This site is dedicated to helping those with Diabetes type 1 and type 2 to reduce some of the risks that come with fasting during Ramadan.
The pages below provide some good tips and articles on how you can manage your diabetes during Ramadan and also during the rest of the year.
Diabetes and Ramadan. This year, the Ministry of Health and the National Diabetes Patient Association (ASSAD)
invite you to follow the text messages with advice for a healthier Ramadan
Welcome to Ramadan! Check with your doctor if your glucose is normal, usually between 0,90g/L and 1,20g/L
Check and re-adjust your doses and timings of diabetes drugs intake before starting Ramadan fasting
Caution! Talk to your doctor if your glucose is over 2,5 g per litre. It’s very important, your diabetes have to be evaluated and balanced
Caution! Don’t fast if you are under insulin treatment.
Caution! Don’t fast if you’re suffering conditions or complications in heart, kidneys or eyes.
Caution! Don’t fast if you are diabetic and pregnant
Drink approximately one litre of water before starting a day of fasting
Drink approximately one litre of water after the end of fasting
Delay your physical activity at least for 2 hours after the end of fasting
Eat in moderation, avoid excessive eating, especially of foods rich in sugar such as dates
Check your glucose levels everyday: at the end of morning and in the mid afternoon
If at any moment in the day your glucose levels are below 0,70g/L, stop fasting and eat some food
If your glucose levels are over 2,5g/L, stop fasting and talk to your doctor
Don’t forget drinking plenty of water (1 litre in the morning, 1 litre in the evening). Avoid excess of sweets, fat and salt