Latest Posts from Ilene Raymond Rush

Newly Diagnosed? What I Would Tell Someone With Type 2 Diabetes

Newly Diagnosed? What I Would Tell Someone With Type 2 Diabetes

While technological advances like continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps have improved life for people with diabetes, developing healthy eating ...

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Why I Want to Avoid Talking About Type 2 Diabetes

Why I Want to Avoid Talking About Type 2 Diabetes

You might not believe this, but I really don’t like talking about my type 2 diabetes.

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‘You Don’t Look Sick,’ and Other Misconceptions About Type 2 Diabetes

‘You Don’t Look Sick,’ and Other Misconceptions About Type 2 Diabetes

When people learn that I have diabetes, they often express surprise. “You aren’t overweight,” they say, giving me a once-over with their eyes ....

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How I Keep My Diabetes in Check When It’s Hot Outside

How I Keep My Diabetes in Check When It’s Hot Outside

Today the temperatures in the upper northwest of the U.S. are breaking records; where I live in Philadelphia, we hit 98 last week ....

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Are Roller-Coaster Blood Sugar Levels Affecting Your Mood?

Are Roller-Coaster Blood Sugar Levels Affecting Your Mood?

Have you been irritable lately? You know, a bit touchy or testy. Annoyed, agitated, even a little angry? If your answer is “yes.” Do you know why?

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Conversation Chit-Chat: When I Offer Advice About Type 2 Diabetes

Conversation Chit-Chat: When I Offer Advice About Type 2 Diabetes

Last week, I was crossing Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia when I noticed a large man toting a bag of burgers and fries limping beside me ....

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