The behavior of muslim type 2 diabetic patients towards the fasting of ramadan

Latifa Adarmouch, Nawal Elansari, Fatima Ouhdouch, Mohamed Amine
2013 Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences  
The desire and feasibility of fasting during Ramadan are sensitive issues for diabetic Muslims. The aim of this study was to describe the behavior of patients with type 2 diabetes towards fasting. A prospective longitudinal study was conducted including 100 patients with type 2 diabetes. Data collection was carried out using an anonymous questionnaire administrated by the attending physician during two visits before and after Ramadan. A total of seventy-nine of the hundred enrolled patients
more » ... rolled patients fasted, and 62% of uncontrolled patients fasted against medical advice. The reasons given by patients to justify their behavior referred to socio-cultural imperatives. Most of our patients practice Ramadan fasting under the pressure of sociocultural habits, despite their doctors' disapproval. This fact highlights the difficulties to manage these patients.
doi:10.4103/1947-489x.210566 fatcat:2url2jbcrrdbbhr6ohaldjirea