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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 84-85

Nutritional recommendations for type 2 diabetes during Buddhist Lent (War Dwin)

1 Department of Rector, University of Medicine-2, Yangon, Myanmar, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Exceli Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Manash P Baruah
Department of Endocrinology, Exceli Hospitals, Guwahati, Assam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-019X.114733

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The Buddhist Lent is an annual three lunar month long fast observed by devout Buddhists. This involves fasting daily from noon to midnight, abstaining from all solid foods. Only liquids and jaggery are allowed during this period. This paper discusses the unique nutritional challenges posed by this fast for people with diabetes, and suggests practical recommendations to ensure healthy nutrition and successful fasting for them.

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