It is extremely important for healthcare professionals to know their patients, be familiar with their fasting situation and support them during Ramadan, especially if they are people living with diabetes.
Ensuring the optimal care of the many people with diabetes who fast during Ramadan is crucial. Peer support is an important element, complementing medical consultations with healthcare professionals.
What are the changes in dietary habits that you see locally in terms of consumption and preparation?
The lunar-based month of Ramadan is currently taking place, in which Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and/or taking medications from predawn until sundown. Globally, around 50 million Muslims with diabetes fast during the month of Ramadan each year.