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Diabetes and Ramadan practical guidelines

Risks associated with Ramadan fasting in diabetic patients include hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, ketoacidosis, dehydration and thrombosis. Therefore frequent monitoring of blood glucose is essential.

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Diabetes and Ramadan practical guidelines

What you will learn:

  • The impact of fasting during Ramadan on the physiology of individuals with diabetes
  • How these changes can be mitigated by the adaption of approved Ramadan Nutrition Plan (RNP) specifically adapted to South African patients’ needs
  • The stratification of risk individual patients developed the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the Diabetes Ramadan Alliance (DaR)
  • How to modify oral antidiabetic therapy during Ramadan
  • Adaption of insulin treatment regimens to maintain control of diabetes and minimise risks

This module

The IDF/DaR guidelines are reviewed by Dr Hoosen Randeree, Consultant Endocrinologist at Parklands Medical Centre (Durban) in a 30-minute video.

Earning CPD points

Having viewed this module and successfully completed the accompanying questions, 3 CEUs will be issued. This module is fully accredited by the University of Pretoria

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Useful resources

  • International Diabetes Federation

Diabetes and Ramadan: Practical Guidelines

  • Diabetes & Ramadan International Alliance

WebsiteRamadan Nutritional PlanThis report was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi. The content of the report is independent of the sponsor.

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