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    The Best Fruits When You Have Diabetes

    "I never eat fruit because it has too much sugar!" This is a common phrase I hear clients say, and, as a dietitian, it always leaves ...

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    4 Tips for a Low-Glycemic Holiday

    The holidays are full of blood sugar-raising temptations. So, if you have diabetes, or are simply trying to be mindful of your blood sugar ...

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    5 Steps for Building a Satisfying Salad

    For many of my clients, the thought of eating a salad as their main course isn’t very appealing – and that’s understandable. We’re all ...

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    30 Snack Ideas for Type 2 Diabetes

    Snacking can be tricky when you have type 2 diabetes. Although you may feel hungry, you don’t want to boost your blood sugars before your ...

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    Yes, You Can Eat Chocolate With Type 2 Diabetes – Here’s How

    Finding room in a diabetes-friendly diet to fit in indulgences can be tricky—especially if you are a notorious chocoholic. If we are being ...

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    I Have Type 2 Diabetes – Here’s What I Eat in a Week

    “What do you eat?” I hear this question a lot – both from people who have type 2 diabetes and from those who don’t. To answer, I documented ...

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    Why I’m Eating Carbs Again

    Four months ago I admitted something to my endocrinologist that I hadn’t shared with anyone: I was hungry. Stomach-growlingly hungry. ...

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    5 Worst Foods for Type 2

    If you monitor your blood glucose levels regularly, you’ve probably noticed that certain foods, especially those high in refined ...

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    I Let Myself Indulge Over the Holidays. Here’s What I Learned.

    Last month, I shared my plan for a “guilt free” holiday – to allow myself an occasional Christmas cookie, to give myself a little leeway on ...

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    Going Vegetarian With Type 2

    It’s no secret that following a plant-based diet is good for us in many ways. Studies have shown that adopting a vegetarian lifestyle—or, ...


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  • Ilene Raymond Rush

    Ilene Raymond Rush

    Ilene Raymond Rush is an award winning health and science freelance writer. Based on her own experiences with type 2 diabetes, she brings a personal take and a reporter’s eye to examine the best and newest methods of treating and controlling the disease.

  • Anna Panzarella, RDN

    Anna Panzarella, RDN

    Anna Panzarella, RDN, CD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a background in health coaching, disease prevention and management. She has been working in the corporate wellness industry for the past 4 years and helps others to actualize their personal health goals through nutrition education, counseling and goal-setting. Anna is also an ACE Certified Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor.