In her press conference for her new single “Dasal”, Aicelle Santos revealed she has gestational diabetes and shared the risks she and her first baby girl, Zandrine, face.
When asked what warnings she received about her pregnancy, Aicelle shared that her mom advised her about reducing food intake. Then, in her third trimester, she found out that her sugar levels increased.
“Mommy ko kasi, alam nyang malakas ako kumain. So umpisa pa lang sabi nya, oh wag masyadong malakas kumain, Ayun na nga, pagdating ng third trimester, boom, tumaas yung sugar ko,” said Aicelle.
Then, Aicelle added that she has gestational diabetes and shared the risks her first child could face.
“So that got me worried. Kasi nga pagka may gestational diabetes ka you tend to give so much sugar to your baby and nagproproduce sya ng insulin. And nandun pa yung, if you read about it, may tendency na sa paglaki ng baby mo, maging diabetic din sya ganyan,” said Aicelle.
Thankfully, Aicelle succeeded in controlling her diet.
“So, I needed to control my diet. So yun yung ginagawa ko ngayon. Which, successfully, I’m doing,” said Aicelle.
According to NHS.UK, Gestational Diabetes is high blood sugar that occurs during pregnancy but usually disappears after giving birth. It can occur during any stage of pregnancy, with the second and third trimester being the most common.