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The local NHS is urging Muslims to plan ahead to ensure a healthy and safe Ramadan, which is due to start on the evening of Saturday 2 April 2022.
This advice is particularly important for anyone who has diabetes, takes prescribed medicines or who needs a medical appointment during the holy month.
If you have diabetes
If you have diabetes and want to fast during Ramadan, please speak to your GP or diabetes nurse about the safest way to do this. Diabetes UK has lots of advice on fasting and managing your diabetes during Ramadan, including tips on healthy eating and a factsheet in English, Arabic, Bengali and Urdu.
My Diabetes My Way and the NHS are running a short online course for people with type 2 or type 1 diabetes that will help you to stay healthy during Ramadan. It is being delivered in English, Malay and Arabic. Register here.
Remember that there is an exemption from fasting for people with diabetes, especially if you’re on insulin or have any medical complications.
https://northeastlondonccg.nhs.uk/news/plan-ahead-for-a-healthy-ramadan/ further information