Month: June 2014

My Sweet Road to Normal Blood Sugar

I know this isn’t as interesting as it sounds. But believe me, to us pregnant women, high sugar levels in the blood or gestational diabetes is a big deal.  Photo from http://www.health-sourcing.com/. According to my OB, Dr. Barrameda, high sugar levels in pregnant women can cause congenital diseases to babies. Upon knowing that my family has a history of diabetes, she went crazy on monitoring my sugar levels.  Before I tell you my ‘sweet story’, let me give you an overview of some technical terms that I used to not understand, too. Hehe.  OGTT – The oral glucose tolerance test measures the body’s ability to use a type of sugar, called glucose, that is the body’s main source of energy. An OGTT can be used to diagnose prediabetes and diabetes. An OGTT is most commonly done to check for diabetes that occurs with pregnancy (gestational diabetes). – source: WebMD So when doing the OGTT, the OB will either order 100g or 75g of glucose that you will take. During the first two tests, I was ordered to …

Life Happened

I feel like it’s been so long since I posted something. I only have one reason — life happened. I barely remember what happened in May, for sure I’ve been sleeping way too much. My sister-in-law had an emergency C-section last May 13 because her water broke early. She was supposed to deliver late June or early July. Lucy was born prematurely, but now she’s doing really well and gaining weight. She was very tiny when she was born, just a little over three pounds. Last June 1, we moved to a condo in Makati. Some things happened at home, and we had to go for a while. My father-in-law contracted pneumonia and was doing regular chemotherapy again for his lung cancer. It is not good for me and Taglet to be around him, so we decided to move out temporarily until he’s well and I’ve given birth. Condo living is not so new to me. Sort of. In Singapore, I used to live in flats that looks like condos haha! My brother and I …