Ramadan fasting

This is the month in the Islamic calendar wherein Muslims abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk. 

For people living with diabetes, fasting can be associated with risks, such as hypoglycaemia. If you intend to fast during Ramadan, seek medical advice first. It is recommended to avoid large carbohydrate-rich meals, sugary drinks and treats. Include low-GI, high-fibre starches, lean proteins and good fats in both your morning and evening meals. Avoid deep-fried snacks, like samosas and savouries. Rather include more veggies, fruit and salad. Detailed guidelines can be found in the reference.


Content supplied by Raeesa Seedat (Registered Dietitian)