Ramadan diabetes campaign

The Silver Star Diabetes charity will be visiting the South Wales Islamic Centre to raise awareness of the risks of fasting during Ramadan. The charity says diabetic Muslims who fast are at additional risk of both hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia.

Clinic will provide 'practical support' to diabetic Muslims

Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges we face today in the UK - in Cardiff alone, it is estimated that 20,435 people have the condition; higher than the national average of 5.5%.1,3 People of South Asian descent are six times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared with the overall UK population and I am delighted to be working with Silver Star to provide practical support and information to those people with type 2 diabetes who may be planning to fast this summer

– Dr Naseem, Cardiff Bay Surgery

Diabetes charity launches Ramadan campaign

The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risks of fasting for diabetes sufferers Credit: Hugo Philpott/PA Wire

Silver Star Diabetes is taking its 'Stay Healthy During Ramadan' campaign to the South Wales Islamic Centre in Cardiff today.

The charity says diabetic Muslims who fast are at additional risk of hypoglycaemia due to low blood sugar during fasting periods and hyperglycaemia due to high blood sugar when breaking the fast.

Mobile clinics will be set up to offer testing and give advice outside the mosque.

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