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November 26, 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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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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Disclosure on Interesting Fronts


So.... I had a real bad low bloodsugar the other night. The kind of low bloodsugar that might have required an ambulance call had I not relented, finally and after much go around, to taking the treatment that was being offered to me. Ambulances make noise. They make lights. They make attention a (READ MORE)



Some Days It's Not So Easy


A few days ago, I wrote about how some days diabetes is a breeze. Some days, it's just not. Sunday was one of those diabetes days for me.

Even though I had a great, productive day in other ways - I cleaned, did laundry, visited a great friend, and then went and shared time with a (READ MORE)




World Diabetes Day - Thanksgiving


It's World Diabetes Day and today I recall the first time I saw a photograph of a child who died of diabetes before the discovery of insulin. It was at an ADA conference and the photo was something that burned into my ten year old brain and has remained there since. The child was basically a walki (READ MORE)



In My Shoes....


I've been seeing lots of posts around the DOC through the Blog Carnival about trying to get a better understanding of the way other people live with diabetes. In other words, "walking a mile" in another person's diabetes shoes.

I think I have a unique perspective when it comes t (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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