Observe Roza, but with caution

Muslims who are diabetic and have heart problems need to be cautious during Ramzan fasting.

Kanpur: Muslims who are diabetic and have
heart problems planning to observe fast during Ramzan need to
be extra cautious as little carelessness on their part can
take a toll on their health, doctors said.

Patients of Type 1 diabetes should refrain from keeping
"roza" (fast) as they need insulin to maintain sugar level of
their body, Professor Sushil Gupta of Sanjay Gandhi
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow

He said those suffering from Type 2 diabetes should take
simple food alongwith their medicine in morning and during
"iftaar" (evening feast).

Adequate rest should be taken in case of weakness or
tiredness, he said, adding during Ramzan intake of food items
which are high in cholesterol are eaten therefore, heart
patients need to exercise caution with their eating habits.

Diabetic and heart patients should avoid rich food
completely, as it increases the blood pressure and sugar level
of the body, Professor Sushil Kumar Cardiology department at
SGPGI said.

These patients should frequently undergo checkup and
consult their doctor he added.


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