Ramadan fasting for diabetics

Fasting during Ramadan is obligatory for all healthy adult Muslims. There is often an intense desire to fast even in those who are eligible for exemption.  Many individuals with diabetes will be eligible for this exemption, however safe fasting with diabetes is possible. Often patients with diabetes avoid consulting health professionals during Ramadan, usually due to the perceived threat of advice against fasting. However it is important for patients to consult their doctors prior to Ramadan to ascertain their risk and formulate an individualised management plan. Diabetes mellitus is a complex condition in which the body cannot maintain healthy...

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