Drinking Drugs Diabetes When Fasting

The holy month of Ramadan has arrived! All Muslims rejoice in welcoming and observing fasting . For people with diabetes mellitus, you need not worry, because it can still fast as long as obey some rules. One of them rules in taking medicine.
Not a few people with diabetes who wondered, when the time to take the right medicine when fasting, moreover they can not miss drugs in their daily life. As is known, people with diabetes should take the drug during his life. This is also true when conducting fasting in Ramadan.

There are rules that must be followed in taking diabetes drugs when fasting, and each rule varies depending on the type of drug. There are several types of drugs or diabetes therapy that is often used by people with diabetes in Indonesia, among others:

1. Drug biguanid group

The most commonly used type of methanol is metformin. Metformin is generally intended for people with diabetes who are obese and sugar levels can no longer be controlled with diet and regular exercise.

Metformin is recommended for consumption after meals. Early administration is 1 time a day, after which the dose is raised 2 times a day ie after breakfast and dinner. The maximum dose is 2000 mg per day or 4 times a day.

If you are accustomed to taking this class of drugs twice a day, it does not matter if you want to fast. But if you consume it 3 times a day, you should consult a doctor to change the drug delivery.

Usually recommended is 500 mg at dawn, and 1000 mg during breaking. However, note the symptoms of increased and decreased blood sugar levels during fasting.

2. Sulfonylurea group drugs

Sulfonylurea class drugs include glimepiride and glibenclamid. This group of drugs is often used diabetics whose posture is not fat, or in other words if the main cause is the disturbance of insulin production.

For glimepiride, can be given once a day. When fasting, maybe diabetics do not need to change the time to take medication, but it is advisable to be consumed when breaking the fast if it still wants to fast. Regarding doses, some people may require dose adjustments to prevent hypoglycemia.

What about glibenclamid? This type of drug is more likely to increase the risk of hypoglycemia than glimepiride. For this reason, doctors usually recommend replacing it with another drug or reducing the dose.

3. Insulin injections therapy

Insulin that has a long working effect can still be given during fasting, but should be given during breaking. However, for insulin that has a short working effect, should be given 2 times only and skip insulin injections during the day during fasting. Although not actually break the fast. Giving after breaking and dawn with reduced doses.

Selection of drugs and therapies during fasting should be discussed first with the treating physician. Do not reduce or add therapeutic doses without consulting a doctor.

In addition, for fasting to run smoothly, diabetics should pay attention to the frequency of eating. Eat do 3 times a day, it's just that time is shifting. Breakfast is changed to eat at dawn. Lunch is when breaking the fast and the last is eating after tarawih prayer.

Also check your blood sugar levels regularly to avoid hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. So, despite having diabetes , you can still fast as long as obey the rules of eating and taking medicine, and always run a healthy lifestyle. May you stay healthy and fit during this Ramadan fast!

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