Ramadan commences on April 23rd until May 23rd 2020.


Please see the Ramadan information booklet on suggestions if you have type 2 diabetes.



We advise anyone intending to fast to talk with their diabetes teams to see if any alterations to their diabetes medications are required.


We especially advise those not to consider fasting if they fall into any of the high risk categories below without firstly discussing with their diabetes care teams.


High Risk:


One or more of the following: • Severe hypoglycaemia within the 3 months prior to Ramadan • DKA within the 3 months prior to Ramadan • Hyperosmolar hyperglycaemia within the 3 months prior to Ramadan • History of recurrent hypoglycaemia • History of hypoglycaemia unawareness • Poorly controlled type 1 diabetes • Acute illness • Pregnancy in pre-existing diabetes, or GDM treated with insulin or sulfonylureas • Chronic dialysis or CKD stages 4 and 5 • Advanced macrovascular complications • Old age with ill health