Diabetes and Ramadan

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Download the factsheets below which are available in English, Arabic, Bengali and Urdu about diabetes and Ramadan, which include fasting and managing your diabetes during this time, which have been developed in partnership with the Muslim Council of Britain’s Diabetes Advisory Group. 

Get the latest information on diabetes and Ramadan 

In February 2022 Diabetes UK held a webinar on diabetes and Ramadan offering information and support for anyone preparing for and participating in the holy month. 

As well as hearing from people with lived experience of diabetes and Ramadan, the event also included information from Moulana Azizur Rahman and health expert Dr Waqas Tahir, from Act as One and West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership. 

The Qur’an requires Muslims to fast during the month of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. 

However, there are exceptions to this. One of them is that people who are ill or have medical conditions do not have to fast. This can include people living with diabetes.