Diabetes is not Hindrance to Fast

on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Diabetes is not Hindrance to Fast 

Muslims are in the second week of Ramadan, the Muslim diabetics are advised to take precautionary measures to monitor their blood sugar levels to avoid hypoglycemia (blood sugar that is too low) during the day and hyperglycemia (blood sugar level is too high) on night.

Therefore, patients with diabetes who want to implement fasting requested in advance seek advice from their doctor.

During fasting, the risk of blood sugar dropped to below normal levels are higher than normal time. If signs of hypoglycemia arise, you should consider stopping fast and take fruit juice or one tablespoon of sugar immediately. Do test your blood sugar levels if they are to stop fasting and also report any discomfort or fatigue experienced your doctor.

"Measurement of blood sugar levels preferably carried out in the early morning before fasting and after Iftar. However, you are advised to stop fasting blood sugar readings dropped below the target level should be in the morning and afternoon.

He added that Muslims with type 2 diabetes who do not require insulin injections are usually able to run without any problem fasting during Ramadan.

Patients who only require a fasting insulin injections usually no big deal but they are advised to see a doctor to find the right type of insulin for them.

While fasting, it is important for patients to recognize the signs of hypo and hipeglisemia, knowing how to handle them, measuring the blood sugar level in a certain way, drinking enough water and eating in moderation.

In addition to the problems mentioned above, there is another equally important matter of knowing about the symptoms of ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is a serious life-threatening condition and it occurs when the patient really a lack of insulin and blood sugar levels become too high.

Hypoglycemia refers to the condition when the glucose content in the blood and are reduced below normal levels.

Signs of hypoglycemia include feeling restless and unsteady, weak, extremely hungry, sweating, pallor, palpitations, trembling, pulse too fast and not too serious if unconscious. Knowledge about the signs of health complications is very important to understand the patient to avoid any problems and more severe complications.

Who is at risk? One of the cause hypoglycemia occurs is it has to do with the type of medication taken by patients to control blood glucose levels. Two types of drugs commonly used in hospitals, metformin and sulfonylurea. Metformin works to improve blood glucose levels without stimulating insulin production can minimize or does not pose the risk of hypoglycemia.

Sulfonylurea may cause a significant risk to the onset of hypoglycemia because it stimulates the production of insulin in the body as long.

Preferably before undergoing fasting, especially those at risk of diabetes to the doctor to change the dose of medication and insulin can be done according to their health condition.
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