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The Diabetic's Dilemmas

The Diabetic's Dilemmas

Fasting can raise the risk of elevated or low blood glucose levels (hyper or hypoglycemia), dehydration, and blood clots for people with diabetes.

Hence, get the advice from your endocrinologist because insulin, other diabetic therapies often need to be adjusted due to the change in eating patterns.

Blood glucose testing usually needs to be done several times during the day, and your doctor may advise you to break your fast when your blood glucose is either too low or too high.

Ensure that you drink plenty of water during non-fasting hours and avoid sweet drinks.

Get the advice of your treating physician via telehealth if your blood glucose levels are unstable.

Go to the hospital if you experience low blood glucose levels, persistently high blood glucose levels, or feel dehydrated.

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Shenaz Seedat

Shenaz Seedat

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