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

  1. AnnInDenmark

    AnnInDenmark Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    - Include a photo here if you wish to.
    I don't want to scare you

    - What is your name?
    Ann
    - How old are you?
    61
    - Are you male or female?
    Last I checked, female
    - Which country are you from?
    Denmark
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    South of Jutland
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Introvert but friendly. Three words
    - 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?
    No. As I said, I'm friendly
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    I prefer silence
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Shhh
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Big
    - Ever gone camping?
    Once in my youth. Got a massive cold
    - Ever been in love?
    I knew I forgot something. Oh well
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Italy, Sweden, Spain, France, Greece, Great Britain, Germany
    - Favourite city?
    I prefer the countryside
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    I like documentaries on science and nature
    - List your five favourite films.
    Leon is the only one I can remember at the moment
    - Are you wealthy?
    No
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    I am retired
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Air traffic control, computer science, metrology (no, not meteorology)
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My independence
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    That I smoke too much
     
  2. peestevie

    peestevie Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi, my names Paul, i'm a 41 year old male from Rugby in Warwickshire and I am as confused as i'm going to get since being diagnosed with type 2 last September.
    For my information background, where can I start (Why is this like a first date ?) :)
    I'm a Parts Manager for a car dealership, I have 6 pets, which consist of 1 pooch, 2 rabbits and 3 ducks, yes you read right !!
    I have one son, who turns 13 soon and I live with my partner Lisa of 4 years.
    I love camping, used to go loads as a kid, bought a tent 5 years ago and have still got to get it out the bag, but I will. I also like canal holidays.
    I'm a car nut, like classics and Saabs, I am also an avid sketcher, specialising in caricatures.
    Apart from a day trip to France back in 1982, I have never been abroad, possibly because the answer to the next question of are you wealthy, is 'No' :)
    So, diabetes. Sly little ****** that it is, has really confuddled me. A lot to take on board to start with as I am sure the majority of you can relate to. My doctor, didn't really fill me with confidence, stating to me that I would attend a clinic at the local hospital to understand the disease. Not happened in the now 7 months since being diagnosed.
    Told to eat foods with high carbs with low sugars that also has a low saturate from the fat content. Have tried all and sundry and weight fluctuates like a yoyo, but legs feel like they're constantly being ripped apart, have a dull ache in my right kidney and the Metformin, I can take it or leave it, as the side effects were affecting my job.
    You've probably heard all this before and I do apologise for boring anyone, it really isn't intentional. I know i'm doing something wrong, as I struggle to get my readins below 16 on a good day.
    Help !!!! :-S
    Any help in the right direction would be appreciated. Its nice to meet you all.

    Paul.
     
  3. Alsheimer

    Alsheimer HCP · Newbie

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    - How old are you?
    20
     
  4. Darloman

    Darloman Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi everyone, I'm Darloman
    57 years of age, male from England
    Darlington
    outgoing, gsh, educated
     
  5. Aimz91

    Aimz91 Type 2 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    Amy
    - How old are you?
    22
    - Are you male or female?
    female
    - Which country are you from?
    uk
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    west midlands
    - Are you religious?
    yes

    - Do you have any pets?
    no
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    football (don't play anymore)
    - Do you get angry easily?
    yes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    no
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    take that, one direction, mcbusted, gary barlow, westlife

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    pop
    - What is your favourite flag?
    england
    - Ever gone camping?
    yes
    - Ever been in love?
    no
    - Ever used fake tan?
    yes
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Greece Portugal spain
    - Favourite city?
    london
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    x factor, Britain's got talent, the voice, im a celebrity get me out of here, this morning
    - List your five favourite films.
    any Disney film tbh, and the sound of music
    - Are you wealthy?
    no
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    food kiosks at a football club
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    bakery (not great when you're diagnosed with type 2 half way through your course!!) standard gcse's
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    I don't like much about myself but I guess my sense of humour
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    having diabetes and my eyelashes! lol
     
  6. furryboots

    furryboots Type 1 · Member

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  7. Terry C

    Terry C Type 2 · Member

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    Here is my story on EndoBarrier.

    http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8821546/diabetes-treatment-a-revolution-for-suffers-health
     
  8. ImmaGurlWithT1D

    ImmaGurlWithT1D Type 1 · Newbie

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    - What is your name?
    ImmaGurlWithT1D
    - How old are you?
    10.
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    USA
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    New Jersey.
    - Are you religious?
    Nope.
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    smart, funny, silly
    - Do you have any pets?
    A pure-bred poodle named Buca.
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft.
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    None
    - Do you get angry easily?
    Sometimes.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Ween, They Might Be Giants, Bruno Mars...that's all I can think of.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Anything but modern music. :p
    - What is your favourite flag?
    dunno.
    - Ever gone camping?
    No
    - Ever been in love?
    No
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Let's see, USA, USA, USA...
    - Favourite city?
    Hmmm. Don't know.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Spongebob, My Little Pony, TMNT, that's all I watch XD
    - List your five favourite films.
    Wreck-It-Ralph, Despicable Me 2, Inspector Gadget 1 and 2, HARREH POTTEH
    - Are you wealthy?
    No...
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    No
     
  9. Manic

    Manic Type 2 · Member

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  10. Manic

    Manic Type 2 · Member

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    My name is Mick, 56 yearsold and was diagnosed with type 2 for about 15 years ago. At first it was diet then the meds started. I am now on [email protected] 2000mg, Glitazide @ 160mg and pioglitazone @ 15mg.

    I had a wake up call at my last Diabetic clinic (Thursday) where I was told that if I continue as I am I could be on insulin by the end of the year.

    I currently hold a full LGV and PSV licence but more importantly am a ambulance response driver.

    As soon as I start to take insulin I will loose these privileges and possibly my job.

    I have resigned myself to the fact that I need to start and look after myself and as of today I decided to start a low carb lifestyle with moderate exercise.

    The exercise is ok as I consider myself reasonable fit but the low carb diet is new to me.

    Can anyone suggest where I can get reliable information and real life recipies, rather than the kind that look good in books but nobody really ever makes

    As far as the other intro questions I'll answer below:-

    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Cramington near Newcastle

    - Are you religious?
    No

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Happy, helpful, caring

    - Do you have any pets?
    None now but am a dog person

    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Both Microsoft for PC apple for phone

    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Rugby, used to play in my youth but like to watch now and again

    - Do you get angry easily?
    no

    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    no

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    I have such an eclectic view on music, it's hard to give five favorites but enjoying blues at the moment

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    See above

    - What is your favourite flag?
    Northumberland flag, [Red and Gold stripes]

    - Ever gone camping?
    Regularly until a few years ago

    - Ever been in love?
    Would say yes as I have been married 36 years to same person.

    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Poland ,France , Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Sudan, Falkland Islands

    - Favourite city?
    Lincoln or Liverpool depending on mood

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Rarely watch TV

    - List your five favourite films.
    same as TV rarely watch them.

    - Are you wealthy?
    I wish.....

    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Ambulance Crew

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Teaching /training, aeronautics, pre hospital care

    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Personality

    - What do you like least about yourself.
    age and diabetes
     
  11. Terry C

    Terry C Type 2 · Member

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    Hi Mick and welcome.

    You are headed down the same road that I was on. I was ok whilst I was on Metformin and could exercise and diet however once I started having gastric sided effects from Metformin my medications were changed. These then started the weight gain era despite increasing exercise and more controlled diet. No matter what I did I kept getting worse even though my BS was stabilised.

    I am an engineer and started an analyse of all the medications and alternatives. Two options came up that could put the diabetes in remission. Bariatric surgery and EndoBarrier. I opted for EndoBarrier as it was non invasive and did not carry the risks of surgery.

    Have a look at this video for my full story and results. As you will see I am living a full life again.

    http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8821546/diabetes-treatment-a-revolution-for-suffers-health

    Terry
     
  12. miba

    miba Type 1 · Newbie

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    Just joined and thought I'd introduce myself......

    What is your name? Midge
    - How old are you? Over 21!
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Wiltshire
    - Are you religious? No
    - Do you have any pets? A 4 yr old lab called lucy
    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Cycling/Skiing/surfing
    - Do you get angry easily? no
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? No.
    - Which countries have you visited? A lot but not South America or Australia, ones for the bucket list?
     
  13. nobbypan

    nobbypan Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi mike we all eat what we like I work a shift pattern that kills any chance of eat right but I went out and got a book carbs and cals cost about 15 pounds tells u everything u need to know about low carbs good for me

    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  14. scoyyt57

    scoyyt57 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What is your name?
    Anne
    - How old are you?
    57
    - Are you male or female?
    Female
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Sunderland
    - Are you religious?
    Not really
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Loving, caring a bit silly at times!!
    - Do you have any pets?
    Yes. 3 cats 1 dog
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    None
    - Do you get angry easily?
    No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Just my ears
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Take That, Olly Murs, Keane, Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Pop
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Don't have one
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    The Canaries and Greece
    - Favourite city?
    ?
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Ant and Decs Saturday Night Take away, Dr Who, Secret Eaters, Homes under the Hammer
    - List your five favourite films
    Rain Man, All the Star Wars movies, All Harry Potter, Its a Wonderful Life, Muppett Christmas Carol
    - Are you wealthy?
    Much to my great regret No
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Part time Admin Officer
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    O levels and A levels
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    My warmth and sense of humour
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My inability to put myself first-always think about others before me!!
     
  15. minidvr

    minidvr Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I'm new to the forum. In answer to the questions:

    - Include a photo here if you wish to.

    - What is your name?

    Ernie

    - How old are you?

    64

    - Are you male or female?

    Male
    - Which country are you from?

    UK

    - Which city/area do you live in?

    Kent

    - Are you religious?

    Yes, A Christian.

    - Pick three words to describe your personality.

    Outgoing Supportive, Liberal

    - Do you have any pets?

    Yes, Cats

    - Microsoft or Apple?

    MS

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

    Athletics
    Distance Running and Walking.
    Hockey

    - Do you get angry easily?

    No

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

    No

    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.

    Franks Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, The Holiies, Rod Stewart

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?

    Pop from the fifties to the eighties.modern Jazz.

    - What is your favourite flag?

    The Union Flag

    - Ever gone camping?

    Yes

    - Ever been in love?

    Yes

    - Ever used fake tan?

    No

    - Which countries have you visited?

    Scotland, Wales, ireland, Germany, Holland, Belguim, France, Norway, Denmark, Australia,
    New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cornwall. Yorkshire.

    - Favourite city?

    Canterbury

    - List your five favourite TV programmes.

    Master Chef, Apprentice, Midsomer Murders, Morse, Rev.

    - List your five favourite films.

    The Sound of Music, West Side Story,

    - Are you wealthy?

    No

    - Do you work? If so, as what?

    Retired from the Armed Forces since 2009

    - List the subjects you study/have studied.

    Business Management and Leadership, Health and Safety, Emergency Planning, Radiation Protection and Security, Theology

    - What do you like most about yourself?

    Caring for the environment and people.

    - What do you like least about yourself?

    The occasions in the past when I have ignored need in others.
     
  16. jackedison

    jackedison Other · Member

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  17. jackedison

    jackedison Other · Member

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    Hello Guys, I’m male, in my late twenties, I work as freelance content writer and basically in to writing health blogs and articles, am looking forward to posting here, discussing health matters and getting to know other forum members.
     
  18. BrotherJ

    BrotherJ LADA · Newbie

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    - What is your name? James
    - How old are you? 35
    - Are you male or female? male
    - Which country are you from? South Africa
    - Which city/area do you live in? Nitra , Slovakia
    - Are you religious? yes , do I Bible bash , no , are people entitled to an opinion absolutely
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    quick , empathetic , unapologetic
    - Do you have any pets?
    fish at the moment would like a dog but need a bigger house .
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    IBM....
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Soccer , Rugby
    - Do you get angry easily?
    yes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    on my shoulder blades and right arm
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    3 doors Down , My Chemical Romance , Foo Fighters , The Killers , Linkin Park .

    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Alternative and Rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    South African
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yep , luv it .
    - Ever been in love?
    Couple times
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Used to work on board a cruise liner so I got around most of North America , Canada , Alaska , South America , the Bahamas , Northen Europe , Southern Africa , Central East and West Africa and Nigeria
    - Favourite city?
    Tampa
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Game Of Thrones , The Mentalist , NCIS , Hawaai 5-0 ,Family Guy , American Dad,
    - List your five favourite films.

    Riddick , The Pursuit of Happiness ,Inception
    - Are you wealthy?
    No , but I am rich
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Im a pricing and financial analyst for IBM Sw group
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    Honors in life and a Phd in ******** .
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    When I get it right I get it really right .
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    I get it wrong more than I get it right .
     
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    wulliet · Newbie

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    - What is your name? Hey I'm Aries
    - How old are you? I am 21 years old
    - Are you male or female? Male . Definitely . Maybe
    - Which country are you from? I am from the Philippines
    - Which city/area do you live in? I live in Manila
    - Are you religious? , Actually I am not religious
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Happy , Hyper and Fun Loving
    - Do you have any pets? Nope
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? none
    - Do you get angry easily? Yes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? None so far.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Katy Perry , Maroon 5 , Celine Dion , 30 Seconds to mars and Lady gaga
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Pop
    - What is your favourite flag? Japan!
    - Ever gone camping? Never
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? Nope , I don't need it
    - Which countries have you visited? I have visited Brunei , New Zealand and Australia
    - Favourite city? IloIlo City.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Adventure Time
    - List your five favourite films. Not a fan of movies
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? None
    - What do you like most about yourself? That I exist
    - What do you like least about yourself? None.
     
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