Category: Eat Well During Ramadan and Eid

  • EID

    EID

    EID Observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Eid celebrations begin. A glorious celebration that is followed by rejoicing, giving of alms and a feast of varied and delicious food. Gradually transition into your normal eating habits Returning to pre Ramadan eating patterns and food habits may cause a shock to your body’s […]

  • Foods to eat and drinks to drink during Ramadan

    Foods to eat and drinks to drink during Ramadan

    Healthy Eating during Ramadan Remember to eat sensibly and healthily all year round but also during Ramadan.  Divide your daily calories between Iftar and Suhoor with 1-2 snacks in between if needed. What types of food should I eat at Iftar? Begin with plenty of water to overcome dehydration from fasting and 1-2 small fresh […]

  • Exercise in Ramadan

    Exercise in Ramadan

    Lifestyle in Ramadan The month of Ramadan brings changes in lifestyle habits including prolonged fasting, different foods and meal timing, and longer prayer activities. Can people with prediabetes exercise in Ramadan? Although people fast for 12-20 hours based on time zones, increased caloric intake, reduced physical activity, and altered sleep patterns can affect metabolism and […]

  • When to break the fast

    When to break the fast

    When to break your fast? It is very important to test your blood glucose levels several times daily during your fast, so you can check you are keeping safe.  This is especially critical if you have type 1 diabetes or if you have type 2 diabetes and require insulin. Blood glucose monitoring and insulin injections […]

  • What happens to the body during fasting?

    What happens to the body during fasting?

    What happens to the body during fasting? When we fast, at about eight hours after our last meal, our bodies start to use energy stores through glucose and fat to keep our blood glucose levels normal. For most people this is not harmful. Some people with diabetes may not be able to keep their glucose […]

  • Diabetes in Ramadan

    Diabetes in Ramadan

    What is Ramadan Ramadan is the 9th month of the Muslim calendar. During this month, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is considered one of the five pillars of Islam.  Do all Muslim Fast during Ramadan? As per Islamic regulations, all healthy adult Muslims should fast. Although exceptions exist for people with serious medical […]