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Interventions in Obesity & Diabetes

Fasting in Ramadan and Diabetes

  • Open or Close Zia Ashraf1* and Mehwish Ameen2

    1College of Allied Health Professionals, Pakistan

    2Punjab Medical College, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author:Zia Ashraf, College of Allied Health Professionals, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Submission: May 14,2019Published: June 03,2019

DOI: 10.31031/IOD.2019.02.000550

ISSN : 2578-0263
Volume2 Issue4


During Ramadan, Muslim community fasts from dawn till sunset. In healthy adults, fasting has no proven harms rather have benefits. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and may have some consequences while fasting. The aim of our review was to determine, whether or fasting in Ramadan causes any complications in diabetes patients and to search ultimately the advice for management of fast while being diabetic. Ramadan fasting is very much acceptable in patients having type-2 diabetes which is well managed. Fasting may be allowed to type-1 diabetes patients with suggestion to monitor their blood glucose level several times a day.

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