Ramadan and Diabetes - a new CDEP topic ...

Ramadan is the holiest month of the Muslim religious calendar.

It is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement as well as heightened devotion and worship.

Muslims are expected to rigorously follow the teachings of Islam during this time, which includes fasting between dawn and sunset.

  • Ramadan fasting commences on the 24th of April and ends on the 23rd of May 2020.
  • Muslims living with all types of diabetes are exempt from fasting, but may still choose to partake.
  • This topic is designed to support healthcare staff to identify the risk category for people with diabetes who wish to fast Ramadan and then empower them to do so safely through appropriate education and advice.

An excellent resource is the DAR and IDF's Diabetes and Ramadan: Practice Guidelines which can be accessed by clicking the PDF below...

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