Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 21st 2015 Contents B1
• Twitter: @GuardianTT • Web: guardian.co.tt
An anti-Muslim film that sparked
violence in the Middle East and death
threats to actors was reposted to
YouTube on Tuesday, a day after a federal
appeals court ruled the Web site should
not have been forced to take it down.
The roughly 14-minute trailer for
Innocence of Muslims was reposted by a
YouTube is owned by Google, which
Monday's court ruling by an 11-judge
panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of
Appeals cleared the way for YouTube to
remove filters blocking users from posting
the clip on its site.
The panel said a previous decision by a
smaller group of judges from the same
court ordering Google to take the film
down gave "short shrift" to the First
Amendment and constituted prior
restraint---a prohibition on free speech
before it takes place.
The smaller panel ordered YouTube to
take the clip down last year in response to
a copyright claim by an actress who
appeared in the film. The film, however,
could still be found elsewhere online.
Actress Cindy Lee Garcia sought to have
the clip removed from YouTube after
receiving death threats.
The film's writer and director, Mark
Basseley Youssef, initially posted the
trailer on YouTube in 2012. (AP)
Anti-Muslim film back up on YouTube after court ruling
GESTATIONAL DIABETES --- PART 2
Professor Bharat Bassaw is a senior
lecturer in the Department of
Clinical Surgical Sciences, head
of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit
at UWI s Faculty of Medical Sciences and
consultant at the Mt Hope Maternity Hos-
pital. He is also the university examiner
for the Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
(MBBS) and Doctor of Medicine (DM)
exams. Bassaw has done extensive research
on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM)
and has been making calls for healthcare
professionals to pay closer attention to the
illness which affects pregnant women and
their unborn. Last year, he staged several
lectures at UWI St Augustine on the topic.
In the conclusion of a two-part interview,
Bassaw tells reporter BOBIE-LEE DIXON
about GDM, how it is treated and long
term treatment of the disease.
What is the best treatment for GDM?
1 Diet Ideally, there should be a consul-
tation between the patient and a dietician.
Generally we advise about a 1,600-1,800
low calorie diabetic diet, and we divide that
into three main meals: breakfast, lunch and
supper; also, a mid-morning snack, an after-
noon snack and a late night snack, preferably
a fruit or vegetable.
For example, for breakfast we would advise
maybe one slice of toast bread, ideally whole-
wheat with very minimal margarine. Butter
should not be used, do not place jams or
any type of jellies on your toast. With that,
one can have a salad and any amount of
water. But if they are going to have tea or
coffee, then no sugar, and skimmed or low
fat milk is recommended if you must have
milk. If one is having juice, then it must be
fresh juice with no sugar added. The mid-
morning snack can be an apple.
For lunch, the best source of carbohydrates
is ground provision. Never fry it. Along with
your provisions, you can have peas, beans
and you must have your salad; and then
you need some sort of meat. The meat
should be one which has minimal fat. Fat
is one of the worst aspects of diabetes in
pregnancy. So one should ensure that the
meat one is having is very lean---preparation
is also important. Ideally, grill meats. The
afternoon snack might be a slice of toasted
bread, crackers, and if one wants to have
For dinner, if you going to have rice, it
has to be one spoonful of steamed rice,
maybe with some vegetables. Finally, the
late night snack should be a glass of milk
Milk is very important in pregnancy, but
it must be low fat. The fat in whole milk
is saturated and not healthy for your heart
or overall health.
With gestational diabetes, women are
also prone to develop high blood pressure.
Calcium used very early in pregnancy lowers
this risk, even if one is diabetic. In fact, it
is now the norm that doctors should rec-
ommend calcium to pregnant women.
2 Exercise This is very important during
pregnancy. But we cannot advise a women
to go and join the gym unless she was already
in the gym and is very physically fit. We
would tell her to cut back a bit, but continue
to work out. The best exercises for pregnant
women are swimming and just walking.
They should not be doing too much stren-
3 Medical care After a diet, then there is
need to access what we call level of control.
Because everybody is different, assessment
is important. One patient may have very
good control with diet alone, but for another,
that may be inadequate. And for us to have
a good outcome, we need to have immac-
Whereas for a non-pregnant adult, the
glucose levels may just rise and fall, in preg-
nancy, you want almost a straight line
throughout the 24 hours. That is why we
advise pregnant women to not just have
three meals, but also have snacks in between
main meals, because they help regulate the
If the diet is inadequate, the next line of
treatment is insulin. Insulin cannot be taken
as a tablet because it is a protein, hence it
would be digested away in the gastroin-
• Continues on Page B4
Dr Bassow said many more women are aware
of gestational diabetes and are taking better
care of themselves during pregnancy.
DIET, EXERCISE IMPORTANT
and just walking.
Links Archive May 20th 2015 May 22nd 2015 Navigation Previous Page Next Page