Practice Resources

Ramadan and Diabetes

Ramadan table with lantern

Ramadan is a special time of the year that brings increased spirituality, self-discipline, compassion and gratitude. For millions of followers of the Islamic faith, it's a time of fasting from sunrise to sundown. Although people with diabetes are exempt from fasting, many still choose to do so. As a healthcare professional, it's critical that you work with individuals to help them fast safely while respecting their decision.  

Tip Sheets for Your Practice 

Learn more about Ramadan and how to serve your clients who fast during this time each year. Download and print the patient tip sheet as a conversation tool in your practice. 

For Healthcare Professionals 

Ramadan Tip Sheet

For People with Diabetes 

Ramadan Tips

Additional Resources

Diabetes and Ramadan: Practical Guidelines from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in collaboration with the Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance. 

Recommendations for Management of Diabetes During Ramadan as seen in Diabetes Care. 2010 Aug; 33(8): 1895–1902.


AADE19 Annual Conference Session

Fasting in Diabetes Management: Clinical Interventions for Cultural, Spiritual and Therapeutic Fasting
Presentation will review common fasting practices and strategies diabetes specialists can use to provide culturally effective DSMES as well as clinical interventions for those who choose to fast. Learn more about AADE19

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