Serum glucose measurement after five to six hours is comparable to eight hours fasting in Ramadan

Joint Authors

al-Mumin, Ammar M. S.
Udayb, Samih A.
al-Tamimi, Mahmud T.
Nuwayr, Husayn A.
Husayn, Ibrahim H.
al-Idrisi, Haydar A. Y.
al-Ibrahim, Nassar T. Y. Ali
Mansur, Abbas A.

Source

Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 22, Issue 1 (28 Feb. 2022), pp.123-128, 6 p.

Publisher

Sultan Qaboos University College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Publication Date

2022-02-28

Country of Publication

Oman

No. of Pages

6

Main Subjects

Medicine

Abstract EN

Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate whether a shorter fasting duration of five to six hours can be used as an alternative to the usually recommended eight hours for fasting glucose measurement.

Methods: This one-month observational, cross-sectional study was conducted during Ramadan (May to June) 2019.

It included those attending Faiha Specialized Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism Center, Basrah, Iraq; all individuals ate a pre-dawn meal (suhoor) followed by a complete fast for many hours.

Two fasting serum glucose (FSG) venous samples were taken; the first was taken five to six hours and the second eight hours after the pre-dawn meal.

Participants were divided into two groups: individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and those with a normal glucose level.

T2DM patients were further subdivided into three groups: those without treatment, those on oral antidiabetic drugs (OAD) and those using insulin and OAD.

Results: A total of 200 individuals participated in this study.

There was no significant difference found between the mean FSG levels in the first and second samples for those without T2DM (104.5 ± 21.4 mg/dL versus 104.8 ± 12.6 mg/dL; P = 0.80) as well as those with T2DM (235.0 ± 107.0 mg/dL versus 230.0 ± 105.0 mg/dL; P = 0.20).

Untreated T2DM patients had non-significant FSG readings for the two samples (194.0 ± 151.5 mg/dL versus 193.9 ± 128.9 mg/dL; P = 0.90).

Patients on insulin and OAD showed a similar pattern of FSG (268.0 ± 111.0 mg/dL versus 269.0 ± 114.0 mg/dL).

However, the two FSG samples were found to be significantly different among patients on OAD (220.0 ± 78.0 mg/dL versus 207.0 ± 77.0 mg/dL; P = 0.01).

Conclusion: The fasting duration of five to six hours can give a comparable measurement of FSG as that obtained after eight hours.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Mumin, Ammar M. S.& Udayb, Samih A.& al-Tamimi, Mahmud T.& Nuwayr, Husayn A.& Husayn, Ibrahim H.& Mansur, Abbas A.…[et al.]. 2022. Serum glucose measurement after five to six hours is comparable to eight hours fasting in Ramadan. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal،Vol. 22, no. 1, pp.123-128.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1343819

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Mansur, Abbas A.…[et al.]. Serum glucose measurement after five to six hours is comparable to eight hours fasting in Ramadan. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal Vol. 22, no. 1 (Feb. 2022), pp.123-128.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1343819

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Mumin, Ammar M. S.& Udayb, Samih A.& al-Tamimi, Mahmud T.& Nuwayr, Husayn A.& Husayn, Ibrahim H.& Mansur, Abbas A.…[et al.]. Serum glucose measurement after five to six hours is comparable to eight hours fasting in Ramadan. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal. 2022. Vol. 22, no. 1, pp.123-128.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1343819

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 127-128

Record ID

BIM-1343819