A diabetes charity has launched a campaign today to make Muslims more aware of the disease in the run-up to Ramadan.
Observing the month of daylight fasting, which begins on the ninth of July this year, can make diabetes much more difficult to manage, particularly when Ramadan falls in summer, when the days are so much longer. Callum Watkinson reports.
Worshippers at Birmingham's Central Jamia Masjid Lozells mosque are invited to take part in a special health session today designed to help them stay healthy during the holy month of Ramadan.
South Asians are six times more likely to have type two diabetes than caucasians. Type two diabetics who go without food are much more likely to suffer severe hypoglycaemia.
Add the holy month of Ramadan into that equation, when Muslims fast from dawn til dusk, and the results could be deadly.