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The bulk of literature indicates that fasting in Ramadan is safe for the majority of diabetics patients with proper education and diabetic management.

Ramadan Fasting and Diabetes Mellitus
10/31/2002 - Education - Article Ref: RR0210-1777
Number of comments: 16
By: Fereidoun Azizi MD, Behnam Siahkolah MD
Intl. Journal of Ramadan Fasting Research* -

 CONCLUSION

The bulk of literature indicates that fasting in Ramadan is safe for the majority of diabetics patients with proper education and diabetic management. Most NIDDM patients can fast safely during Ramadan. Occasional IDDM patients who insist on fasting during Ramadan can also fast if they are carefully managed. Strict attention to diet control, daily activity and drug regimen adjustment is essential for successful Ramadan fasting.

To shed more light on pathophysiological changes in Ramadan fasting, in particular in Muslims diabetics, it is recommended that a multicentric international controlled clinical trial be employed to assess the effect of differences in gender, races, physical activities, food habits, sleep patterns and other important variables on physiologic and pathologic conditions during Ramadan fasting.


Fereidoun Azizi, MD, and Behnam Siahkolah, MD
Endocrine Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, I.R. Iran
Address correspondence to: Prof. F.Azizi, P.O. Box 19395-4763, Tehran, I.R.Iran, Fax:+98-21-2402463,
E-mail:erc5c@geocities.com
Source: International Journal of Ramadan Fasting Research

Disclaimer: The IslamiCity editorial board does not support or oppose the views expressed in this article.


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