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

  1. AndiK73

    AndiK73 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Andrea

    - How old are you?
    almost 41, not quite sure how that happened!

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    UK

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Stirling, Scotland

    - Are you religious?
    No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Outgoing, fun, easy-going

    - Do you have any pets?
    1 cat, spoilt brat, Smudge- ruler of the roost

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Don't play any, which is probably a contributing factor to my T2 diabetes, but like watching rugby, F1, football

    - Do you get angry easily?
    No

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    2 on left shoulder, chinese symbols for love and peace, very much a mid-twenties rebellion (at least I can't see them)!

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Kylie, Deacon Blue, Bryan Adams,
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    A little bit of everything

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Saltaire

    - Ever gone camping?

    Yes- next time I'm taking a blow up bed
    - Ever been in love?

    Yes, and I am still in love with the same person
    - Ever used fake tan
    Once, top half body only for a ball, thank goodness I didn't pull that night - there was a definite line!!! :)

    - Which countries have you visited?
    All the USA (lived there for 2 years), some Canada, Germany, France, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, China, Thailand, India

    - Favourite city?
    Washington DC

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    CSI (Vegas only), Great British Bake Off, Big Bang Theory, Location, Location, Location, Greys Anatomy

    - List your five favourite films.
    Sound of Music, King & I, Shawshank Redemption, Sunshine on Leith, Casino Royal (Daniel Craig)

    - Are you wealthy?
    In love and friends only and that's all I need

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Fundraising Volunteer at Camphill Blair Drummond (residential home for adults with learning difficulties)

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Currently studying a photography degree

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I treat everyone the way I like to be treated - that usually works

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    Being a lazy lump of lard!
     
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  2. naima77

    naima77 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi everyone am new to this,muslim married with 3 kids,had type1 for 14years really bad control just can't lay off the sweet stuff,really need to get on top o it help

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  3. dfsr

    dfsr Type 2 · Member

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    Hi folks, I just got confirmation of my diagnosis this week though it didn't come as much of a surprise considering my reclusive lifestyle, with lousy diet, courtesy of Iain Duncan-Smith, and zero exercise. Although I am not surprised by the diagnosis I am in some sort of shock, not really knowing what to expect, nor how to really change my life (that's a tough one on £71 pw all inclusive.

    I am female, 58, single, have a cat, listening to Woodie Guthrie when I listen to music at all. I am angry and depressed.
     
  4. dfsr

    dfsr Type 2 · Member

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    - How old are you? 58
    - Are you male or female? F
    - Which country are you from? UK

    - Are you religious? Atheist

    - Do you have any pets? Yes

    - Do you get angry easily? Yes, constantly

    - Which countries have you visited? Turkey, Greece, Spain, France, Switzerland, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Canada/USA, Portugal.....

    - Favourite city? London

    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Don't have a TV but loved "The Wire" on DVD (all 5 series)

    - List your five favourite films. "Twelve Angry Men", "Solaris", "The Battle of Algiers", "October", "The Killing Floor"

    - Are you wealthy? Ha!

    - Do you work? If so, as what? F/T for 35 years, now on the scrapheap

    - What do you like most about yourself? Very little

    - What do you like least about yourself? Don't even go there
     
  5. dottyjan

    dottyjan Type 2 · Member

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    Hello everyone my name is Jan and I have been diabetic type 2 about 9 years. I kept my HBA1C at 6.3 until I was made redundant at age 61.5, shortly after my husband died and I took retirement rather than try and get a job that could go to someone younger in the present economic climate.

    Unfortunately being at home did not help my control - I ate more - and my bgs crept up. Also I found the changeover to a different way of reporting the results in 2011 somewhat confusing. My doctor's receptionist told me I was 6.4 but this was actually 64 and I was quite upset by this. I asked the Doctor to have a word" My doc put me on Januvia in addition to x4 Metformin and this is helping and it has come down again now, to 49. Better, but no gold star.

    Like many practices they will not prescribe test strips to type 2's. I have been working on bringing my HBA1C down since Christmas by eating carefully, but will not be tested until April. However, I know I have lost weight, about 9 lb, which I hope will help.

    Unfortunately (having had frozen shoulder for about 18 months) I have just been discharged from physiotherapy for a frozen shoulder pending surgery for it -the physio I saw at the last appointment was the senior chap and I described muscular aches and pains which I had attributed to statins and he is of the opinion I have got a type of inflammatory rheumatism called PMR which can strike suddenly. I used the word "unfortunately" because although it is treatable, the treatment is a steroid, which could probably affect my bgs. I will deal with it when I know more. I have been taken off the statins by the doc..

    I am also hypothyroid, which doesn't help, diabetes and hypothyroid runs through my family on my late father's side. He had diabetes, my aunt had both, my sister just has hypothyroid, so do her daughters and grand daughters, one of whom has diabetes also, uncles, cousins about 9 people.
     
  6. Montana

    Montana · Well-Known Member

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  7. Pod57

    Pod57 Type 1 · Newbie

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  8. John_ch

    John_ch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    - What is your name?
    John
    - How old are you?
    42
    - Are you male or female?
    Male ( the name kinda gives it away )
    - Which country are you from?
    Scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Fife
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Quirky, loyal and soft
    - Do you have any pets?
    Nope
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Like - Tennis, F1, Shooting
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Depends....
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    I have a Dragon on the top half of my left arm and my wife's name in Chinese on my right. Want an Elephant!!
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Too many to list!
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    I like most but prob Jazz as my favourite.
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Don't have one!
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yep, love it!
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes..
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Never!
    - Which countries have you visited?
    USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, Falklands, to name a few... Yep ex army.
    - Favourite city?
    Edinburgh
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    24, Arrow, all the NCIS type program's
    - List your five favourite films.
    Too many!
    - Are you wealthy?
    I wish!
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Not for a while, long term sick. (Drives me batty!)
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    English, maths, chemistry, physics, geology
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    - What do you like least about yourself?
     
  9. John_ch

    John_ch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Forgot the last 2...
    Like - My attitude to life
    Dislike - my obsession for time keeping!
     
  10. Catwin7906

    Catwin7906 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Catherine but prefer Cat

    - How old are you?
    34

    - Are you male or female?
    Female

    - Which country are you from?
    UK

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Poole, Dorset

    - Are you religious?
    No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Kind, caring, fun

    - Do you have any pets?
    1 dog dachshund x patterdale called Jakey
    2 fish Jaffa and Zest

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Dont play sports but watch lots, football, rugby, at the mo Winter Olympics, snooker, darts.

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Depends

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    3 tattoos, 1 round left wrist 1 on edge of right hand and 1 on top of right arm.
    Only ears pierced

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Guns n roses, Bon jovi, Gary Barlow,
    The script,

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    A little bit of everything

    - What is your favourite flag?


    - Ever gone camping?
    Yep, bloody freezing last time I went

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes

    - Ever used fake tan
    Nah, don't think even fake tan could cover my milk bottles

    - Which countries have you visited?
    France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Australia

    - Favourite city?
    Brighton & Hove

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    CSI, Great British Bake Off, Dexter, Criminal Minds, DCI Banks

    - List your five favourite films.
    Lion king, ice age, a Bronx tale, an American tail, all the scary movies

    - Are you wealthy?
    Nah,

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Nope not at mo, disabled hoping to get sorted and back to work soon

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Animal care, mechanics, gcse's

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I'm kind to all

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My huge knockers
     
  11. Matt Bilsby

    Matt Bilsby Type 1 · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Matt
    - How old are you? 43
    - Are you male or female? M
    - Which country are you from? U.K
    - Which city/area do you live in? Hastings, East Sussex
    - Are you religious? 50/50
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Loving, Good listener & Helpful
    - Do you have any pets? Jack Russell
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? U.K stock-car & Banger Racing
    - Do you get angry easily? Sometimes, usually with Diabetes and the **** that comes with it
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Both Nipples pierced & Tattoos tops of both arms, back & bottom of both legs, planning to get more
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Madness, The Specials, The selecter, The Bodysnatchers, Bad Manners, The Beat & The Jam
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Ska, Jamaican Ska and any other Skinhead sound (Not white power **** and Nazi Skinhead)
    - What is your favourite flag? Union Jack & Jamaican
    - Ever gone camping? No
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? No
    - Which countries have you visited? Dominican Republic, Spain, Egypt & My favourite Cyprus
    - Favourite city? London & Larnica (Cyprus)
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Fast 'n'Loud, Counting Cars, Eastenders, Only fools and horses & Murder in Paradise
    - List your five favourite films. Any Horror Films or British violent (normally McVicar, Krays, The Richardson's, The Bank Job, The Great Train Robbery, Made in Britain, This is England, Lock Stock, Layer Cake, Snatch, Crank, The Transporter, Bronson, Nil by Mouth & Scum (That kind of subject)
    - Are you wealthy?
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    - List the subjects you study/have studied IT & Art.
    - What do you like most about yourself? Nothing
    - What do you like least about yourself? Everything
     
  12. bubblesclaire

    bubblesclaire · Member

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    What is your name? Claire
    How old are you? 35
    Are you Male or Female? Female
    Which country are you from? England
    Which City/Area do you live in? Pinner, Middlesex
    Are you Religious? Catholic
    Pick three words to describe yourself?Mad, hardworking & nutter
    Do you have any pets? Frenchie named Maximus
    Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    Which sports ( if any ) do you like play ?
    I like swimming
    Do you get angry easily? Sure at times
    Do you have any tattoos or piercings ? If so where?
    Ears are pierced and three tats. Foot, arm, finger & ribs
    List your five favourite musicians/bands. I love house music
    What would you say your favourite music genre is ? House
    What is your favourite flag?Union Jack
    Ever gone camping? No
    Ever been in love? Married to him and love my two kids
    Ever used fake tan? No
    Which countries have you visited?
    France, Amsterdam, Spain, Canary Islands, Australia, America, Hawaii, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore...to name a few
    Favourite City? Love San Fran
    List your favourite TV programmes!
    Silent witness, Stella, home and away, masterchef
    List your 5 favourite films!
    All the Harry potter ones
    Are you wealthy? Nope
    Do you work ? If so what as? Mother, photographer, barmaid
    What do you like most about yourself?
    I like to live life to the full
    What do you like least about yourself? Being fat :(


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  13. Barrington

    Barrington Other · Newbie

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    Ok..Seeing as everyone else is doing this then I might as well!!

    - What is your name?
    Barry (how **** is that? I was very nearly called Pele as my Dad was a Brazil fan and my arrival spoiled his enjoyment of the World Cup final.Something he never quite forgave me for!)

    - How old are you?
    43 and knackered

    - Are you male or female?
    I would be a very strange female if my name was Barry.Equally,I would be a very strange man if my name was Doris

    - Which country are you from?
    Uk.Not very exotic although I am part irish/part spanish.Bit of a mix and match job in my genetic profile

    - Which city/area do you live in?
    North Birmingham but I don't class it as my home town!

    - Are you religious?
    Not in the slightest!

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Eccentric,peculiar,unconventional

    - Do you have any pets?
    Not at the moment.Used to have a mog called Porkchop.Preferable I suppose to my mates cat cos he's called 'Minge!'

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Be serious! After years of untold misery with Microsoft I only use Macs now! Windows? PHOOEY!

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    None whatsoever.I find all sport beyond the realms of tedium

    - Do you get angry easily?
    Not especially but I can get a bit crabby and arsey in the morning.

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Definitely not...1.I DO NOT do needles and 2...My twiggy pipecleaner arms would look silly with anchors on them and 3...I'm not in the Navy

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Too difficult.Changes every week.Favourite band of all time-The Velvet Underground...Favourite tracks this week-Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival) or She Loves You (The Gaslight Anthem)

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Can't really specify that one.My tastes are too varied and wide

    - What is your favourite flag?
    The little ones that stuck out of cherries in absurd 1970's phony cocktails usually involving a repulsive blend of advocaat,benedictine and blue curacao (paper unbrella optional but preferred)

    - Ever gone camping?
    Many times.My mate and I just pitch up anywhere we won't get evicted or spotted by irate ruddy faced farmer types,erect the tent and sit in it all night boozing.

    - Ever been in love?
    Yes,and I still am with my lovely fiancee Victoria.A Bradford girl which is good cos she knows how to make really good Yorkshire puddings

    - Ever used fake tan?
    No.Never fancied a career as a David Dickinson lookalike

    - Which countries have you visited?
    Italy,Yugoslavia (as was),Bulgaria,Russia,Spain,Greece,Austria,Morocco,Malta,Cyprus (the worst place I have ever been to!),Gibraltar (the second worst place I have ever been to) and maybe a few other places that I've forgotton about!

    - Favourite city?
    Unsure.Everywhere has its merits..except for my home town

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Sod all at the moment but of all time? Brasseye.No question about that.

    - List your five favourite films.
    Not a huge film enthusiast.Far too limited attention span to ever get interested beyond the first 5 minutes.Haven't been to the pictures in 20 years and I can't even remember what I watched.

    - Are you wealthy?
    Not in the vaguest,remotest sense of the word.No

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    I work in a huge dept of 3 blokes.Building Services for a big national newspaper site.Not the Sun..the other one! If I did work for the Sun I would deny it and say I worked in a more respectable profession such as international master criminal or-if pushed-prostitution.

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    A few over the years and work are shoving me on a fair few as well.I won't blow my own trumpet on that one!

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Not much but my good lady other half likes me (I hope!)

    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I always spend far too much money on **** I don't really need and then run out of beer and fag money!
     
  14. gemma.88

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    What is your name?
    Gemma (my son Lewis as t1)
    How old are you?
    25 (my son is 6)
    Are you Male or Female?
    Female
    Which country are you from ?
    England
    Which City/Area do you live in?
    Stoke on trent
    Are you Religious?
    No
    Pick three words to describe yourself?
    Caring, friendlyand hardworking
    Do you have any pets?
    No
    Microsoft or Apple?
    Apple
    Which sports ( if any ) do you like play ?
    Used to ride horses
    Do you get angry easily?
    Depends
    Do you have any tattoos or piercings ? If so where?
    Ears are pierced tattoo on shoulder
    List your five favourite musicians/bands
    Rhianna
    Calvin Harris
    Miley Cyrus
    Avici
    Professor green
    What would you say your favourite music genre is ?
    Dance
    What is your favourite flag?
    the Union Jack
    Ever gone camping?
    Yes years ago
    Ever been in love?
    Yes
    Ever used fake tan?
    Yes went orange lol
    Which countries have you visited?
    Spain
    Favourite City?
    Stoke on trent lol
    List your favourite TV programmes!
    Corrie
    Eastenders
    Emmerdale
    The vampire diaries
    Big brother
    The voice
    Doctor who
    List your 5 favourite films!
    Twilight
    The excorcist
    Sixth sense
    Carrie
    Paranormal activity

    Are you wealthy?
    I wish
    Do you work ? If so what as?
    Yes I am a carer.
    What do you like most about yourself?
    I get along with any body
    What do you like least about yourself?
    My baby belly :(




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  15. KaterinaYelena

    KaterinaYelena Type 2 · Newbie

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    What is your name?
    Hannah
    - How old are you?
    28
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Lincolnshire
    - Do you have any pets?
    2 Cats
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Yes, one tattoo on the back of my neck & just normal ears pierced.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Evanescence, Within Temptation, Shakira, Florence & the Machine.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Symphonic metal
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes...more than once...by choice.
    - Which countries have you visited?
    France, Wales, Germany, Spain, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland.
    - Favourite city?
    London
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Grey's Anatomy, My Cat From Hell, Brain Games, The Vampire Diaries, Outnumbered.
    - List your five favourite films.
    Avatar, Insidious / Chapter 2, Alice in Wonderland (2010), Iron Man (1, 2 & 3), Labyrinth
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Biology, Chemistry, Music, Sociology, Psychology, History, French, Spanish, Business Studies & the usual suspects.
     
  16. NotSoSweet2

    NotSoSweet2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mark, welcome!
     
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    jordanjones HCP · Member

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    Hi all i have recently joined the forum, so thought of greeting all:)I am a research analyst with a pharma company past 3 years.
     
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    princess carol Type 2 · Newbie

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    princess carol Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi everyone, this is the first time i have been on a forum, my names carol, i live in Lancashire, i was diagnosed with type 2 about 4 years ago been on meds 2 years,
     
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  20. Mud Island Dweller

    Mud Island Dweller Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    a at least you are on the correct side of the pennies there is now 3 of us here l know off.:happy:

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