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Mayo Clinic Q And A: Diabetes and fasting during Ramadan

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Your father's health care provider may suggest that he avoid fasting all together if he is at high risk of complications. If the decision is made to fast, your father's health care provider and diabetes care team likely will provide you with education about managing his diabetes and adjusting medications or insulin doses while fasting.

The most important thing to remember if your father plans to fast during Ramadan is that he will need to monitor his blood sugar closely, and family members will need to be mindful of signs of low blood sugar, including:

An irregular or fast heartbeat

Fatigue

Pale skin

 

Shakiness

Anxiety

Sweating

Hunger

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