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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 231-237

Pragmatic dietary advice for diabetes during Navratris


1 Department of Dietetics, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Punjabi Bagh, Delhi, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Punjabi Bagh, Delhi, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Kalpavriksh Superspeciality centre, Dwarka, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Pediatrics, Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Punjabi Bagh, Delhi, India
5 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and Bharti Research Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Karnal, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Kalra
Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital and Bharti Research Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Karnal - 132 001, Haryana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.196009

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Navratri is one of the most common religious fasts observed among Hindus. A large number of people with diabetes follow Navratris fast irrespective of its health implications, often without proper education and medical advice. The quest for the scientific research on dietary advices for Hindu fasts including Navratris shows paucity of literature comparative to the dietary advices advocated during Ramadan. The eating and physical activity patterns during different fasts vary a lot depending up on social and cultural factors. Even eating pattern is not uniform among all persons following Navratris and is modified as per their region, local culture, and religious beliefs. Dietary advice during Navratris depends upon pattern of fasting, religious beliefs, and local sociocultural factors. In this review, efforts are made to provide pragmatic dietary advice for people with diabetes, modifications in the menus and cooking practices, and timings of the meals for successful blood glucose management during Navratris. This review will also help plan diet and physical activity advice for persons observing other fasts as well.


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