Evidence-based case report: acute diabetic complication risks of Ramadan fasting in type 2 diabetics.

William J. Iskandar, C. T. Handjaja, N. Salama, N. Anasy, M. F. Ardianto, Dian Kusumadewi

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Abstract

to investigate causal relationship between Ramadan fasting and acute diabetic complications in adult controlled type 2 diabetics. a Pubmed's Clinical Queries and Embase search was conducted and resulted in 2 useful articles: 1 systematic review and 1 cohort study to be critically appraised. the incidence of acute diabetic complications is higher during Ramadan, with the relative risk for adult type 2 diabetics who fast during Ramadan is 1.36 and number needed to harm 50. Ramadan fasting was related with acute diabetic complications in adult controlled type 2 diabetics, but the risk was only slightly higher. It is acceptable for type 2 diabetics to fast during Ramadan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalActa medica Indonesiana
Volume45
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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