fasting TIps for people with diabetes Diabetes or medical language is called diabetes mellitus is a disease has protected many people. Young and old who became an easy target of the attack to the disease through the rise in blood sugar. The cause is terlalui sugar consumed in excess. People with diabetes can not be cured, but can be prevented by avoiding foods that contain too much sugar. Even so, people with diabetes are also forbidden to eat no sugar at all. Because if the lack of liquor there will be a decrease in blood sugar below normal. Therefore people with diabetes should keep eating. However, people with diabetes are prohibited from fasting. Indeed, when the fasting diet will change according to time schedule and the meal break. The important number and type of food consumed should be adjusted. Caloric needs as fast as the day-to-day, the three main meals and three snacks. The timing and distribution of different meals. When fasting, diabetes medication (OAD) and vitamin commonly drunk in the morning. Then, during fasting, eating a main meal by 30% of calories. When breaking the fast food needed to restore power as quickly as possible sweet, may eat compote, dawet or sweet fruit. After Tarawih, around 21:00 hours, enjoy two main meals for 25% of calories. Should be followed by exercise or light exercise after eating. Before bed snack meal or snack in the form of bread or fruit by 10% of calories. Diakhirkan dawn meal should, with the three main meals by 25% of calories, followed by 10-calorie fruit snack and drink vitamin second. Selection of preferred dishes of food rich in fiber and protein, because it will be digested by the body longer, so the emptying of the stomach longer. Source can be from complex carbohydrates such as grains, cereals, brown rice, fiber bread, vegetables and fruit. Even more important is to meet fluid needs. Required drinking water 6-8 glasses a day, at dawn and fruit juices, which can meet the needs of body fluids and minerals. Choose fruits that contain lots of water such as watermelon and star fruit. Do all people with diabetes should be fasting? Perhaps if the fasting blood sugar was over 250 mg / dl. Preferably three weeks before the fasting blood sugar tests are performed, in order to have the opportunity to control the sugar with the medicine so close to normal sugar levels. Patients with insulin therapy two to three times a day should delay the intention of fasting. Please note, complications that are often experienced during fasting is a state of hypoglycemia, the sugar levels below normal and most worrying is the limit below 70 mg / dl. Therefore, control of blood sugar should be more strict when running fast. The characteristic of hypoglycemia include cold sweat, trembling and weak body. If there are complaints as above, fasting should be canceled. And to recover as quickly as possible to drink hot tea or honey. Should immediately consult a doctor, because the treatment dose and hypoglycemia requires a specific diet as well as for consultation should at least fasting again.
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