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December 20, 2014
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Nicole Purcell

Nicole Purcell lists having type 1 diabetes last when she's asked to provide information about herself - because that's where it belongs.

She is, first and foremost, a daughter, sister, aunt, partner, and friend and a professional fundraiser, writer, advocate, and dancer. Diabetes is both incidental and central in her life - an afterthought that makes its way front and center more often than she'd like it to.

A native New Englander, Nicole has worked as a fundraising executive for various non-profit organizations since 1997 and is a yoga instructor, boxer, and metal worker.

Nicole's has made another attempt at monkey training after her first miserable attempt. She is obsessed now with lesser known classical artists and the memoir of Leslie Caron.


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Tricky...


Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to han (READ MORE)



The Bed Has a Nicole Print...


I went to sleep last night and dreamed nearly immediately. In my slumber, I saw big buildings and giant purple birds and there was an underground city (a recurring theme in my dreams) and also I was late for an important meeting because I was swimming in an ocean filled with splashing kids and pink (READ MORE)



Piece of Mind Makes Ease of Bloodsugar


I had a great weekend.

Saturday was spent first having my hair cut and colored by one of my best friends, then heading for a three mile run. Next up was lunch with another of my best gals, followed by a text session with yet another of the ladies I love. I proceeded to the nail (READ MORE)




Making a Mess Via Ignorance


I shouldn't have ignored the little nibbles of a headache that were worming their way into my temples. But I did. I sat at my desk and tried to focus on the work I had to do. Things were going well and I didn't have time to stop over some silly little headache.

So I kept at it. (READ MORE)




Evil Stomach Bug


I have spent the past three days dealing with an evil stomach bug. Gastro issues, bloodsugar issues and a headache for the ages - along with a low grade fever - left me in bed trying (and mostly failing) to rest. I'm back at work today after two sick days, but still on slo-mo.

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Megan Holmes
Megan Holmes Megan was diagnosed in 2009 with Type I. As an RN, she was familiar with the medical side of her diagnosis; learning to be a good patient on the other hand, was and continues to be the challenge of her day to day life.   (Read More)
Michelle Kowalski
Michelle Kowalski Michelle Kowalski, a writer, editor and photography hobbiest living in Phoenix, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2005. In January 2008, as part of her quest to start on an insulin pump, Michelle learned that she actually has type 1 diabetes.   (Read More)
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