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Ilene Raymond Rush

Ilene Raymond Rush’s diabetes journey started with a diagnosis of gestational diabetes 25 years ago, while pregnant with her first son. For seven years, she avoided a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes with daily six-mile runs, but with her second pregnancy the gestational diabetes returned. In 1987, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and started on a regimen of drugs, diet and exercise.
Over this time, as a nonfiction and fiction writer for national magazines and the Web, Ilene has had access to scientists and the latest research on diabetes, a perk that has proved both inspirational and frustrating. It’s one thing to know what to do, but it’s another thing to do it.
For her every day is a second chance towards better care. While she doesn’t always succeed, she’s given up on achieving perfection. By giving herself a second chance — not stressing over that extra serving of cake or the occasional missed exercise class, she’s found she can deal better with everything from A1C readings to deadlines at work.

Articles by Ilene Raymond Rush

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