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Pharmacological approaches to the management of type 2 diabetes in fasting adults during Ramadan

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, May 2012
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Title
Pharmacological approaches to the management of type 2 diabetes in fasting adults during Ramadan
Published in
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, May 2012
DOI 10.2147/dmso.s23261
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mohamed AlMaatouq

Abstract

More than 50 million Muslims throughout the world with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) fast for one lunar month (Ramadan) each year. Health care providers within and outside the Muslim world need to be aware of the nature of these partial days of fasting and their risks (and potential benefits) to people with T2DM, and need to provide Ramadan-adjusted diabetes care. Hypoglycemia during the fasting days represents the greatest health risk for these patients; hence, diabetes-related pharmacotherapy needs to be tailored and adjusted with this risk in mind. With limited trial data available, this review proposes practical modifications to the usual pre-Ramadan antidiabetic regimens that are based on pathophysiological principles, clinical trial evidence (where available), expert opinion, and extended practical experience. Individualization of care is paramount in this regard to take into consideration the patient and societal, cultural, and economic variables.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 3%
Saudi Arabia 1 3%
Unknown 31 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 21%
Other 6 18%
Professor 3 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 9%
Other 8 24%
Unknown 3 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 58%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 15%
Social Sciences 3 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Engineering 1 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 June 2015.
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#3,871,021
of 14,537,018 outputs
Outputs from Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
#123
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Outputs of similar age
#31,159
of 124,272 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
#8
of 22 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,537,018 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
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