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    How I Eat Out With Type 2

    Eating out with Type 2 diabetes used to be like walking through a mine field. Navigating meatloaves packed with breadcrumbs and mashed ...

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    Enjoying Vacation While Managing Type 2

    Early this September, my husband and I boarded a flight to Milan, Italy. Our seatmate was the maître d’ of Galatoire’s, an excellent New ...

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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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    6 Changes I Made After My Husband’s Heart Attack

    Several years ago, my husband woke up with pain beneath his arms, as though he had “been on the parallel bars all night.” When the pain ...

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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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    When You Realize Your ‘Low-Carb’ Diet Isn’t Really Low Carb at All

    Last week, I had a realization: the “low-carb” diet plan I’ve followed for over ten years is not, in fact, low-carb at all. I realized this ...

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    How I Use Exercise to Manage My Type 2

    Let’s talk about exercise. I don’t mean intense, kick-your-butt, “so hard it hurts” exercise. All of that can be good, of course – if ...

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    Paleo for Type 2? Pros and Cons

    Thinking about “going Paleo” to help manage your diabetes? You’re not alone. Many in the type 2 diabetes community are adopting the Paleo ...

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    5 Snacks to Stabilize Your Blood Sugars

    Are you sticking to three healthy meals per day but still having a hard time stabilizing your glucose numbers? Many of my clients find it ...

  • Low-Fat Vegan Diet for Reversing Diabetes

    Can a low-fat vegan diet be the prescription for type 2 diabetes reversal? The payoff is high, but it is a huge leap for Americans used to ...

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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.