Between health and faith: managing type 2 diabetes during Ramadan
15 May 2019
Dr Sue Lynn Lau is Staff specialist endocrinologist, Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals, NSW. Dr Ahmed Hussein is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, NSW.
The holy month of Ramadan, which sees Muslims all over the world fast during daylight hours, began on 5 May and ends in the evening of Tuesday 4 June. Does having type 2 diabetes exclude a person from fasting? Not necessarily. The decision belongs to the person, but getting some advice from health professionals can ...