Glycaemic control in south Asian patients during feasting and fasting Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Fasting
  • Hypoglycemic Agents
  • Insulin
  • Religion

abstract

  • In the UK, type 2 diabetes is at least four times more common in the south Asian community than the Caucasian population. The vast majority of south Asians in the UK are Muslims, Hindus or Sikhs. Fasting and feasting are an integral part of these faiths, so these patients expose themselves to an increased risk of hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia. This article provides advice on adjusting both oral medication and insulin during fasting.

publication date

  • October 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 17069121

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 523

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 67

number

  • 10