Diabetes management during Ramadan

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Last updated 22 February 2024
Diabetes management during Ramadan

The Islamic month of Ramadan is expected to take place between Monday 11 March to Tuesday 9 April in 2024. During this time many Muslim people stop eating, drinking and taking medication from sunrise to sunset.

Diabetes Ramadan Preparation Clinic now available

The Logan Hospital LEADS (Logan Endocrine and Diabetes Services) department is piloting a Diabetes Ramadan Preparation Clinic in the lead up to Ramadan, to help patients prepare to fast safely.

Although some people with diabetes will choose not to fast, those who choose to fast may be at risk of unstable glycaemic control and hypoglycaemia. If your patient has diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) and would like advice on how to prepare for Ramadan, they are eligible for the clinic.

How to refer a patient

Send your Diabetes mellitus referral to the Metro South Health Central Referral hub, ensuring to identify that your patient is participating in Ramadan.

Further information for GPs

More diabetes resources for your practice

Read more about the Diabetes Preparation Ramadan Clinics in this ABC News story

Queensland-first clinic at Logan helping Muslims with diabetes to safely fast for Ramadan https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-02-20/qld-logan-clinic-helps-muslims-with-diabetes-to-fast-ramadan/103487554