Effects of Ramadan fasting on metabolic outcomes in fasting diabetic subjects

Mohammad Ebrahim Khamseh, Rokhsareh Aghili, Mojtaba Malek*, Gita Shafiee, Seyed Yahya Zarghami, Hamid Reza Baradaran

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Introduction: Several investigations have been conducted on the effects of Islamic Ramadan fasting on blood glucose levels and lipid profile of type two diabetic subjects. However, this matter remained to be controversial. This study was designed to investigate the effect of Ramadan fasting and structured SMBG on blood glucose control in this group of subjects. Materials and Methods: Forty type two diabetic subjects on oral agent were selected. These subjects were randomly divided into two equal groups and matched based on their age and sex. Group A monitored their blood glucose level using structured SMBG method and group B monitored their blood glucose level in a traditional way. Fructosamine level, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL and TG were measured in all subjects before and after Ramadan. Results: Fructosamine level raised from 363 (±53.55) to 400.29(±73.25) (P < 0.003) in group A and from 388.52 (±61.89) to 411.10 (±68.37) (P < 0.04) in group B. Total chol, LDL and TG levels were increased and HDL level was decreased in both groups; however, these changes were not statistically significant. Conclusion: Poor metabolic control despite structured SMBG method is observed in this study. This might be due to have high caloric diet and less physical activity during Ramadan in order to prevent hypoglycemic attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalKoomesh
Volume14
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2015

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Blood Glucose
Fasting
Fructosamine
Hypoglycemic Agents
LDL Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
Research Design
Diet
Lipids
Control Groups

Keywords

  • Blood glucose self-monitoring
  • Fasting
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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  • Medicine(all)

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Khamseh, M. E., Aghili, R., Malek, M., Shafiee, G., Zarghami, S. Y., & Baradaran, H. R. (2015). Effects of Ramadan fasting on metabolic outcomes in fasting diabetic subjects. Koomesh, 14(2), 145-151.

Effects of Ramadan fasting on metabolic outcomes in fasting diabetic subjects. / Khamseh, Mohammad Ebrahim; Aghili, Rokhsareh; Malek, Mojtaba; Shafiee, Gita; Zarghami, Seyed Yahya; Baradaran, Hamid Reza.

In: Koomesh, Vol. 14, No. 2, 04.02.2015, p. 145-151.

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Khamseh, ME, Aghili, R, Malek, M, Shafiee, G, Zarghami, SY & Baradaran, HR 2015, 'Effects of Ramadan fasting on metabolic outcomes in fasting diabetic subjects', Koomesh, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 145-151.
Khamseh ME, Aghili R, Malek M, Shafiee G, Zarghami SY, Baradaran HR. Effects of Ramadan fasting on metabolic outcomes in fasting diabetic subjects. Koomesh. 2015 Feb 4;14(2):145-151.
Khamseh, Mohammad Ebrahim ; Aghili, Rokhsareh ; Malek, Mojtaba ; Shafiee, Gita ; Zarghami, Seyed Yahya ; Baradaran, Hamid Reza. / Effects of Ramadan fasting on metabolic outcomes in fasting diabetic subjects. In: Koomesh. 2015 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 145-151.
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