Glycaemic control in south Asian patients during feasting and fasting

Omar Asghar, Adam Greenstein, Rayaz Malik

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-526
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Hospital Medicine
Volume67
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Glycaemic control in south Asian patients during feasting and fasting. / Asghar, Omar; Greenstein, Adam; Malik, Rayaz.

In: British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 67, No. 10, 10.2006, p. 523-526.

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