Manage your diet safely during Ramadan month

Published on: Monday 11 March 2024

The weekend saw the start of Ramadan. This is a holy month observed by British Muslims and Muslims worldwide,consisting of fasting (sawm), prayer (salah), reflection, and community.

If you want help with managing your diabetes safely during Ramadan month (10 March to 9 April) then MyWay Digital Health has partnered with Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance (DaR) to bring you two courses for managing your diabetes safely during this fasting month. Containing helpful advice, information and tips, these free courses are aimed at both people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals.

Both courses are available in English, Arabic and Malay and diabetes experts will be on hand at regular intervals to answer your queries via Q&A sessions. The courses will remain open throughout Ramadan, so that you can come back to revisit the content across the month and you may also want to signpost other people living with diabetes to them.

You can also access a Ramadan information page here: Ramadan | Know Diabetesand join the 40,000 north west Londoners who have a KnowDiabetes account to help them manage their diabetes.

Registration for the courses is open at Ramadan | Know Diabetes and you can sign up for tailored advice, translated videos, recipe plans and more here.

All the pages on the KnowDiabetes website are accessible in other languages using the Reach Deck accessibility tool, which can translate the website into over 100 different languages. The toolbar can be accessed by clicking on the orange icon on the bottom right corner of the site - there’s a helpful explainer video on the languages page here: Languages | Know Diabetes.

The month-long fast will be broken with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr (otherwise known as the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast) on Wednesday 10 April, but the Know Diabetes website is accessible all year round.