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Introduce Yourself: Answer Some Personal Questions

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

  1. Hollierose

    Hollierose Type 2 · Newbie

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    Re: HELP!!!!!

    Hi my name is Dee and I am very confused and would be grateful for any help whatsoever. I have just turned 54 (although it is said that I neither look it or act it, I agree with the bit about not acting it).
    I currently have an overactive thyroid and am waiting for an appointment to have radio iodine treatment. I have been classed as pre-diabetic for the past 3 years following blood tests and Glucose tolerance testings. Just before the symptoms of my overactive thyroid started in August of this year I was experiencing the symptoms of diabetes (weeing a lot, very tired, dry mouth, drinking a lot, dizziness, bad memory etc). The results of my subsequent blood tests showed that I was still apparently pre-diabetic and that my thyroid was overactive. The nurse told me that we should get my throid sorted before dealing with the diabetes. I am on medication for my thyroid which includes a drug to help with the shaking. Last week I attended the hospital for my thyroid and whilst there experienced my third "funny turn" in the space of 1 week - I shake badly, I get a headache, my mouth becomes really dry and my vision is not good (although not blurred) and I become very dizzy and confused. The consultant checked my previous blood test on the computer and asked me what my GP had put me on for my diabetes. He wasn't pleased when I told him that I was still being treated as a pre-diabetic and not on medication and he immediately put me on Metformin 500mg twice a day. Today I had to attend the diabetic clinc at my GP's and they are still saying that I am only pre-diabetic and do not have Diabetes but that I should stay on the Metformin and even gave me another prescription. The nurse told me that my last 2 blood tests showed a level of 47 (can't remeber what she said - mg's or someting) and only when they have a reading of 48 on 2 tests will I be classed as diabetic. I had no advice about diet or how to manage this and I feel very angry and confused.
    I would be grateful for any advice or helpful comments. I am sorry that this is so long but I feel that it is all relevant.
     
  2. mars119

    mars119 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi everyone just introducing myself. Diagnosed at 12 with type 1 and still learning new stuff 31 years later. Decided to learn more by joining this forum.

    What is your name?
    Mairi
    - How old are you?
    43
    - Are you male or female?
    female
    - Which country are you from?
    Scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Glasgow
    - Are you religious?
    No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    a bit mad
    - Do you have any pets?
    DFor Dog
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Like to watch Rugby
    - Do you get angry easily?
    I do now
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    Tat on shoulder
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    The Stranglers, Clash, Skynard, Van Morrison, Red hot Chillies
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Rock
    - What is your favourite flag?
    Soltire
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes. too many giant midges!
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    No but looked like i had when husband "tangoed" me with orange Lucozade
    - Which countries have you visited?
    Wales,England,Spain,Turkey,Tunisia,Cyprus Portugal,Bulgaria,France
    - Favourite city?
    Edinburgh
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    Dexter, Criminal Minds, Eureka, ncis, red dwarf
    - List your five favourite films.
    Arsenic and old lace, Independance Day, the Blues Brothers, Neds (my son was an extra), The Angels share
    - Are you wealthy?
    no
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Not at the mo, too many complications
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    the usual boring ones
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    couldn't decide......
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My indecisiveness
     
  3. adl301269

    adl301269 · Newbie

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    Hi fellow diabetics my name is Sue (short for Susan ) but no one calls me that since my mum died .I live in Southern Spain so some of the details eg glucose readings and medication names could be different.
    I teach line dancing which is good exercise as I have to learn the dances first which takes up quite a lot of my time and energy.
    I love reading especially murder mysteries, if there are bodies in the first few pages then its going to be my sort of book.
    I live with my husband of 18 years and we moved to Spain to get away from the cold English weather but go back to the uk quite often to see the family.
    I was diagnosed 14 years ago with type 2 and was on avandamet and then actos which were both taken off the market for side effect reasons, avandamet for heart problems and actos for bowel cancer. They have both been banned here in Spain so I tried Metformin and combinations with other drugs but they made me feel so sick all the time that I finally went on to insulin. I use the preloaded pens and life has become so much better and it does not bother me that I have to inject 5 times a day.
    So thats my story, if you want any more information or just a chat I will try and answer you and work out what I have to do with the forum.
    Bye for now,
    Sue
     
  4. Lesley4b

    Lesley4b Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi I have just joined the forum, I thought I wud tell you a little about myself
    I have had type 1 diabetes for 40 years I was diagnosed when I was 14
    I am on a basal bolus regime and my diabetes is fairly well controlled although I have been having a few hypos lately
    I will hopefully join in with discussions when I get the hang of things but for now hi to everyone
     
  5. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Welcome to the forum Lesley :)
     
  6. Syl 1

    Syl 1 · Member

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    Hi all. I have been reading posts on the forum for quite a while now and find it really informative so i thought it would be a good idea to join up :) I am 56 and type 2 on 2x500 metformin am and the same pm and also 8 units of Lantus each morning. I was diagnosed in Feb 2011. At the moment i am trying to get my cholesterol down from 5.3. Docs wanted me on statins but i am trying lower carbs and more excercise first :? If anyone has other good suggestions to avoid the stains i would be very grateful. I have recently dopped from 9 units to 8 of Lantus (asked diabetic nurse first) as i felt i was eating more to counteract insulin and started putting on weight and so far so good. Not desperately overweight but want to keep well under 10 stone mark!
     
  7. shall2001

    shall2001 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, I'm named Stuart and just been told I have type 2 last Monday. I live where I work near Southampton and I'm 48 I've just built up to taking 2x500 metformin twice a day today. Feeling a little scared :sick: at the moment and trying to find out on the internet whats going on with my sugar levels. Due back to the doctors in 2 weeks and to see the diabetic nurse a week on Thursday. I guess I'll post some info about what I've experienced over the last week on the forum to see if you guys can help with some info.
     
  8. shellV73

    shellV73 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi my name is Michelle i'm 39 and i have 4 children and a disabled husband. I am a very caring person which is my downfall as i see good in every1 then they turn on me, i dont go out unless i have to i am a self harmer and i know thats not good when you diabetes. I have been diabetic for a couple of years i have type 2 and use victoza its my own fault that i have it as i cant loose the weight that i need to do.
    What is your name? Shell
    - How old are you? 39
    - Are you male or female? female
    - Which country are you from? was born in Tameside (manchester) but live in Warrington
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    - Are you religious? i was but not anymore
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. caring, mad, nutty
    - Do you have any pets? 2 cats
    - Microsoft or Apple? microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? non
    - Do you get angry easily? yes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? no tatts but i have my lip, nose and ears pierced
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. meat loaf, john barrowman, erasure, comunards, scissor sisters, rick astley, barry manilow, rod stewart could go on. xx
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Rock mainly but anything goes.
    - What is your favourite flag? not got 1
    - Ever gone camping? yes loves it
    - Ever been in love? yes i hve
    - Ever used fake tan? nope
    - Which countries have you visited? been wales, scotland down south and spain
    - Favourite city? have to say wales
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. dr who, torchwood, rentaghost, holby, corrie, eastenders the list is endlass
    - List your five favourite films rocky horror picture show .
    - Are you wealthy? lol i wish
    - Do you work? If so, as what? i am a full time mum of 4 and i care for my husband
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. just passed my level 1 and 2 maths and english and level 2 pc
    - What do you like most about yourself? nothing :lol:
    - What do you like least about yourself? i am fat and ugly :sick:
     
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    What is your name?... Sue
    - How old are you? ... 52
    - Are you male or female? ... Female
    - Which country are you from? ... UK
    - Which city/area do you live in? ...Wolverhampton
    - Are you religious?... No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. ... Happy, friendly and loyal.
    - Do you have any pets? ... Yes, 4 cats. Cleo, Saphy & Fiona were rescues & Magic who was planned!
    - Microsoft or Apple? ... Microsoft.
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? ... Playing with the cats. Can't do much else as disabled.
    - Do you get angry easily? ... No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? ... Ears
    - What is your favourite flag? ... ?
    - Ever gone camping? ... Yes when kids were little. Cold, wet & very uncomfortable!
    - Ever been in love? ... Yes and I still love my hubby of 33 years
    - Ever used fake tan? ... No
    - Which countries have you visited? .. None
    - Favourite city? Barcelona.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. ...NCIS and CSI.
    - List your five favourite films...?
    - Are you wealthy? ... No but I do the lottery every week!
    - Do you work? If so, as what? ... Was a Nurse until became disabled
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. ... Health & Social Care, Psychology, Human Biology
    - What do you like most about yourself? ... My positive outlook as I try to remember there is always someone out there who is worse of than me in the pain stakes
    - What do you like least about yourself? ... I need to say no sometimes.
     
  11. michael D

    michael D Type 2 · Active Member

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    hi folks
    got diagnosed about 6 years ago and on 2x2x 500mg mataformin all "okish" till last Thursday and tests came back blood sugars 25 :(
    I'll admit that lately my control has lapsed since September and there has been a lot of booze partaken was on a weekend away and a few social functions which is not my normal (3 pints and i am anybodies )
    so trying to be good trying out this low carb thing its a pain as i love chips and bread "fresh plain loaf" yummy
    love gums but took 1 off the kids last night and had to spit it out as it was far to sweet good thing ?? :(
    got a test on Wednesday with the dn and dietary nurse so expecting a spanking just hope the bloods are down
    and planning on starting daily blood testing
    p.s the last month is the best i have felt for the last 3/4 years now back to feeling tired and a little listless


    What is your name?... michael
    - How old are you? ... 45
    - Are you male or female? ... male
    - Which country are you from? ... scotland
    - Which city/area do you live in? ...glasgow
    - Are you religious?... No
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. ... annoying, irritating,sarcastic
    - Do you have any pets? ... Yes,1 cat 3 birds
    - Microsoft or Apple? ... linux.:)
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? ... nope but enjoy a good walk.
    - Do you get angry easily? ... No
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? ... none
    - What is your favourite flag? ... saltire
    - Ever gone camping? ... Yes
    - Ever been in love? ... Yes so i been told by the mrs 22yrs so far
    - Ever used fake tan? ... No
    - Which countries have you visited? .. turkey greece ireland england
    - Favourite city? glasgow.
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. ...most sci fi.
    - List your five favourite films...not got any favs
    - Are you wealthy? ... No,i am married !
    - Do you work? If so, as what? ... no
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. ... life is all about learning
    - What do you like most about yourself? ... annoying, irritating,sarcastic
    - What do you like least about yourself? ... i am always right
     
  12. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    My hero! :clap: :lol:
     
  13. dabmim

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    - What is your name? David
    - How old are you? 52
    - Are you male or female? Male
    - Which country are you from? England (London)
    - Which city/area do you live in? In Suffolk
    - Are you religious? I have beliefs
    - Do you have any pets? Yes a dog
    - Microsoft or Apple? I'd say apple but have microsoft as its cheaper
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Sport, what's that?
    - Do you get angry easily? Pretty easily yes.
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No hate them (earring are fine though)
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? R 'n' B soul type
    - What is your favourite flag? British of course
    - Ever gone camping? Not to my knowledge
    - Ever been in love? Oh yes, still am. :D
    - Ever used fake tan? Nope!
    - Which countries have you visited? Belgium, France, Italy, Spain
    - Favourite city? London (for visiting)
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Whitechapel, Bletchley circle, Coach trip, Alan Carr Chatty man, News
    - Are you wealthy? Nope
     
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm new here, I am very glad to be a member of this community, I'm a medical student and I've many queries related wit health. I think this is the best platform for me.
     
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    - What is your name? Robin Rumble
    - How old are you?54
    - Are you male or female?male
    - Which country are you from?uk
    - Which city/area do you live in?hartlepool
    - Are you religious?no
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.mischevious,loyal,
    - Do you have any pets?buster the jack russell
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?football F1
    - Do you get angry easily?no
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?no
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.queen,Mott the hoople,meatloaf,
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?rock
    - What is your favourite flag?chequered
    - Ever gone camping?yes
    - Ever been in love?still am
    - Ever used fake tan?no
    - Which countries have you visited?quite a few
    - Favourite city?prague
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    - List your five favourite films.
    - Are you wealthy?no
    - Do you work? If so, as what?bus driver
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.engineering
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    - What do you like least about yourself?
     
  16. DAC1

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    Hi everyone
    My name's Denny. I'm 59 years old and had type I diabetes for 41 years. And yes, I'm still in pretty good health. I retired 2 years ago and live in a wonderful town called Sevenoaks in Kent. I'm divorced with two sons aged 31 and 28 and have a gorgeous partner sharing my life although she lives separately from me at the mo.

    I'm looking forward to getting involved with the Forum.

    Denny
     
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    - What is your name? Suzanne
    - How old are you? 41
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Middlesbrough
    - Are you religious? Yes
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Loyal Impatient Curious
    - Do you have any pets? Yes, goldfish
    - Microsoft or Apple? Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Sport???
    - Do you get angry easily? Yes
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? Tongue pierced (nipples used to be pierced). Tattoos on left and right shoulder and left breast.
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Coldplay are favourite .. too many others in second place to mention.
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Everything, except jazz
    - What is your favourite flag?. Don't have one
    - Ever gone camping? Yes, hated it.
    - Ever been in love? Yes
    - Ever used fake tan? Yes.
    - Which countries have you visited? Wales, Scotland, Germany (was a snapper so don't recall it)
    - Favourite city? Newcastle
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Ummm, hard this one. Waking the Dead, Lewis, Wallander, The Apprentice, Dragon's Den
    - List your five favourite films. Once Upon a Time in America, Once Upon a Time in the West, Bonny and Clyde, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Gallipoli
    - Are you wealthy? No
    - Do you work? If so, as what? Housewife and Mother .. it's more than enough!
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. HATE studying! However, have studied religion.
    - What do you like most about yourself? Sense of humour. My empathy with others. Passion, if I am interested then I am passionate about it.
    - What do you like least about yourself? My impatience and jealousy. Oh yeah .. and I'm weak sometimes, particularly when it comes to food.
     
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    - What is your name? Not really a good idea on a public forum...lol
    - How old are you? old enough to know better (but I don't)
    - Are you male or female? Female
    - Which country are you from? England
    - Which city/area do you live in? Hampshire
    - Are you religious? nope...anti-theist
    - Pick three words to describe your personality. Dotty, silly, chilled
    - Do you have any pets? no...3 cats have me as their human slave
    - Microsoft or Apple? not fussed...whatever I currently have
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? none
    - Do you get angry easily? nope :)
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? nope
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. R.E.M. Bowie and a lot of current music except rap :)
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? softish rock
    - What is your favourite flag? The Union flag
    - Ever gone camping? Many times as a child
    - Ever been in love? Many times
    - Ever used fake tan? nope
    - Which countries have you visited? Scotland and France
    - Favourite city? Portsmouth
    - List your five favourite TV programmes. Dexter, Breaking Bad, Question Time, Lost in Austen and Merlin
    - List your five favourite films. 'As Good As It Gets', '1984', 'Sliding Doors', 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Santa Claus-The Movie'
    - Are you wealthy? I'm wealthy in family relationships and friendships..so yes
    - Do you work? If so, as what? I am self employed in retail on-line and do voluntary work when I can.
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Earth Sciences, Social Sciences and Politics
    - What do you like most about yourself? My ability to see opportunity in every challenge.
    - What do you like least about yourself? Can't think of anything...I'm practically perfect in every way :lol:
     
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    Include a photo here if you wish to.
    -What is your name? Andrew
    - How old are you?24
    - Are you male or female?male
    - Which country are you from?uk
    - Which city/area do you live in? Sheffield
    - Are you religious? Ummm :thumbdown:
    - Do you have any pets? Lance, black labrador
    - Microsoft or Apple? Apple
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play? Football
    - Do you get angry easily?no
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where? No
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands. Reverend & The Makers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, Oasis, David Gray
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is? Indie
    - What is your favourite flag? Irish
    - Ever gone camping?yes
    - Ever been in love?still am
    - Ever used fake tan?no
    - Which countries have you visited?South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Kenya, Thailand, UAE, Germany, Belgium, USA
    - Favourite city? New York
    - List your five favourite TV programmes? Friends, Coronation St, Hotel Inspector, Come Dine With Me, Masterchef
    - List your five favourite films. Shawshank Redemption, Matrix series, Bourne series, Good Will Hunting, Schindlers list
    - Are you wealthy? No, but comfortable in comparison to some my age
    - Do you work? If so what? Care Manager for older adults and adults with physical disabilities for my local authoruty, Sheffield City Council
    - List the subjects you study/have studied. Social care
    - What do you like most about yourself? Considetarion of others feelings
    - What do you like least about yourself? My internal ability to get 'down' quite easily.
     
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    ello, first time on this forum today, after being told by Doc today i most likely have type II. waiting for the result of the second blood test on monday.

    - What is your name?
    Chris
    - How old are you?
    40
    - Are you male or female?
    Male
    - Which country are you from?
    UK
    - Which city/area do you live in?
    Lincolnshire
    - Are you religious?
    nope not in the slightest
    - Pick three words to describe your personality.
    Helpful, loyal, dependable
    - Do you have any pets?
    Not any more
    - Microsoft or Apple?
    Microsoft
    - Which sport(s) (if any) do you like/play?
    Used to play volleyball, basketball, box, rock climbing and rugby. great fan of ice hockey
    - Do you get angry easily?
    I used to, its taken a lot of effort to change
    - Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, where?
    one tattoo on each upper arm
    - List your five favourite musicians/bands.
    Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Almighty, Madness,any blues
    - What would you say your favourite music genre is?
    Heavy Metal, rock or blues
    - What is your favourite flag?
    The white flag, because it means everyone can finally go home and put their feet up.
    - Ever gone camping?
    Yes many times. love the outdoors
    - Ever been in love?
    Yes
    - Ever used fake tan?
    Nope im not that vain.
    - Which countries have you visited?
    USA, Canada, Belize, Cyprus, malta, dominican republic, switzerland, Falklands, Ascension Island, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Bosnia, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
    - Favourite city?
    Dont like cities, full of madmen
    - List your five favourite TV programmes.
    NCIS, The walking Dead, babylon 5, BlackAdder, any documentaries
    - List your five favourite films.
    Aliens, The Abyss, Starwars (all), Ice hockey films, Leon
    - Are you wealthy?
    No, if only
    - Do you work? If so, as what?
    Aeronautical Engineer, also some Voluntary work
    - List the subjects you study/have studied.
    HNC/HND Engineering. MHFA course
    - What do you like most about yourself?
    Not a lot really... would be hard pressed to come up with something.
    - What do you like least about yourself?
    My body and my inability to take compliments or to say no
     
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