Ramadan and diabetes guide for clinicians produced
Top tips for healthcare professionals offering diabetes advice during Ramadan have been shared.
NHS Bradford District and Craven CCGs has released the guide titled ‘Clinical Top Tips: managing diabetes during Ramadan’, produced by Dr Waqas Tahir, GP and Clinical Lead at the Bradford Care Alliance.
It covers both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and includes advice on the following:
- Fasting advice
- Pre-Ramadan education
- Problems encountered in Ramadan with managing diabetes
- Nutritional advice
This year, Ramadan was expected to begin on the evening of Sunday May 5, 2019, depending on the sighting of the moon, running until Tuesday, June 4. It is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar where daily fasting (not eating or drinking from dawn until dusk) is compulsory for all healthy Muslims every year. Most people
take two meals in the day. Suhoor (meal before dawn) and Iftar (meal after sunset).