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October 31, 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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7 Things People With Diabetes NEVER Want To Hear...


Having lived with diabetes for over three decades, I've heard more than my fair share of ignorant comments. Sometimes, all I can do is shake my head and laugh. Other times, I get internally irate. And there are times when I take a moment to correct some piece of misinformation; if I feel my corre (READ MORE)



Moved!


Over the weekend, I moved my home from Providence to Pawtucket, RI. I really made an effort to purge out as much as I could in the weeks prior to the move so we were able to get everything I own over to my new home in two trips. Very exciting.

My new place is gorgeous, just remo (READ MORE)



Bad One....


I had a bad one last night. A scary low bloodsugar that reminded me just how tenuous diabetes makes my existence. I hate those. I hate the feeling that I'm anything less than a strong, capable woman. Diabetes, like a sledge hammer to the knees, has a way of hobbling the confidence I have in my h (READ MORE)



Take that Thing Off!


I no longer wear an insulin pump. Nor do I wear a CGM. I wish the latter were different, as I think a CGM would be quite useful, but the welts that it leaves on my skin - in spite of multiple efforts to fight that welts - are just unacceptable. I am, however, still interested in when people remov (READ MORE)



Test Before You Drive


I have a friend, M, who has diabetes and never, ever tests her bloodsugar before she gets behind the wheel. This has always worried me about her.

On Wednesday, she had a bad accident after passing out behind the wheel. She hit another car head on. I thank the universe that no (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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