With Ramadan falling at the peak of summer season this yr, we are looking at 12-14 hours of fasting, longer than the typical Ramadan hours. This is going to be further troublesome for those on regular treatment but who insist on keeping their faith and following all rituals. "When you find yourself suffering from any persistent downside, you have to make certain changes to cope with any such events or length of time reminiscent of Ramadan," says Dr Mohammad Hamed Farooqi, director and consultant endocrinologist, Dubai Diabetes Centre. "No faith, including Islam, puts a believer's life in danger by following sure religious edicts. A very powerful thing to do is to seek the advice of your doctor whether or not it is secure so that you can fast. Secondly, you have to perceive that this yr Ramadan is falling at the peak of summer. Along with your physique already stressed out to start with, it is very important make certain changes above and beyond what you would normally do. One other essential issue to bear in mind is your fluid status. If you are able to replenish your fluid standing appropriately, you need to do very well." Rania Al Tawil-Ares, medical dietitian on the centre concurs. "Fluid consumption is very important, extra so this yr as will probably be extremely popular and humid. Drink as much water as possible. Keep away from juices, even fresh ones, as they comprise sugar. Instead, have lemonade constructed from fresh lemon juice, water, recent mint and sweetener."