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Ramadan calendar for diabetes sufferers
3:47pm Friday 13th July 2012 in Health
A RAMADAN Calendar has been created to help people with diabetes who plan to fast from sunrise to sunset during the Muslim holy month.
Raj Chandarana of Diabetes UK, producers of the calendar, said: “Although Muslims who have diabetes do not have to fast, many will choose to.
“The major problem during the fast is the potential onset of hypoglycaemia, also known as a ‘hypo’, when the body does not have enough glucose in the blood.
Those who fast should eat food that is absorbed relatively slowly, such as basmati rice, pitta bread, chapattis and dhal, before they begin the fast.”
Raj also advises regular blood sugar level checks. Download the Diabetes UK calendar at www.diabetes.org.uk/ramadan.
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