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Ramadan and Diabetes Management

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood.

Ideally, in case of diabetes fasting is not allowed. However during Ramadan, if you really like to keep fast, following guidelines will help you.

Lower risk – Healthy individual with hba1c lower range than 7.0% and treated with oral medications. May choose to fast but observe the body changes.

Moderate risk – Healthy individual with hba1c lower range at 8.0% and treated with oral medications. May choose to fast but always take precautions. Continue reading “Ramadan and Diabetes Management”

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