Ramadan & Diabetes Care

by Sanjay Kalra, Abdul H Zargar

This book aims to improve understanding of the holy Ramadan fast and its management. The physiological and metabolic impact of Ramadan on euglycemic persons, and on people with diabetes, is discussed. This book comprises five sections such as overview, nonpharmacological management, pharmacological management, special situations in Ramadan, and management of complications, which include pre-Ramadan counseling, endocrinology of fasting, risk stratification of people with diabetes, beneficial effects of Ramadan fasting on health, nutrition recommendations for persons with diabetes during Ramadan, stress management and diabetes in Ramadan, physical activity in Ramadan, traditional oral antidiabetic drugs in Ramadan, type 1 diabetes mellitus and fasting during Ramadan, insulin in type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemic emergencies in Ramadan, hyperglycemic emergencies in Ramadan, and management of diabetic patients with comorbid conditions during Ramadan. For adherents of Islam, Ramadan is one of the five essential pillars of religion. For those with diabetes, Ramadan presents a metabolic challenge with potential health hazards of hypoglycemia as well as hyperglycemia. With adequate preparation and planning, however, most people with diabetes can experience, pleasant and satisfying fasting experience, without any negative impact on health. This book humbly aims to help people with diabetes experience these benefits of Ramadan, in a healthy manner.

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Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Kalra Sanjay
Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India
2. Zargar Abdul H All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9789386322265
Speciality Diabetes & Endocrinology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/13049
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2018
Pages 234
Book Type Professional


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