Diabetes and fasting during Ramadan

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Fasting is an important spiritual aspect of many religions but it can lead to major health problems for some people with diabetes.

Diabetes UK have developed a series of information resources about religious fasting and diabetes.

The Islamic month of Ramadan is one of the longest periods of fasting. Diabetes UK have specific advice on fasting and diabetes and fasting during Ramadan.

They have produced a factsheet about diabetes and Ramadan, which includes information about fasting and managing your diabetes during this time. This has been developed in partnership with the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA). 

It is available to order and download in EnglishArabicBengaliGujarati and Urdu to share with friends or family. 

Dr Qamar talks about Diabetes and fasting during Ramadan