pregnant diabetic

Okay so many of you know about Ramadan, the month in the islamic calander where every muslim who’s not travelling, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic or on their period or is ill or elderly has to fast from dawn until sunset and refrain from smoking, sex, swearing, etc. Instead of sending everyone I follow what I would like them to tag as #nsfr (not safe for ramadan), here is a list of things to tag:

  • food
  • nudes/ nsfw
  • kissing/ pda
  • smoking
  • bad language

I’d appreciate it if people reblog this so every muslim doesn’t have to ask the 400+ blogs they follow to tag stuff. Thanks!

The Contest Part 13- FINISHED VERSION

To celebrate Supernatural’s 15th season, the producers have decided to hold a contest to cast an unknown in a recurring role as Sam’s rumored love interest. They are doing open casting calls all over the country. Your best friend Nikki wants to go and she drags you along.

A/N:  My inspiration for Nikki is the one and only Red, @oriona75 . So I’m actually telling two stories here, Jared and Y/N’s, and Sam and Gemini’s.  It flips back and forth, so try and keep up! :)

Characters: Reader, Best friend Nikki (OC), Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Cliff, Emily (OC) other Supernatural cast and crew

Part 1 (all parts are linked)

Dr. Jenkins came running up to the set.  Emily had regained consciousness but was very disoriented.  I was holding her hand and talking to her softly to try to keep her calm.  He knew I was a nurse so he asked me to give him a report.  I kept it brief.  “She’s 37 weeks pregnant.  Gestational diabetes.  Started seizing.  I tested her sugar, it was 500.  She told me her blood  pressure has been running high lately.”

The EMT’s had arrived and Dr. Jenkins filled them in.  We all stood around while they did a quick assessment.  Jared came up next to me and held my hand while we waited.  They loaded Emily on to the gurney in preparation to take her to the hospital.

“Do you need someone to go with her?  I’ll go.” I told them.

“I’m sorry Y/N, but we have to get this episode in the can today.  You still have scenes to shoot.  Dr. Jenkins can go with Emily.” Phil said.

I opened my mouth to protest, but a warning elbow in the ribs from Nikki made me shut it. Oh yeah. I’m not a nurse now, I’m an actress.  The show comes first.  I flashed Phil a smile.  “No problem, Phil.  I understand, the show must go on.”

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Daughter of a fighter

I remember the morning of the day my mom passed. Saturday, April 8th, 2017. She was so so sick. The pneumonia had her at her weakest. Her failing kidneys made the fight tougher. But, she still insisted on making me a lunch for work. Then she did the dishes. Yes. She was very strong willed and did what she wanted. Even at her worst. My mother was the toughest person I knew. She fought sickness her entire life. Her lungs were bad as a child. Then, she got gestational diabetes while pregnant with me and it eventually turned into full blown type 1. There were many times I thought I was going to lose her. I cried myself to sleep as a kid, fearing the day it happened. Now, my nightmare has come to life. And it’s literal hell. But I am the daughter of a fighter. And I will get by. Even if it takes me the rest of my life.

In response to requests from family, friends and Muslim patients I am sharing some advice for Ramadan.
Please like and share if you find the advice useful

1. If you are a big coffee drinker and was not able to taper coffee in the weeks before Ramadan - try drinking coffee during suhoor. Just be ware that the caffeine can dehydrate you if taken in excess. Coffee withdrawal headache will be the worst in the first week

2. Avoid too many sweets/carbs during suhoor- they will make you thirsty and you will get hungrier sooner- shoot for high protein foods, fava beans, low fat cheeses, eggs. Fresh vegetables and fruits during suhoor will give you potassium which will make fasting easier. Good foods are bananas, cucumbers, avocados and most other fruits/vegetables.

3. Avoid a large portion of food (especially carbohydrate rich foods) during Iftar time- break your fast with dates per Islamic tradition as it will give you much needed energy and nutrients. When you feast for Iftar- blood will rush to your stomach and you will find little or no energy to pray. In addition- your sugar will likely drop further hours later and you will find you need to compensate by overeating. small regular meals are ideal. eat slowly to help your body digest the food better.

4. Avoid heavy meals/sauces with lots of salt as they will make you thirsty. Make sure you drink anywhere between 32-64 ounces of water a day (1-2 liters). fill a water bottle of this size to make sure you have reached your goal.

5. If you exercise regularly- you can still exercise during Ramadan- just avoid doing it earlier in the day since you may get more dehydrated as the day goes on. you can exercise in the 1-2 hrs before Iftar- and if you cannot do that- then exercise at least 2 hours after iftar. void exercising immediately after Iftar.

6. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic or taking regular medications throughout the day- remember YOU DO NOT NEED to fast. If you are inclined to fast, ask your doctor is fasting is right for you. If you take once daily medications such as blood pressure medications- you can take them once during iftar or suhoor. twice daily medications can be given with suhoor and iftar respectively. (this may be different with different medications so make sure you speak to your doctor).

7. Fish are generally are nutritious- but avoid eating them during su7oor because it will make you drink a lot of water.

8. Good sources of carbohydrates are those that are digested more slowly- wholegrain bread, brown rice, quinoa, beans. white bread/rice and sweets are digested faster and are likely to make you hungrier in the hours that follow. If you need something sweet- go for fruits. if you crave a ramadan treat- have a very small amount and eat it very slowly.

9. Avoid frying your foods and using excessive oil. Bake your foods instead. Try to concentrate on seasoning with fresh herbs and lemon which are useful for the body rather than focusing on the butter and salt.

10. Remember - Ramadan is not about food, its about self discipline and worship. Don’t let unhealthy eating traditions/habits get in the way.

Ramadan Kareem- share if you find the advice useful. and don’t forget to keep us all in your prayers.

—  Hoda Eltomi, MD
Family Doctor. Harvard Vanguard
Clinical instructor- Harvard Medical School
Rant

Okay, I get pretty mad when people make alot of diabetes jokes. Or someone eats sugar and people make jokes like “Hahaha you’re gonna get diabetes!”
Cos it’s horrible, and deadly. My friend has diabetes and she was in a coma twice. She is always in the hospital, she had to have insulin poked into her abdomen through a needle every 2 minutes for about 2 weeks. She can’t get a license or a job because it’s made her disabled. She’s always sick.
And I might have it. Honestly, I don’t even eat much sugar, but it runs in the family. I am starving 24/7, I don’t get sleep because of it, and being hungry makes me feel dizzy and like I’m going to faint, shakiness. I lost balance because of it. And I get seizures cos of it. I get anxiety when going to sleep because I feel like I’ll go unconscious and die if I fall asleep.
And now my friend, who’s pregnant, has diabetes (a type you only have while you’re pregnant). She has to get poked with a needle constantly while pregnant, she’s been to the hospital twice this week.
Please, it’s really serious, try not to make jokes about it. Especially if you don’t know someone. Because when you’re suffering everyday from it, hearing people laugh about it hurts really bad. I don’t like to tell people about it because I’m scared they’ll laugh at me and tell me to keep out of the sugar.