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January 27, 2015
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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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Side Note... State of Emergency


Sooooo.... I don't go watching movies that feature diabetic characters - on purpose.

The portrayal of diabetes in most media is abysmal to say the least. Last night, I was accidentally exposed. Which is only funny because of the movie I ended up falling upon. State of Emergen (READ MORE)




Endo Time


I've written before about how much I love my endo. He's a type 1 diabetic himself, a total sweetheart, smart, supportive, tough when he needs to be and he and his office staff are the BEST team I have ever had helping me with my diabetes management.

My last appointment brought l (READ MORE)




The Kindness of Friends... And Strangers


Diabetes is an often lonely road. No one can really help you carry the emotional burden - the overwhelming feeling of "too much" that comes along with it, the tiresome idea of "this is forever." That load belongs to the diabetic themselves. I know there are a dozen fears I very rarely - or even n (READ MORE)



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)



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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