The study investigates the risks of fasting and glycemic control during Ramadan
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A new study has investigated the risk of fasting during Ramadan for people with type 1 diabetes and how insulin pump therapy compared with multiple daily injections (MDI) to control blood glucose levels. Last year, the International Diabetes Federation issued new guidelines for people with diabetes during Ramadan, which is observed by more than one billion Muslims each year. People with type 1 diabetes are not advised to fast during Ramadan, which this year takes place between Friday, May 26 and Saturday, June 24. This is because fasting while taking insulin may increase the risk of hypoglycaemia. Treatment with insulin should not be stopped during Ramadan because it may increase the likelihood of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). In this new study, conducted by the University of Colorado at Denver, 156 participants with type 1 diabetes were observed, who fasted during Ramadan.
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