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Fasting with Diabetes

The charity Diabetes UK is warning people about the dangers of fasting during Ramadan.

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Charity warns against fasting with diabetes

Diabetes UK is warning people about the dangers of fasting during Ramadan. They say fasting can cause the body's blood glucose level to either fall too low or rise to high. People who manage their diabetes with insulin and certain medications may be at risk of this during prolonged fast.

We spoke to Jenna Patel from Diabates UK, who argues this makes Muslims exempt from fasting during Ramadan, but advises anyone who is unsure to speak to a GP or Imam at a Mosque.

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