S'pore researchers develop guide for Type 2 diabetics to fast safely during Ramadan

The sleeping habits and dietary patterns might result in physiological changes to the body.
The sleeping habits and dietary patterns might result in physiological changes to the body.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and so is practised by many Muslims but it can be dangerous for those with Type 2 diabetes.

Hypoglycaemia, a condition where blood sugar levels become abnormally low, can arise from prolonged fasting and over-consumption of carbohydrates when people break fast in the evening. Symptoms include tremors, fatigue, irritability and, in worst cases, may lead to loss of consciousness or seizures.

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