Diabetes and Ramadan

Celebrate Eid while looking after your health and wellbeing.

Managing diabetes during Ramadan? We’ve partnered with Diabetes UK to support you with practical tips and guidance.

Come along to a Diabetes and Ramadan *workshop:

We’ve partnered with Diabetes UK South East Coast & London to host a free workshop on Friday, March 17th at Poplar Mosque, from 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM.Poster announcing a workshop with Diabetes UK.

Together we’ll discuss :

*Please note, that this workshop is for women only.

Last year, Diabetes UK held a webinar about managing diabetes during Ramadan, with insights from individuals with diabetes, Moulana Azizur Rahman, and health expert Dr. Waqas Tahir.
Watch a recording of the event below.

Some key points to remember :


Diet: Opt for healthy carbohydrates like whole grains, fruits, and vegetables for Suhoor and Iftar. Avoid sugary drinks and processed foods.
Tips for a healthier Eid

Medication: Consult your healthcare team for any necessary medication adjustments before Ramadan begins.
Making a plan to fast safely

Monitoring: Keep tabs on your blood sugar levels and make adjustments to your diet or medications as required.
Testing blood sugars during the fast

Hydration: Stay hydrated by drinking water throughout the night.
Healthier food and drink choices during Ramadan

Listen to your body: If you feel dizzy, fatigued, or experience low blood sugar symptoms, break your fast and seek medical advice.

Additional Resources:
For additional advice and resources, be sure to visit the Diabetes UK Ramadan Guide

You can also call the Diabetes UK Helpline on 0345 123 2399. If you want to speak in another language, this can easily be arranged.

Please note – This content shares information and isn’t intended to replace medical advice. Remember to consult with your doctor before making any changes to your diabetes management plan.

All Resources

Ask your healthcare team for advice on managing diabetes during Ramadan to make sure your Eid celebration is a healthy one.