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jiitm 2012, 3(1): 125-130 Back to browse issues page
Fasting in Diabetic Patients; the Viewpoint of Traditional Iranian Medicine
M. Moghimi, Gh.R. Kord Afshari *, H. Mohammadi Konari, M.R. Shams Ardekani
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Every year, as Ramadan begins, the main concern of many patients is that whether they can fast or not. The current study addresses the question in diabetic patients with regard to the sources of modern medicine and Traditional Iranian Medicine (TIM). Several studies in modern medicine have shown that fasting is not harmful and is not associated with complications in type 2 diabetic patients who are on diet or take glucose lowering agents rather it can be helpful for these patients. This is also mentioned in the TIM sources. Therefore, taking into account the main principles of maintaining health and providing appropriate training for diabetic patients, fasting in Ramadan can be suggested for these patients.
Keywords: Fasting, Diabetes, Traditional Iranian Medicine.
Type of Study: Origianal Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/01/21 | Accepted: 2012/04/11

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