.
    Billy Elliot is my absolute favourite
    - Are you wealthy?
    Not at all, I am a penniless student
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Just finished a summer of barmaiding and babysitting before heading off to a full time nursing course
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Various at school/college, BSc Psychology, PgDip Child Nursing here I come
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I am much stronger than I seem
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Utterly disorganised
     

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    Hi everyone

    My name is Bart, I was diagnosed with Type II early 2011 at age 39 and take 2x 1000mg Metformin daily.

    I am originally from Belgium but moved to the UK in 2007 after falling in love - that answers the question further on - with my current wife. We live in Wigan, Lancs, no children but lots of pets; 1 dog, 2 cats, 3 ferrets, fish, 4 chickens and 2 bearded dragons.

    My favourite city would be Ghent in Belgium because I used to live there, I know it pretty well, the architecture is ace and the restaurants awesome. Because I'm 40, I love the 80s, favourite bands would be Depeche Mode, Simple Minds, The Cure, etc. Isn't it cool those bands are still going? :clap: We saw Duran Duran last year doing their latest album and that gig was superb! So, I love my music.

    I have a job in a call centre doing customer service. I don't really like it there so am job hunting to find a place elsewhere. We have a motorhome, so we go camping (yes!) when our schedule allows it. I really love going to Sherwood Forest, The Lakes and Schotland. I love long walks with the dog, being out in nature, regardless the elements.

    What I like least about myself is the fact... I am diabetic! :x Before I was diagnosed, I really loved my chocolate, desserts, munching winegums watching tele etc. I like cooking! (favorite programs would have to be Masterchef The Professionals UK, Masterchef Australia, the British Bake Off, Great British Menu, documentaries on Eden, the BBC dramas. Always had a sweet tooth, I loved smoking, enjoyed the occasional cigar, I went out a lot ... Anyway, all that had to change of course once diagnosed. I guess that was the same for everybody on here.... It was a shock when I found out, even though I always feared it could happen due to the family history. It did explain why I was/am tired a lot, thirsty, etc... My first year was really hard and the GP increased the doses of tablets to 2000 mg which made me feel better. However, I hate the fact I have this disease, so mentally I am angry at this diabetes thing and what it does to me. I'm still coming to terms with that :?

    I joined this forum and the website to learn a thing or two and share my experiences.
     

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    billmadscot · Newbie

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    Hi Folks, just though I'd have a go, some tough ones, tv/films, too many to say,



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    - What is your name? Bill
    - How old are you? 57
    - Are you male or female? male
    - Which country are you from? Scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in? Bantry Ireland
    - Are you religious? yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. easy going, chatty,
    - Do you have any pets? yes
    - Microsoft or Apple? microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? golf, snooker, TT
    - Do you get angry easily? no
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? no
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Who, Norah Jones, Tchaikovsky
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Good
    - What is your favourite flag? ?
    - Ever gone camping? lots
    - Ever been in love? lots
    - Ever used fake tan? no need
    - Which countries have you visited? US, Spain, France, UK, Ireland
    - Favourite city? Glasgow
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. pass
    - List your five favourite films. pass
    - Are you wealthy? Richly blessed
    - Do you work? If so, as what? run boarding kennels
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. maths, theology
    - What do you like most about yourself? patience
    - What do you like least about yourself? impatience
     
  16. gizmolisa2006

    gizmolisa2006 · Newbie

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    Hi all, new on here, Type 2 diabetic, looking for information and advice.


    - What is your name? -
    STEVE

    - How old are you? -
    44

    - Are you male or female? -
    MALE

    - Which country are you from? -
    UK

    - Which city/area do you live in? -
    SALE CHESHIRE

    - Are you religious? -
    NO NO NO NO NO

    - Pick three words to describe your personality. -
    FUNNY, CHATTY, SARCASTIC

    - Do you have any pets? -
    BULLMASTIFF 2 YR OLD MALE

    - Microsoft or Apple? -
    M$

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

    - Do you get angry easily? -
    USED TO, LIFES TOO SHORT NOW...LOL

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? -
    NIPPLE PIERCING, FULL BACK TATTOO PLUS OTHERS

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. -
    AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALTER BRIDGE

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? -
    ROCK, METAL

    - What is your favourite flag? -
    UNION FLAG

    - Ever gone camping? -
    YES

    - Ever been in love? -
    OH YEAH

    - Ever used fake tan? -
    WTF?

    - Which countries have you visited? -
    SPAIN, BELGIUM, FRANCE

    - Favourite city? -
    PARIS

    - List your five favourite TV programmes. -
    BOARDWALK EMPIRE, SONS OF ANARCHY, AND ANYTHING ELSE

    - List your five favourite films. -
    SCHINDLERS LIST, STAR WARS 4, SHAWSHANK, BEACHES, NEW JACK CITY

    - Are you wealthy? -
    I LIVE IN THE UK, WORKING CLASS, WADDYA U THINK?

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT WORKER / CHILDREN WITH ASC
     
  17. MAE

    MAE · Newbie

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    hi im new to all this and not very good with computers. i have been on victoza for 2 weeks anyone else new to this thanks.
     
  18. helen777

    helen777 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi I'm Helen and new here, was diagnosis type 18 months ago, tried metformin bad reaction, tried acarbose bad reaction, so until lastest blood tests was diet controlled have rocketed from 6.9 to nearly10 or 80 as I was told. Have now tried gliclazide and was dizzy to the point of passing out as well as feeling sick, eventually was sick so another bad reaction.

    Feeling pretty lost and confused about my diabetes, definitely dont trust what gp has to say, and wondering what to do now???????
     
  19. Juliette

    Juliette Family member · Newbie

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    Greetings from me in New Zealand. My husband has Type 2 diabetes, diagnosed 1994; he is 68 and is currently not so well; I discovered this site a couple of hours ago in my hunt for information that may help him, and am impressed with the insights,wisdom and experience I see in the posts I've read so far.
    Looking forward to learning much here.
    Best wishes to each of you from Juliette.
     
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    Hi, my name is Anne and I joined the Forum a while ago but havnt done many postings, but I do follow threads when I get chance.

    I am semi-retired and also run my own Wedding Cake business so sugar and cake to me is a problem but I use my husband as a cake tester. My personal opinion is there is no such thing as a 'diabetic cake' because all cake consists of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat so when I do a wedding consultation I point this out to people and basically its a case of moderation and dont eat the icing.

    I am on the borders of Diabetes 2 so try to keep things under control with diet and being aware of Carbs. Believe it or not, bread is my particular enemy more so than any cake, because it bloats me out and makes me lightheaded so I eat very little perhaps only one piece of toast a week as soldiers with my boiled eggs. My favourite breakfasts are either smoked haddock and egg, kippers, or an omelette and that usually gets me going for the day.

    I am always on the go, making cakes, gardening - very large garden, we keep chickens for produce our own eggs as I love the taste of a fresh egg, walking the dogs.

    I sometimes find it difficult to control my weight so I need to take more control as I dont want to enter old age with excess weight as I was always a skinny person until life dealt me a few trials and tribulations with children and their problems, and the passing of elderly parents which in particular hit me hard. Its even more important to me as I watched my dear old Mum go into a diabetic coma and never regain consciousness and after a month she died; this was 19 years ago. Its even more relevant to me, having watched the consequences of a diabetic coma that it doesnt happen to me. She was never diagnosed as a diabetic prior to becoming ill, so it was a complete shock.

    I hope to make a few friends on here who can help me keep my diabetes condition under control and I hope that what happened to my Mum will be a warning to us all.

    Anne
     
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