Diabetes care during Ramadan

Fasting during the holy month of Islam is an obligatory duty for all healthy adult Muslims.  A lot of diabetic Muslim patients opt to fast during Ramadan period.

There is poor evidence to evaluate the impact of fasting in this group of patients. Doctors generally respect patients’ decision to fast or not to fast, but usually will advise against fasting for patients on insulin therapy especially those with type 1 diabetes.

Some complications like high sugar, low sugar, acidosis, dehydration, etc may occur in high risk patients.

Please consult your doctor before you decide to proceed with fasting during this period. Our doctor and care manager will tailor your meal and medicine plan according to your dietary habits and medicine type as well as dosage. For instance, we may advise you to decrease your morning dosage to prevent low sugar incidence throughout the day of fasting.

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