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Frequent High Blood Sugar during Fasting Month

Answered by: Dr Sri Viknarajan

Last Updated: May 7, 2021 12:03 PM
Anonymous 15 months

Currently my mother is fasting during Ramadhan, however she frequently have high reading of blood sugar (around 10). What i observe is that during sahur she only eats either Kurma or boiled potato. During berbuka she sometimes eats yong tau foo, a lil bit of rice with side dish.

Dr Sri Viknarajan 15 months
General Practitioner

Hello and thank you for addressing your concern.

According to your statement, we believe a thorough clerking, investigation and examination needs to be done first in order to clearly understand what we are facing at the moment. Correspondingly, the given information by you might only touch the surface of an underlying problem.

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For your information, there are cases where diabetic patients would be at risk of developing acute changes in blood sugar levels during fasting months, especially when trying to adapt with their ongoing daily medications.

I would also advise you to call for immediate help if your mother develop any signs of

  • drowsiness
  • constant urge to urinate
  • shortness of breath
  • vomiting & abdominal pain
  • dehydration

Need a second opinion from a specialist? Our Internal Medicine Specialists are here to help.

With that being said I hope you would take the extra initiative to contact our doctor using this link (DoctorOnCall) or your local physician in order to maximise the help that you can get.


Last Updated: Fri May 07 2021 12:03:33 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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