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Under the supervision of the Department of Health Awareness and Community Service Programs, SGH-Jeddah conducted an awareness campaign headed by Dr. Deyaa Ewes, Consultant Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, on some tips that may help the diabetic to fast the holy month of Ramadan without any health problems such as healthy nutrition and physical activity, where some advice was given to the type 2 diabetics who are treated with insulin injections that they can fast after consulting with their doctors to see the impact of fasting on blood sugar level, for patients with complications of diabetes such as kidney function, lack of cardiac blood circulation or peripheral arteries they should consult a specialist to determine the stability of their condition or the effect of fasting on these complications. It has also been observed that patients at iftar should drink plenty of fluids with low sugar out. He also stressed in the lecture that the patient should not be exposed to high cholesterol or blood pressure and refrain completely from smoking. The lecture included the measurement of blood sugar, blood pressure, weight and mass of body fat for all those who thanked the officials for this useful event.

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