Pilgrim’s Health

Health Guidelines for Patients with Diabetes

Patients with diabetes can perform Hajj, God willing, after conducting a medical examination and knowing their suitability for Hajj, but they must be aware of what they may be exposed to during that:
  • ​Hypoglycemia, which may occur as a result of stress, exposure to heat, and changing food and eating regimen.
  • Injury or ulcers in the feet or others, due to excessive movement and crowding.
  • Exfoliation of diabetic due to congestion, excessive sweating, and disturbance of the blood sugar level.
Here are guidelines for a diabetic pilgrim to avoid these problems:
  • ​Wearing a bracelet around the wrist or carrying an identification card stating that the pilgrim has diabetes and the type of treatment, so that the necessary assistance can be provided when needed.
  • Taking a glucometer to measure the blood sugar level daily and regularly, especially when you feel an imbalance in your blood sugar level.
  • Taking adequate amounts of diabetes medications, and following the diet according to the instructions of the specialist doctor.
  • Ensure that the insulin is cool during its transportation and storage by placing it in the appropriate ice container (thermos) or the refrigerator in the place of residence.
  • The pilgrim can carry some sweetened juices or sweets with him as a precaution to eat them when he feels symptoms of hypoglycemia.
  • Make sure to wear comfortable socks to protect the feet from any sores, and avoid walking barefoot.
  • It is recommended not to start Tawaf or walking between the Safa and Marwa only after taking treatment and adequate food, in order to prevent a decrease in the level of sugar in the blood.
  • Temporarily stop performing the rituals when experiencing symptoms of hypoglycemia.
  • Drink water in appropriate quantities and regularly.
  • Use the electric shaver of the pilgrim.​

Last Update : 23 June 2022 03:53 AM
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