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Fasting? Travelling? Or feeling unwell? Here’s what people with diabetes should do in these situations.
Blood glucose levels usually rise when you are ill, even if you are not eating. Thirst, tiredness, and frequent urination may also occur.
If you are sick, remember
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If you need to fast, you should check with your doctor at least three to four months ahead whether you can fast and what is the best way to manage this. If you are fasting during Ramadan, avoid a very heavy meal when you break your fast.
You may fast only if you observe these precautions
Fasting is not advised if you
People with diabetes can travel. You can enjoy your holidays as much as anyone else, but you should go prepared. You must plan and prepare for a safe and relaxed trip. Consult your doctor at least one month before travelling.
Travelling with Diabetes
Remember, you are not alone. There are many other people out there like you who are living well with diabetes. If you take good care of your condition in the long-term, you can prevent and reduce your chances of having complications.
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