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Glycemic management during Jain fasts

1 Department of Endocrinology, Radiance The Hormone Health Clinic, CHL Hospitals, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Medicine, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Endocrinology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
5 Department of Diabetology, North Delhi Diabetes Centre, New Delhi, India
6 Department of Medicine, Diabetes Obesity Thyroid Centre, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
7 Department of Diabetology, Dia Care Diabetes Care Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
8 CEO, Chellaram Diabetes Institute, Pune, Maharashtra, India
9 Department of Endocrinology, Excel Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India
10 Consultant Endocrinologist, Department of Endocrine, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
11 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanjay Kalra,
Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.192489

This review describes the various fasts observed by adherents of the Jain religion. It attempts to classify them according to their suitability for people with diabetes and suggests appropriate regime and dose modification for those observing these fasts. The review is an endeavor to encourage rational and evidence-based management in this field of diabetology.

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