Volume 20, Issue 1 (4-2014)                   Horizon Med Sci 2014, 20(1): 35-40 | Back to browse issues page

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Aims: Effects of fasting on diabetic patients has been considered more in recent years. This study was done to investigate the changes in body weight, blood pressure and biochemical parameters in fasting people. Methods: In July and August (Ramadan) 2012, 75 diabetic patients from Kenareh village, Iran, were selected by census method and finally the results of 60 patients were enrolled. 15 days before Ramadan, triglyceride, fasting blood glucose, systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the sitting position, weight, height, body mass index and age of samples were calculated and recorded. At this stage, all samples in terms of the occurrence of any possible complications related to the fasting i.e. hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis were also examined. Correlation of each parameter was evaluated with age using Pearson correlation test and with gender using two-sample T-test. Results: During Ramadan, weight, systolic blood pressure, triglycerides, blood sugar and body mass index of samples were significantly decreased but diastolic blood pressure did not have significant decrease. After Ramadan, 4.9% of subjects suffered from hypoglycemia, 23.8% from hyperglycemia and 1.9% from diabetic ketoacidosis. Conclusion: Changes in serum biochemical parameters in patients with type II diabetes as a result of fasting, reduces diabetes risk factors i.e. serum glucose concentration, triglyceride, and BMI.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Basic Medical Science
Received: 2013/06/6 | Accepted: 2014/03/19 | Published: 2014/03/19