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08.02.2022

Helping people living with diabetes prepare for Ramadan

Diabetes UK is offering a FREE webinar for people living with diabetes who wish to prepare for Ramadan.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 17 February from 5 – 6.30pm via Zoom. It is free but places must be booked in advance at: https://tinyurl.com/Ramadan-2022

The speakers will be Moulana Azizur Rahman (graduate of Traditional Islamic Studies, Theology, Jurisprudence & Classical Arabic from Imam Zakariya Academy, Forest Gate, and teacher and course co-ordinator at Al Misbaah Academy, Seven Kings, Redbridge) and health expert Dr Waqas Tahir (GP Partner Affinity Care (Cowgill Surgery, Clayton), GPwER Diabetes and Diabetes Lead, Bradford Care Alliance).

This will be followed by two people sharing their lived experience of diabetes and Ramadan – one of whom fasts and one of whom chooses not to fast – and the talks will also be followed by a Q&A.

The webinar will be recorded so if you can’t attend the live event but would like to watch, please register and you will be sent the recorded version after 17 February.

Ramadan in 2022 will run from on or around Saturday 2 April to Sunday 1 May. Holding the webinar in February will give people the time to prepare for fasting and to receive health advice in good time.

The Qur’an requires Muslims to fast during the month of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. Ultimately, it is a personal choice whether or not to fast. However, for those who choose to fast, Diabetes UK recommends that people consult a doctor or healthcare team before Ramadan, to make sure that they are able to look after themselves properly. Failing to do so is in itself contrary to the Qur’an, which clearly states that you must not act in a way that harms your body (Al Baqarah Verse: 195).

Further information from Diabetes UK about Ramadan: – https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/ramadan

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