People with diabetes have always been advised to eat at regular intervals and not forget to take their medications. However, during the month of Ramadan when people fast from sunrise to sunset, they have to make a number of changes to ensure they are safe. In particular they should not have hypoglycaemia (Low blood glucose), high blood glucose, dehydration or any other life threatening complications like Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state (HHS).
Read this comprehensive article, which explains how to safely fast during Ramadan, if you have diabetes and also how to safely fast when we are being asked to isolate during coronavirus pandemic.
Please always consult your diabetes specialist near you before you make any changes to your medications.
Dr Chinnadorai Rajeswaran is a consultant Physician specialising in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity. As a private endocrinologist he has private endocrine, diabetes and weight loss clinics in Harley Street, London, Chennai (India), Claremont Hospital, Sheffield, Nuffield Hospital, Leeds and Simplyweight, Bradford.
He has face to face consultations with people from Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield, Doncaster, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Bradford, Harrogate, Leeds, Sheffield, London and Chennai (India). He also offers video consultations.