How to manage your diabetes during Ramadan

There’s a lot of controversy about whether diabetics should fast during the month of Ramadan. This is because they’re required to eat before sunrise and then only again after sunset. It is recommended that those diabetics who are able to fast carefully reassess their meal plans in order to control[…]

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Facing Ramadaan with diabetes

As Muslims around the world prepare for fasting for the month of Ramadaan next week, the Diabetes and Ramadaan International Alliance in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation has released the “New Guidelines on Diabetes Management during Ramadaan”. The guidelines were presented this week by Professor Mahomed Omar. The guidelines[…]

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How to fast safely if you’re diabetic

Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan by abstaining from food, drink and oral medications from dawn to dusk. Although the Qur’an specifically exempts people with a medical condition from the duty of fasting, many diabetics still choose to fast. According to the EPIDIAR Study Group: A Population-based Study of[…]

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MJC launches Ramadan health initiative

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has partnered with local medical practitioners in a bid to raise awareness on dealing with diabetes through the holy month of Ramadan. While Islam does exempt individuals suffering with dangerous ailments from observing fast during the month, many members of the community often push their[…]

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SADA urges SAfricans to get tested for diabetes

With World Diabetes Day on November 14th, the South African Diabetes Association (SADA) is spreading awareness about diabetes with their #ShowYourNumberCampaign, assisting people to know their status by getting tested and sharing it with others via social media. The campaign involves the participant going to get their blood sugar tested.[…]

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Ramadan health clinics launched

As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) is set to team up with the Islamic Medical Association (IMA) and Eli Lilly SA, in hosting four Ramadan Awareness Health Clinics at mosques across the city. The clinics will focus on the issue of diabetes and how[…]

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