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Can I fast with diabetes during Ramadan?

Fasting during Ramadan poses the question for most diabetics regarding health and safety. It’s a sensitive religious and social matter. Let's explore what points patients should consider before deciding to fast. The ability to fast varies from one patient to another based on many factors. The fasting risk is divided into three levels: low risk, medium risk, and high risk. Witch based on: • The type of diabetes • The patient's history & Complications • The patient fasting experience. Therefore, visiting the doctor before and after the month is crucial to get the appropriate protocol for you. Here are the threatening cases in which a diabetic patient avoids fasting: • Extremely high levels of blood sugar • Low blood sugar level to less than 70mg/dl • Dehydration occurs • High levels of ketogenic toxins in the blood, especially in type 1 diabetics. Fasting may be safe if you: • Has type 2 diabetes that can be controlled • Able to control diabetes using medications, or treatment sessions appropriate to your lifestyle If fasting is safe for you, you should pay attention to the following points: • Continues glucose monitor, whether it is too high or too low • Adjusting the therapeutic doses that you take • Follow your doctor's instructions regarding your diet and exercises. Finally, be ready to stop fasting if you face any complications or symptoms that may threaten your health. For more information about diabetics fasting, follow the provided tips by Nahdi specialists in the videos below.

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