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Diet suitable for diabetics in Ramadan 2022

 Diet suitable for diabetics in Ramadan 2022


In the month of Ramadan, a diabetic may suffer as a result of the new diet imposed by fasting, because this shift or shift from one dietary pattern to another sharply brings with it many challenges for the body.


If you have diabetes and are planning a suitable diet for fasting the month of Ramadan, it is important for you to visit your doctor to plan in advance to review insulin doses and times based on fasting times.​


Diet suitable for diabetics in Ramadan 2022

Due to the changes taking place in Ramadan, the diabetic patient should take into account the following when it comes to the appropriate diet, according to the website of Medicine.


Breakfast

Do not eat large quantities of food during breakfast, so that the sugar level does not rise sharply, and the amount of carbohydrates should be limited to the usual level.


Suhoor meal

The Suhoor meal must be balanced, ie:


Avoid high calories, oils and fats.

Avoid salty foods to quench thirst.


Avoid foods rich in sugar (such as sweetened drinks and qatayef).

​Snacks between suhoor and iftar


Eat a light meal between Iftar and Suhoor to reach a nutritional balance between the two meals.


Other rules of diet for diabetics in Ramadan 2022

You must take into account the following things for a healthy Ramadan in full:


Drink more water.

It is preferable to exercise or physical activity after eating breakfast, within an hour or two, within reasonable limits, provided that the exercises are not strenuous.


Exercising during fasting hours is not recommended at all, and it is preferable to avoid it.


 In the event of a sharp drop in blood sugar level, fasting must be ended immediately!


Reducing the intake of sweets as much as possible in Ramadan, because they increase thirst.


Coffee, tea, and soft drinks are diuretics and can cause dehydration.

Cut back on juices


When does a diabetic stop his fast?

During fasting, blood sugar decreases due to lack of food, and this is normal for non-diabetics, but for diabetics it is a critical condition, and fasting must be stopped immediately in these cases:


A drop in the blood sugar level to 60 mg/dL or less.

A blood sugar level of 70 mg/dL during the first hours of fasting.

​The non-compliance of the diabetic patient with these instructions (especially stopping fasting for the mentioned and emergency reasons), may put the diabetic patient at risk.


Therefore, a diabetic patient is advised to follow up with his doctor extensively during Ramadan, in addition to his commitment to the above-mentioned guidelines, and if he does so, he may guarantee a successful fast during Ramadan.


The recommendation to abstain from fasting is not definitive in relation to Ramadan and diabetes, as there are different types of diabetes and therefore the treatment methods vary.


A diabetic who intends to fast in Ramadan should see the attending physician in order to adapt the treatment and recommendations to the fasting period.

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