Ivana Alawi’s younger sister Mona opened up about her battle with a nerve damage problem as a result of complications with diabetes.
In Ivana’s latest vlog, Mona got candid about her battle with diabetes and how she’s been coping with it over the last few months. Unlike before, Mona said she was already able to control her blood sugar levels.
“I’m type one diabetic and for a while, hindi talaga controlled ‘yung sugar ko even though nagtutusok naman kami. Recently, hindi ako okay. Alam mo ‘yung nagkakasakit ako? Nag-start din ako dito sa pump. And then nu’ng umokay na ‘yung sugar ko for the first time in ten years,” Mona said.
“Kasi dati lagi akong high, 300 or 400. And ngayon, nasa normal na ako which is 90 to 140 ganun. Pwede pa sa akin ‘yun kasi nagbibigay naman ng insulin. 120 normal kapag normal ka. Pero 140 kapag sa diabetic, normal,” she added.
Then again, Mona said she was recently diagnosed with a diabetic neuropathy or a type of nerve damage that occurs among those who have diabetes.
“After nu’n, nagkaroon ng problems ‘yung nerves ko kasi nagulat ‘yung katawan ko. Sanay kasi sila sa mataas na sugar. So ‘yung nerves ko, nagulat sila tapos nagkaroon ako ng diabetic neuropathy. Pero I will get better. Hindi naman siya incurable,” she said.
Reassuring her supporters that she’ll get better in time, she stated: “May gamot siya but it will take some time para umokay ako.”
With many wondering why Mona has been missing from several vlogs she did with her brother Hash, Ivana decided to answer fans and explained that her sister got hospitalized several times in the past couple of months.
“Ilang beses siya naospital nu’ng pandemic. Tapos alam mo ‘yun, hindi kami makadalaw. Pero isang beses, dumalaw ako. Wala akong pakialam, wala akong trabaho. Tapos nag-PPE ako tapos nagpunta ako du’n sa room nila,” she said.
“Kasi ilang beses na siyang na-ospital dati. So ngayon, umookay na,” she added.
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Meanwhile, Mona promised she will continue to keep fighting for her family, her fans, and herself.
“Mahirap siya but I’m fighting and I’m going to keep fighting para sa pamilya ko, para sa sarili ko and para sa inyo kasi love ko kayong lahat,” she remarked.