Diabetes UK has launched its new Ramadan calendar, which gives information about fasting and diabetes control at this important time.
Diabetes is very much an issue that affects the Muslim community. There are more than 2.2 million people in the UK with diabetes, and people of South Asian origin are up to four times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
Ramadan calendar 2008
We hope that by distributing the calendar through more than 130 mosques across the UK we will help people to manage their condition effectively during Ramadan, when it can often be a challenge.
It is important that the document is referenced during Ramadan as much as possible, which is why we have included a prayer and fasting timetable. We hope that this will make the document useful for the entire 30 day period.
You can either download a copy of the calendar, or you can call Jenne Dixit at Diabetes UK on 020 7424 1110 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diabetes UK has a range of information available for the Muslim community about managing diabetes during Ramadan on our website.
You can also talk to an advisor who can speak a variety of languages by calling the Diabetes UK Careline.
For young people
There is also information about fasting at Ramadan on our sites for kids, teens and young adults.