Fasting during Ramadan generally helps improve diabetic conditions

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KUWAIT CITY, March 6: The theme of the diabetes awareness for the holy month of Ramadan this year is “Your Sugar is Okay in the Month of Goodness,” reports Al-Qabas daily quoting Kuwait Diabetes Society Chairman and Endocrinologist at Mubarak Al- Kabeer Hospital Dr Waleed Al-Dhani. Al-Dhani, who also serves as Director of Kuwait Endocrine Fellowship Program, confirmed that “fasting during Ramadan generally improves diabetic conditions.

Most diabetics can fast in Ramadan, except some cases, such as those suffering from repeated drop in blood sugar level (hypoglycemia) three months before Ramadan and those with chronic diseases like heart, eye, nerve and liver conditions.

Diabetics who are injected with insulin multiple times a day, type one diabetics and diabetic pregnant women should also refrain from fasting.” He explained that diabetes is a chronic and lifetime disease; hence, the need for lifestyle changes, adherence to the doctor’s instructions and taking medication on time. “It could be accompanied with other chronic diseases like obesity, high cholesterol level and hypertension. Around 148 million Muslims all over the world are diabetic.

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