Diabetes and Fasting: Tips on Hari Raya Puasa

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As Hari Raya Puasa approaches, diabetes patients may be concerned about maintaining their health while enjoying the festivities. However, with some planning and preparation, you can still enjoy the holiday without jeopardizing your health.

Food is one of the most important aspects to consider during Hari Raya Puasa. Traditional dishes like rendang, lemang, and ketupat are tasty but high in fat, salt, and sugar. This can be difficult for diabetic patients who must monitor their blood sugar levels. As a result, it is critical to plan ahead of time and make healthier food choices. Choose grilled or roasted meats, fresh vegetables, and sugar-free desserts. Portion control is also essential, so avoid overeating and eat at regular times.

Staying active is also crucial for diabetes management during Hari Raya Puasa. Walking after eating can help lower blood sugar levels and improve overall health. Light exercise with family and friends, such as a game of badminton or a stroll through the park, can also be a great way to stay active while enjoying the festivities.

Finally, it is critical to regularly monitor blood sugar levels and take prescribed medication as directed by your doctor. Don’t let diabetes ruin your celebration of Hari Raya Puasa. Diabetes patients can enjoy the holiday while maintaining their health with little planning and preparation. Remember to seek personalized diabetes management advice from your doctor or a registered dietitian during the holiday season.

Attention diabetes patients! Want to enjoy the Hari Raya Puasa festivities without jeopardizing your health?

Awam Clinic doctors are here to assist you! Contact us for personalized diabetes management tips and advice during this time. Don’t let diabetes ruin your party. Take charge of your health and make the most of the festivities. Contact us right away by clicking here!


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