Diabetes Management During Ramadan

Do’s & Don’ts while observing a Fast during Ramadan


  • Consult your doctor prior to, during and post Ramadan

  • Take suhoor meal as late as possible, especially when observing a fast for >10 hours

  • Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your meal

  • Include high fibre food in your diet

  • Drink plenty of water and sugar free beverages during non-fasting hours

  • Monitor your blood sugar level multiple times daily, especially if you are taking insulin


  • Do not ignore any of the warning signs of low or high blood sugar levels and consult your doctor immediately

  • It is advisable not to continue fasting if blood sugar level goes below 70 mg/dL or if it goes above 300 mg/dL

  • Limit the intake of fried foods, sweets and caffeinated drinks as much as possible

  • Avoid excessive exercise especially during fasting hours

  • In any case, do not stop taking medicines without consulting your doctors

Warning Signs to know while observing a Fast during Ramadan

Low Blood Sugar Symptoms

  • Sweating

  • Confusion

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

High Blood Sugar Symptoms

  • Extreme thirst

  • Frequent urination

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea/vomiting

If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.

To know more, consult your doctor today.