Fasting during Ramadan can have an impact on blood sugar levels, especially for people with diabetes. 

Here are some tips to help you control your blood sugar levels during fasting:

Consult your doctor

It is important to talk to your doctor before fasting, especially if you have diabetes or any other medical condition. Your doctor can help you create a plan that is safe and suitable for your health

Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly

Check your blood sugar levels more frequently during fasting to track any changes and make adjustments to your medication, if needed

Don't skip Suhoor

Suhoor is the pre-dawn meal before fasting begins. Eating a balanced meal during this time can help regulate your blood sugar levels during the day. Choose complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats that provide sustained energy and slow digestion, such as whole grains, eggs, nuts, and seeds

Avoid sugary and fried foods 

During Iftar, the meal that breaks the fast, avoid foods that are high in sugar and fat. Instead, opt for a balanced meal that includes vegetables, lean protein, and complex carbohydrates

Stay hydrated

Drink plenty of water and other fluids during non-fasting hours to prevent dehydration, which can affect blood sugar levels

Exercise in moderation

Moderate physical activity, such as a 30-minute walk after Iftar, can help regulate blood sugar levels. However, avoid intense exercise during fasting hours as it can increase the risk of low blood sugar levels

Consider adjusting medication

If you take medication to manage your diabetes, consult your doctor about adjusting the dosage or timing of your medication to accommodate fasting

Remember to listen to your body and prioritize your health during fasting. If you experience any symptoms of low or high blood sugar levels, such as dizziness, confusion, sweating, or weakness, break your fast immediately and seek medical attention if necessary.