Muslims who fast during Ramadan must abstain from eating, drinking, taking oral medications, and smoking; however there are no restrictions on food or fluid intake between sunset and dawn. Most people consume two meals per day during this month, one after sunset and the other before dawn. In 2019, Ramadan takes place Monday, May 6th to Monday, June 3rd.
Pre-Ramadan Medical Assessment
It is important that you speak with your diabetes team about your wish to observe Ramadan. The diabetes team will perform a pre-Ramadan medical assessment (1-3 months before Ramadan) if possible. It is also recommended that you follow-up with your diabetes team following Ramadan.