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Observance of Ramadan and fasting from dawn to sunset is one of the five pillars of Islam for all mature and healthy Muslims, however Islamic rule does allow individuals with medical conditions not to fast. It is possible to fast if you have type 1 diabetes but planning is needed.
Prior to Ramadan, you will need to make some changes to your diabetes care, including your insulin doses. Some preparation and safety recommendations are:
Fasting is not recommended if:
If you are an RCH patient planning to fast or just wanting to discuss if this is possible, please contact the diabetes allied health team via phone: 9345 6661 or email: email@example.com
Reviewed March 2023