How to fast on Mahashivratri 2023? While observing Mahashivratri fast on February 18, some mistakes should be avoided in diabetes. Because, this can cause blood sugar to rise too much and cause health problems. (Photo courtesy of iStock)
Diabetes makes the blood watery
High blood sugar gradually damages the kidneys. So if you are a severe diabetic patient, kidney failure can occur. According to the NHS, when the kidneys stop working, the amount of water in the blood starts to rise.
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How should diabetic patients fast on Mahashivratri?
A diabetic patient should avoid doing certain activities while fasting on Mahashivratri. Otherwise, blood sugar can go out of control and cause health problems. Let’s know what diabetic patients should not do.
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The mistake of starving all day
According to Diabetes.org, Prolonged fasting causes a rapid rise in blood sugar. So keep eating healthy food at short intervals during fasting. This is a safe way to fast.
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The mistake of eating too much fruit
Some fruits contain a lot of natural sugar, so they have a high glycemic index. Fruits such as pineapple, mango, papaya, grapes have a high GI value, which increases blood sugar rapidly when consumed.
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Do not neglect to take medicine
Some people skip diabetes medication while fasting for religious reasons. This mistake can be very dangerous and can lead to high blood glucose. So take your medicines on regular schedule.
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The mistake of fasting without water
Keeping the body hydrated is very important in diabetes. It helps in controlling blood sugar. According to Healthline, dehydration can worsen a diabetic patient’s health.
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Note: This article is for general information only and no medical treatment is claimed. Always consult your doctor for more information and make appropriate changes as per his advice.