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The Queen of Spaghetti

The Queen of Spaghetti

September 13, 2018 |
On my way to Milan, Italy next week, I’m preoccupied with what to pack, what to do, and – maybe most of all—what to eat. 
My Diabetes Vacation

My Diabetes Vacation

August 01, 2018 |
I’ve been a bad, bad girl.
My Father's Genes

My Father's Genes

June 29, 2018 |
How I Postponed My Diabetes

How I Postponed My Diabetes

June 06, 2018 |
Forget the apple.
In Defense of My Diet AND My Diabetes

In Defense of My Diet AND My Diabetes

April 25, 2018 |
It happened again.
Could I Go Vegan for Better Blood Sugar?

Could I Go Vegan for Better Blood Sugar?

March 19, 2018 |
Last week, I almost went vegan.
Diabetes and Valentine's Day: What's Love Got to Do with It?

Diabetes and Valentine's Day: What's Love Got to Do with It?

February 13, 2018 |
When it comes to Valentine's Day, I'm not a fan.
Getting Through the Holidays with Less Guilt, More Joy

Getting Through the Holidays with Less Guilt, More Joy

December 07, 2017 |
I started Thanksgiving with good intentions.
How to Cope with Stress and Crazy Blood Sugars

How to Cope with Stress and Crazy Blood Sugars

July 19, 2017 |
Last week I took off some time from worrying about my type 2 diabetes to have a breast biopsy.
The Exercise Habit

The Exercise Habit

June 20, 2017 |
My Search for Dr. Right

My Search for Dr. Right

February 14, 2017 |
New Year's Resolution: 6 Ways to Get More Peace of Mind

New Year's Resolution: 6 Ways to Get More Peace of Mind

December 27, 2016 |
This year, I’ve decided to get a jump on my New Year’s resolutions for 2017.
How to Stop a Bad Day from Becoming a Lousy Month

How to Stop a Bad Day from Becoming a Lousy Month

April 14, 2016 |
Ilene Raymond Rush has type 2 diabetes and a few thoughts on managing the urge to splurge on unhealthy foods when life gets stressful.
Diabetes: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

Diabetes: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been

March 17, 2016 |
When I think about the totality of my experience with diabetes, I think of the Grateful Dead’s lyric, “Sometimes it occurs to me/What a long strange trip it’s been.”
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