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Global Journal of Endocrinological Metabolism

The Personalized Nutritional Model for the Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus during Ramadan

Submission: April 17, 2018; Published: April 24, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GJEM.2018.02.000527

ISSN 2637-8019
Volume2 Issue1


Fasting during Ramadan during the holy month is a sacred duty for Muslims. The Koran requires Muslims fasting during the month. However, there are exceptions; sick people should not adhere to the post. Diabetes is one of these exceptions. According to the precepts of the Holy Koran, one must fast, but not to cause harm to their health. This is a personal choice of the patient. So, in the classic study of the supervisory EPIDIAR (Epidemiology of Diabetes and Ramadan) held on the territory of 11 Muslim countries, it has been shown that 43 percent of Muslims with diabetes type 1 and 79% of patients with diabetes mellitus type-2 compliance with fasting during the month of Ramadan. According to the world statistics, the number of patients with diabetes mellitus, adhering to the Ramadan, ranges from 40 to 50 million [1].

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