The holy month of Ramadan is an important part of the Muslim calendar, during which daylight fasting is practiced. Many Muslims with diabetes are exempt from fasting, however some will still participate, this can cause a challenge for healthcare professionals to support and facilitate safe fasting during Ramadan.
An informative resource page with advice for healthcare professionals on exemptions, risk and preparing for Ramadan has been developed in partnership with Leicester Diabetes Centre EDEN team and community members. This page Include pre-fast assessment, diet and exercise advice, medication types and post-Ramadan guidance.
An easy to understand infographic has also been developed for those wishing to observe Ramadan highlighting things they should consider to keep safe whilst fasting and managing their diabetes.