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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 clown. 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 keeps a blog at CuriousGirl.
Nicole's foray into the world of parakeet training failed miserably; so she's gone with plan B - taking her own calls, delivering her own mail, and eating her own beets. Her most recent obsession is the CD Fortress Round My Heart from Ida Mariaâ€¦
Nicole Purcell is a writer, a poet, a friend, a daughter, a sister, an aunt. She is also a type 1 diabetic. Coming on three decades with the naughty passenger. 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.
I joined a burlesque troupe. And I am so excited…. I’ve been rehearsing two-four hours two times a week and in the interest of looking super cute in burlesque styled costumes – I’ve been running in the between days. I danced for years as a youngster and have found that getting (READ MORE)
How low can you go - said the meter to the blood
38, 22 and my head feels like mud
I poke my pinky again cause my index is tired
Hot, anxious, sweating, both exhausted and wired
3333 – that’s not right - uh oh seeing double(READ MORE)
We are not perfect. But in the diabetes world, there is extreme (I would say mostly internal) pressure to be.
Lately, I have been testing fewer than five times a day on average, and I haven’t done a basal test in over a year. The last time I tried basa (READ MORE)
One of my favorite bloggers, Bigfoot (link: bigfootchildhavediabetes.com), posted this from DSMA who suggests we get to know members of the DOC better! Funny thing, I think if you read my blog you probably know maybe a little more than you (READ MORE)
So, I wanted to start this new year off right - and although it had a rumbly beginning, I think that things will work out in the end. Eternal optimism - sometimes my best friend, sometimes my worst enemy.
I began a cleanse three days ago. It's a soup blend and a juice blend (READ MORE)
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)
Nicole Purcell lists having type 1 diabetes last when she's asked to provide information about herself - because that's where it belongs. (Read More)