How Diabetic can fast for Navratri?

What to eat during Navarti fast if you are diabetic?

Fasting may not be a part of your daily routine, but it’s something that a lot of people do occasionally. For example, a lot of people fast during Navratri. It is a nine-day long festival in which people seek blessings of Maa Durga.  Well, fasting could be a task for people who have diabetes. In that case, you need special planning.  You don’t want to risk lowering your blood sugar too much as it can seriously affect your health. According to health experts, there a few things that you should keep in mind while fasting if you have diabetes.

Check your Blood Sugar while fasting

You should frequently check your blood sugar while fasting. Monitoring your blood sugar can reduce the risk of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)

Eat a balanced meal after a fast

You can’t stay hungry for the entire day. Try to have a balanced meal after a fast.  The meal should have some complex carbohydrates and high fiber. Do not forget to drink plenty of fluids at that time.

Listen to the need of your body

Dark urine, a headache, and vomiting could be a sign of serious dehydration. If you observe any of these signs, you should stop fasting. Otherwise, you can fall seriously ill.

Read more: Navratri Fast: What to eat and what not to eat?

Small Meals won’t do any harm

If you are diabetic, you should make an exception for small meals. You should try to have small meals while you are fasting.  It will keep your body nourished and will keep your blood sugar in control

Conclusion

You can fast without any tension even if you are diabetic. With a few precautions, you can easily do it. For example, you should definitely include small meals in your diet to keep your blood sugar under control

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