Diabetes & Ramadan 2017-02-07T14:15:30+00:00

Diabetes is a serious health condition that is spreading in all parts of the world and affecting all ages.

With the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are committed to refraining from eating, drinking and taking medication from dawn until sunset. People with diabetes, who choose to fast, must take their medication before fasting and regulate their blood sugar by checking its’ levels throughout the day.

Before you choose to fast, please read through our chart below to identify if you are at risk. We recommend that people with VERY HIGH or HIGH risk do not fast. These recommendations are supported by Prof. Shawky Ibrahim Allam, Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Fatwa- Prof. Shawky Ibrahim Allam

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Dependent diabetes treatment on four main pillars:

People with diabetes, who choose to fast during Ramadan, must follow the so-called Triangle of Ramadan, namely:

  • Modifying medications, insulin doses.

  • (Adjust the diet) attention to the amount of food in meals and regularity.

  • Reduce physical effort (physical) Physical Activity during the day, especially the afternoon.


Click below to download all the graphs and charts available on this page:

If I have diabetes, can I fast during Ramadan?


Click below to download all the IDF Diabetes and Ramadan: Practical Guidelines

IDF-Diabetes and Ramadan Guidelines 2016