Diabetes Awareness Week & Ramadan

Diabetes Week – Diabetes UK



Sunday 12 June to Saturday 18 June 2016

Support for Diabetic patients during Ramadan

  • Managing diabetes during Ramadan – Diabetes UK (see below)

Fasting for Ramadan




The Qur’an requires Muslims to fast during the month of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset throughout the month of June

However, there are exceptions to this. One of them is that people who are ill or have medical conditions do not have to fast. This includes people with diabetes. To find out more about this, you can speak to your Imam.

For the next few years, Ramadan in the UK is in the summer months and the length of fasts is very long (17 hours or more). Long fasts put you at higher risk of hypoglycaemia and dehydration, which can make you ill.

Learn more at @ https://www.diabetes.org.uk/ramadan

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Diabetes  Awareness week 

Just about everyone has heard about diabetes and with 3.5 million people diagnosed in the UK and a further 549,000 who have the condition but don’t yet know it, most of us know a friend or family member living with diabetes. However diabetes is still hugely misunderstood, and there are so many myths and misconceptions out there that this year, the theme is ‘Setting the record straight’. 

This Diabetes Week we’ll be calling on everyone we know to share straight talking stories, facts and videos to let everyone know the truth about diabetes.

We’ll be focusing on what it’s actually like to live with it every day and talking about the things people with diabetes wish everyone knew about living with the condition.

Get involved

There are lots of ways to support Diabetes Week:

    • Download our pack of awareness raising posters (PDF, 29KB) to put up in your local community to get the message out there to as many people as possible.
    • You could create a blog or v-log about your own experiences to share during Diabetes Week.
    • We’ll be producing loads of graphics, videos and posters that we’d like you to share during Diabetes Week, either online or in your community to help us raise awareness. Pop back during Diabetes Week to download more materials to kick start our conversation #actually diabetes.
    • If you’re a member of a Diabetes UK local group, you can find more materials on the Portal.