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. PHOTO: ST FILE
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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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