Can diabetics fast during Ramadan? We ask an expert, Dr Shadi Tabba, MD from the Dubai Diabetes Centre. Dr Tabba is certified by the American Board in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
Ramadan and diabetes can be a tricky combination. Since fasting is an important part of this Muslim tradition, it may be difficult for diabetes to take part. If you have diabetes, please be mindful of the special consideration you must take if you intend to fast. Seek medical advice first.
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