Healthy fasting advice for Muslims with diabetes during Ramadan and Eid
Although some diabetics can fast, it is important to follow up with your doctor regularly throughout Ramadan. to avoid the potential risks of complications such as high or low blood sugar and dehydration. Sometimes, your doctor may suggest that you avoid completing the fast if you are at risk of complications. Also, if you choose to fast, your doctor will adjust your treatments or your insulin doses so as not to negatively affect Ramadan fasting
Cases of diabetics that can complete Ramadan fasting
People with controllable other type diabetes and those with diabetes who can control their diabetes using treatments or treatments appropriate to their lifestyle while fasting.
The most important tips for when you complete the fasting month of Ramadan
- Continuously monitor your blood sugar levels.
- Adjust the therapeutic doses you take daily.
- Regularly monitor for signs of low blood sugar.
- Follow your doctor's suggestions for what you eat, drink, and exercise.
- Avoid eating sweets in large quantities and reduce your intake of fat and salt.
- Eat slowly and in amounts appropriate to your needs. And stay away from big meals.
- Prepare to stop fasting if you have low or high blood sugar
The most important tips for Diabetics to Enjoy the Holidays Safely
- Eat plain cereal and avoid dairy, which may lead to high blood sugar levels.
- Be careful not to put sugar on the cake, or put a very simple layer on top and wipe the sugar after applying it
- Breakfast can be replaced by eating three or two small bites and one biscuit with tea or coffee without adding sugar
- Do not eat excessively salted fish and fesikh during the days of Eid al-Fitr because it leads to high blood pressure and heart disease.
- It is preferable to eat grilled fish instead of fesikh and herring because it does not raise the level of sugar in the blood