Monday, December 16, 2013

Passing the Prenatal Glucose Tolerance Test

I have a number of things I do to pass this pregnancy test to avoid the inconveniences of a false positive diagnosis. I don't have symptoms. While some women who test positive don't feel symptoms (dry mouth, excessive urinating, cravings, sickness after high carb. foods, etc.), they are rarely re-tested to see if it was false positive. Many things can affect your blood sugar during the test: sleep, sickness, stress, etc. I wouldn't be too worried if I tested positive. I wouldn't be too sure it was right! That's my two cents.

For the one hour alternative food test, my medical practice doesn't require a fast, but that doesn't change your recommended protocol.  Which was:

Dinner the night before: just veggies, protein, not high in carbs and fat
Don't eat for 12 hr 
Walk before
If options are available in the one hour test, take just juice, no banana; 
Exercise for the hour/hours, perhaps in the bathroom inconspicuously.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Voice of the Martyr's Quotes

from their facebook page:

"I have found truly jubilant Christians only in the Bible, in the Underground Church and in prison." ~Richard Wurmbrand, in "Tortured for Christ"

"Only one Bible saved my life...saved my family. We need to print more Bibles!" ~Pastor in a restricted nation
(Through the help of generous donors, VOM will deliver more than one million Bibles into hostile and restricted nations in 2013.)

"O God, accept all my sufferings, my tiredness, my humiliations, my tears, my nostalgia, my being hungry, my suffering of cold, all the bitterness accumulated in my soul. Dear Lord, have pity also on those who persecute and torture us day and night. Grant them, too, the divine grace of knowing the sweetness and happiness of your love."
~From a Christian woman serving time in Vorkuta, the Siberian labor camp

"They [radical Muslims] put out flyers saying my days are numbered. I said, 'You are right! But my days are numbered by the Lord, not by you.'" ~Pastor working in the Middle East 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013