DIABETES AND RAMADAN

 

When fasting can have adverse effects on his health, the Muslim is allowed not to fast.
Unfortunately, more and more people are exempted from fasting refuse the exemption granted to them religiously. They then commit wrongdoing since fasting is detrimental to their health. This situation occurs especially in patients with chronic disease such as diabetes.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS ?

- During the day, the main risk is to hypoglycemia if the patient has not taken the trouble to adapt his treatment in consultation with her doctor.

- Conversely, at sunset, any excess calories increases the risk of hyperglycemia, leading to an intense thirst and particularly abundant urine up to dehydration.

There is diabetic, criteria prohibition of fasting:

- Diabetes type 1 (patient under insulin)
- Diabetes type 2 unbalanced (patient under oral antidiabetic treatment)
- The presence of degenerative complications: diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina), diabetic neuropathy (damage to peripheral nerves), diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease)
- Pregnant woman diabetic,
- Diabetic woman breastfeeding.

WHAT ARE THE ACTION ?

It is important to have a medical opinion for each patient:

1° Your diabetes must be balanced by the treatment for over a month,
2° You must, before starting to fast, go see your doctor and tell him your intention to fast,
3° During the fasting day, you should check your blood sugar more often than usual.
4° Having a balanced nutrition (moderation of Iftar and Shur is compulsory).
5° If your blood sugar drops below 0.70 g / l, you must break the fast even if your intention was to fast all day. This is very important because if you do not break, you put your life in danger.
So be careful and put your health first

SAIDAL wish you a very happy Ramadan.