Diabetes-related Diseases

Diabetes And Chronic Diseases When Fasting During Ramadan

​Many diabetic patients suffer from the occurrence of complications, including cardiovascular diseases, stroke and kidney disease. This category is classified as high-risk when fasting during Ramadan, especially when fasting in an unsafe manner, this is due to the following:

  • Eating large amounts of carbohydrates.
  • Low levels of physical activity.
  • Not drinking enough fluids.
  • Irregularity in taking doses of medicines.

Therefore, the following guidelines should be followed concerning safe fasting for these groups:

  • Conducting a comprehensive assessment from the health care provider and specialized doctors (such as: cardiologist, neurologist, and nephrologist) to assess the health status before fasting.
  • Obtain dietary guidelines and modifications, change medication plan, and follow up based on individual risk assessment.
  • Drink a sufficient amount of fluids during the period between Iftar and Suhoor.
  • Carefully monitor blood glucose level and make weekly reviews in coordination with a healthcare provider to assess health status during fasting.
  • For kidney patients, foods high in potassium and phosphorus should be avoided.

Last Update : 30 August 2023 02:23 PM
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