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Between health and faith: managing type 2 diabetes during Ramadan

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.

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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 ...

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