Ramadan Mubarak

Published on: Thursday 23 April 2020

Ramadan this year runs from the evening of Thursday 23 April to the evening of Saturday 23 May. The Muslim Council of Britain has produced extensive guidance for those observing Ramadan this year, in light of Covid19. Their guidance includes general top tips and tips on studying and working from home. You can read all of this and more on their website.

Information for people with diabetes
The NHS North West London Know Diabetes Service have put together resources for individuals with diabetes who will be fasting during Ramadan.

Visit our website knowdiabetes.org.uk where you can find information on how to stay safe and healthy over Ramadan. Including:

  • Dietary advice around Sahoor and Iftar offering meal suggestions which are healthy and balanced from NHS Dietitian Salma Maher (example below).
  • Risks associated with Diabetes and fasting and how to  manage these risks
  • Where to go if you have questions about fasting during Ramadan
  • Advice in different languages

Website www.knowdiabetes.org.uk/be-healthier/ramadan/

For those individuals who require further assistance with their medication, testing kits or dietary advice please ask speak to your local diabetes team  or contact  the Diabetes UK helpline on 0345 123 2399 or email helpline@diabetes.org.uk

Wishing you a Happy Ramadan.