A Better Life with Diabetes - Fasting during Ramadan: what diabetic patients should consider
On May 14, 2018
Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is an important spiritual practice for Muslims. Diabetic patients can fast safely in most cases, if certain measures are taken.
Every person is different however, and fasting may affect diabetics in some cases or even lead to serious hypoglycaemic complications. Consultation with your doctor is advisable before you begin fasting. You will receive individual information on what exactly to consider and how you can modify your diabetes management. Instructions will be provided regarding glucose monitoring, the risks of fasting, nutrition and exercise. Your doctor will also advise you on any necessary changes to your medication.