Diabetes and Religious Fasting

Ramadan in 2024 will run from on or around Sunday 10th March for 29 or 30 days

Fasting is an important spiritual aspect of many religions but it can lead to major health problems for some people with diabetes. If you are unwell or have any symptoms of illness such as a cold, Covid-19 or flu, it's best not to fast. The Islamic month of Ramadan is one of the longest periods of fasting.

If you are unwell you should always seek advice from your healthcare professional

View the Diabetes UK top tips on fasting, medication adaptations, monitoring


Fasting with Diabetes During Ramadan Leaflet


Ramadan 2024

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Published on 8 March 2024