Aligarh: Diabetics, aspiring to quick within the holy month of Ramadan with out a disturbance within the blood sugar ranges, had been supplied recommendation from proficient well being consultants in the course of the Extension Lecture on ‘Administration of Diabetes throughout Ramadan’ organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology and Division of Drugs, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical Faculty (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim College (AMU) on the convention corridor of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre.
“Administration of Diabetes Mellitus in Ramadan is a difficult activity confronted by all Physicians, Diabetologist and Endocrinologist,” stated Prof Shadab A Khan, Chairman, Division of Drugs.
He shared recommendations on how diabetics can quick safely and the perfect occasions to check the blood sugar ranges.
“This extension lecture programme could be very helpful and well timed as a result of Ramadan is simply across the nook,” added Prof Shadab.
Dr Hamid Ashraf (Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology) identified: “It’s really usually the perfect time for us to encourage and nudge wholesome behaviours, as persons are extra reflective they usually additionally take a look at the well being elements of fasting”.
He emphasised that fasting in Ramadan has differential dangers for various people with diabetes.
“These with uncontrolled diabetes, recurrent episodes of low blood glucose, pregnant ladies and kidney issues are at excessive danger and it’s best for them to keep away from fasting; whereas folks with well-controlled blood sugar, no episodes of low blood glucose and with out the comorbid situation can quick,” he careworn.
“Over 150 million folks everywhere in the world quick in the course of the month of Ramadan. Latest research have proven that intermittent fasting is useful for well being in regular folks. It results in enchancment in sugar and ldl cholesterol stage,” stated Dr Sarah Alam (Advisor Endocrinologist, Asian Hospital Faridabad).
She highlighted that fasting for folks with diabetes mellitus could be related to sure dangers. It’s advisable that the diabetics ought to undertake session with medical doctors earlier than starting the Ramadan fasts.
Consultations with well being staff are essential for diabetics aspiring to quick as a result of they might want discount or change in drugs throughout Ramadan, stated Dr Jamal Ahmad.
He additionally suggested diabetic folks to eat sparsely throughout Iftar and Suhoor and to keep away from sugary drinks, fried meals and excessive carbohydrates weight loss plan.
Dr Jamal additionally really useful frequent checking of blood glucose throughout Ramadan.
Prof Rakesh Bhargav (Dean School of Drugs) and Prof Shahid Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC) attended the extension lecture.
Dr M Uwais Ashraf carried out the programme. Dr Hamid Ashraf prolonged the vote of thanks.