Diabetic patients must control blood sugar levels before Ramadan: Study

AL AIN, — Controlling blood sugar before the fasting month of Ramadan is the best way to reduce potential dangerous fluctuations in diabetic people, a new research conducted by doctors at Tawam Hospital has revealed.

Patients who have high blood sugar levels before Ramadan are more likely to suffer from severe fluctuations during the month, according to the study, which was conducted over three months and involved 21 patients with diabetes mellitus Type 1 in the age-group of 10-20 years.

Researchers used a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) during the study to monitor the patient’s blood sugar levels.

Tawam Hospital is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).

Source: Emirates News Agency