Diabetes & Ramadan Tips
For healthy individuals:
Fasting releases sugar into the blood to keep your brain and other organs working. When the sugar in your body is reduced, your body uses fat to fuel other organs and leaves the sugar for your brain.
When you do not eat suhoor and/or fasting for long hours, this process happens earlier in the day. You will be left feeling tired, sick and thirsty.
We recommend: Choose and plan your iftar, suhoor and snacks.
For a diabetic patient, fasting and eating during Ramadan leads to a number of complications: high blood sugar, low blood sugar, dehydration, blood clots, and increased blood acids.
We recommend: Keep these complications in mind if you choose to fast during Ramadan. To avoid any complications while fasting, diabetic patients must adjust the dose and/or timing of some medications. This will help prevent low blood sugar levels.
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