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

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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.