One out of every four people in Pakistan suffers from some form of diabetes and when the month of Ramadan approaches, many health-related questions and concerns arise in the minds of diabetics as to whether they can fast or not. If they are fasting, what should they do for a healthy and balanced blood sugar level, etc., the answers to which are very important.
Every Muslim wants to fast during Ramadan, the thought of breaking the fast makes a person feel depressed, so it is better to break the fast if the diabetic patient follows the advice of his doctor, some healthy principles and habits this month So the benefits and rewards of fasting can be obtained.
According to medical experts, Ramadan and fasting can solve many health problems. Fasting is the name of health, but diabetics should consult their doctor before fasting and follow the principles recommended by their doctor. ۔
According to medical experts, fasting is difficult for people who are taking insulin or are taking certain diabetes-related medications, if they are constantly monitoring their sugar levels throughout the month. And if you keep a close eye on your blood sugar level, they will understand it and they can easily follow their eating habits and fasting according to their sugar level.
According to diabetes experts, patients with type 1 diabetes should not fast, while patients with type 2 diabetes should consult their doctor before fasting so as not to face any emergency.
What are the symptoms of falling and rising sugar levels?
Symptoms of low blood sugar include sweating, chills, extreme hunger, blurred vision, rapid heartbeat, and dizziness. These include dry lips and frequent urination.
Medical experts recommend that diabetics eat a diet rich in protein and fiber during the month of Ramadan, while avoiding sweets and caffeine. Diabetics can consume a variety of foods during Ramadan. Just make sure it’s a balanced diet, too much of any food can be a nuisance.
Here are some tips from medical experts for diabetics:
Experts for diabetics recommend that diabetics first prepare themselves mentally for fasting.
The best advice given by experts is that every patient should prepare a chart of medicines and diet and procedures from their doctor before the start of Ramadan, do not make any decision about the medicine on their own.
People with diabetes should eat foods that are slow to digest in the morning. Under normal circumstances, diabetics cannot eat pratha made in the morning but they can eat pratha made with less oil in the morning. Haleem is high in fiber due to meat and pulses, which does not cause hunger for a long time.
Don’t use eggs for fear of high cholesterol. If diabetics want to use eggs, they can be eaten with half a yolk. Eggs can also be used in combination with a curry.
Diabetic patients who are more thirsty can use cardamom coffee in the morning, cardamom coffee can be added a small amount of milk or salted lassi can be used.
Never use sweet, itchy, crunchy, custard or any kind of sweet food during sehri.
Diabetics can break their fast with dates. Research shows that a date contains 6 grams of carbohydrates, which also contain minerals, fiber, phosphorus and potassium. Removes
Diabetics can eat one date while breaking the fast and if their sugar level is balanced, two dates can also be eaten.
Fruit licks can be eaten without sugar, cream and milk during iftar, and a small amount of lemon juice can be added to the fruit.
Plain water is considered the best in liquids, while a glass of lemon water made with salt can also be drunk. Diabetics should use only home-made foods. Try high amounts of oil, salt, red pepper and sugar. Avoid taking.
Diabetics can eat a loaf of bread with less spicy curry or a salad and raita when they are hungry at night. Rice can also be used but not more than a plate. If you feel hungry at night before going to bed A glass of milk can be drunk without sugar.
In order to have a good Ramadan and get the full benefits of fasting, it is necessary to take a walk for at least 30 minutes after Iftar and before dinner. Walking is also considered to be the best treatment for diabetics.
Diabetics should observe Ramadan according to their doctor’s advice, do not self-medicate or treat symptoms of high or low blood sugar.