Season 4, Episode 07: (Reboot) Diabetes and Ramadan – Can People With Diabetes Fast During Ramadan?
Join us on Dia-Logue: The Diapoint Podcast, for this rebooted episode on diabetes, fasting and Ramadan.
During the Holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. This means abstaining from all food and drink, including water. For Muslims who have diabetes, this can be a tricky situation. Some advise against it, but with the right preparation, care and support, it can be done.
Listen in as Dr Yousef Said covers the basics and answers all our questions like:
- Is it safe to fast during Ramadan if I have diabetes?
- Where can I get advice and support if I want to fast?
- What special preparations should I make?
- What should I do in an emergency?
- What factors should I take into account for fasting during Ramadan with diabetes?
Dr Said also covers:
- Tools and advice to help you reach your decision
- Consulting with your diabetes care team to stay healthy during Ramadan
- Medication, exercise, blood sugar during Ramadan
- Breaking your fast safely
- Questions to ask your doctor about fasting with diabetes
- Ramadan nutrition tools available online
- And much more
For more information you can also visit the International Diabetes Federation.
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Dr. Yousef Said is a German board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Diabetology at GluCare.
From the period of 2013–2017, Dr Said served as an assistant doctor at Vinzenz Pallotti Hospital Bensberg, Germany, within the Department of Internal Medicine, Hemato/Oncology, and Gastroenterology.
He later worked as an assistant physician and specialist in Internal Medicine and Diabetology at St. Vinzenz Hospital Cologne within the Internal Medicine and Diabetology/Endocrinology Department.
He has a special interest in the diagnostic and treatment of Diabetic Foot Syndrome. He previously served as the Director of the Internal Medicine department at AACSH, Dubai Healthcare City.
Dr Said graduated from the University of Cologne Medical School, Germany.
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