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April 17, 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 Tropigal with Chifferobe Productions, a vintage performance company.

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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That Stomach Thing


So there is a nasty, nasty stomach bug circulating in this neck of the woods, right alongside a resurgence of the flu. The Emergency Room at my work is overrun and on diversion (which never, ever happens here). Four of the people on our eight person team here have already gone down with the nastin (READ MORE)



The Story of My Life


This phrase has always thrown me a bit.

It's almost always uttered after relating a really bad experience or list of bad experiences. Wow, dog pooped on the rug, kids got head lice, and my car broke down - story of my life. You almost never hear the same phrase uttered on the o (READ MORE)




Complications Most People Don't Think Of


There are major diabetes complications out there that I'm very fortunate (knock on wood) to not have. My blood pressure, kidneys, nerves, and eyes all seem to be in fine working order after three decades. I hope that it stays that way for decades to come.

I do however have at l (READ MORE)




Lost


Feeling a little lost on a number of fronts this morning. Well, actually, for the past several weeks.

Though I know that lost feeling is normal for people to have here and there, it causes a definitive decline in my diabetes management, with which I've been struggling already fo (READ MORE)




Survey Says...


I saw this posted on someone's Facebook a long time ago, and my brain is mushy this morning... Soooo, I thought I'd use this survey to get my writing juices flowing.

Your chronic: Type 1 diabetes

Only chronic? Yes, though I've had on and off bouts of hypothyroid (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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