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Workshop on 'Is it safe for people with diabetes to fast in Ramadan?'
June 1, 2014, 1:03 pm

When: June 7 

Where: Meeting Hall, 5th floor, Dar Al Shifa Clinic,  Baghdad street, Maidan Hawally (next to Kuwait Hayatt hotel and Shaab Park )

The Holy month of Ramadan will begin in a few weeks. It is known that complications of diabetes increase many times during fasting and some of these  can be life threatening. Fasting being one of the five pillars of Islam, many people with diabetes fast despite knowning the dangers and the exemption granted to them by the religion. Members of other religions also may fast due to social or other reasons.

However it is absolutely essential that those who want to fast should have good knowledge and should have good diabetes control before they fast. They should also have their food, lifestyle and medicines adjusted after a discussion with their doctor. This way the complications may be reduced and fasting is safer for the person.

Cochin Tower Club in association with Dar Al Shifa Hospital & Clinic, the premier healthcare provider is holding a free workshop on
‘Is it safe for people with diabetes to fast during Ramadan?’

The workshop would be led by the Indian specialist Dr. Noble Zachariah M.D. (CMC, Vellore). The talk and slides will be in English but discussion can be in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam or Arabic. The event will start at 6.30 pm on Saturday, 7 June 2014

The following topics will be discussed:
1. Complications occurring while fasting and the risk groups
2. How to modify the eating pattern
3. How to modify the exercise program
4. How to modify the medicines taken

There will be free blood sugar testing of the participants. All people with diabetes are welcome. Those who would like to attend, please write to with the following details, as the space is limited.

Number of years as a diabetic.
Medicines :
Do you plan to fast during Ramadan?

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