According to statistics, India has the third largest Muslim population and most of them keep Rosa during Ramzan. These include those with diabetes and thus, it is time to take precautions. Rosa can make changes in metabolism and during Ramzan, diabetic patients should adjust their diet plan.
There is a difference of 12 to 15 hours between meals in Ramadan, which can be a problem for Diabetic patients. Therefore, it is advisable to eat them regularly and on time. People with type 1 diabetes are at higher risk compared to people in Type 2 while fasting during the holy month.
Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr. K.K. Agarwal, President of HCFI, said, “This Ramadan will continue till the month of June and the period of fasting will be long due to the sunny hours of the day. It is important that people with diabetes consult with your doctor and regularly monitor blood glucose levels. People with type 1 diabetes and those with recurrent hypoglycemia have high risk during fasting. In people with type 2 diabetes, there is a possibility of hypo and hyperglycemia. The decision of fasting to the patient should be taken only by taking adequate consultation with the physician regarding risks. Patients insisting on fasting should be tested before Ramzan and physical activity, diet plan, Monitoring glucose and getting appropriate instructions about dosages and medicines. The management plan should be made highly personal. A close follow-up is necessary to reduce the risk of developing complications. ”
Some symptoms worth noting include blood fluctuations in levels, seizures, unconsciousness, blurred vision, headache, sweating, fatigue, and thirst. If any of these symptoms persists, the patient should abstain from fasting.
In Ramadan, continuous fasting of one month detoxes mind, body and soul and gives birth to man. Carefulness can help people to better control their health conditions even during fasting.
Some tips from HCFI
monitor blood sugar levels often.
Do not eat too much. Pay attention to the signs of the body and understand the appetite.
To avoid dehydration, be sure to break fast with sugar free and decaffeinated drinks.
Eat a limited amount of sweets.
Be sure to include lots of fruits, vegetables, pulses and yogurt in your diet.
Give at least 2 hours time interval between food and sleep. Avoiding complex carbohydrates just before sleeping is a good idea.
Avoid Deep Fried Foods. Also, ensure the time of intake of foods like starch, like rice and rotis.