Bringing Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes

SingForNicole was founded in honor of Nicole Wilson. Nicole died in her sleep on May 3, 2014 from complications associated with Type 1 Diabetes. She was 15. We believe she suffered from the aptly yet oh so cruelly named Dead In Bed Syndrome Рsomeone with insulin dependent diabetes has gone to bed seemingly perfectly fine and then found dead in an undisturbed bed. Dead In Bed Syndrome is thought to account for about 6% of cases of all deaths in under 40 year old people with type 1 diabetes. One theory is that the combination of Type 1 Diabetes, Hypo Thyroidism and Mitral Valve Prolapse with a night time Hypoglycemia triggers a disturbance in heart rhythm. There was no warning. She went to bed with a normal blood sugar and simply did not wake up. We called 911, attempted CPR but there was nothing that could be done. After Nicole’s death, SingForNicole, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and Dead In Bed Syndrome.