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 – someone 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.