Avatar universal
fasting
How long can a diabetic 2 fast?
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
231441 tn?1333896366
Hello,

there is no problem for fasting for a type 2 diabetic, as long as that person is not on insulin.

How long fasting are you talking about.  Overnight, no problem.

If it longer than about 12 hours, I assume you can take water.

please give more information so we can give a better response.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
I'm thinking of a 40 day fast.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
231441 tn?1333896366
Oh, a 40 day fast for religious reasons?

That would mean nothing but water?  Or modified?

40 days without eating may be a concern (you could die), and although some belief systems do use routine fasting, it is not typical to do so for such a long period.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Fasting for 40 days is not worth your life.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Diabetes Tracker
Track glucose levels, and other diabetes measurements, symptoms and medications
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
649848 tn?1484935765
Blank
Barb135 commented on Dee1956's status
May 27
3060903 tn?1398568723
Blank
csl
May 26 by Nighthawk61
495284 tn?1333897642
Blank
dominosarah commented on little sheepdoggies
May 25
Diabetes - Type 2 Community Resources