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 2022, Ramadan takes place Saturday April 2nd to Sunday May 1st. Eid al Fitr 2022 marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and will be celebrated on Monday May 2nd or Tuesday May 3rd (depending on the sighting of the moon). The holy month of Ramadan is a time for friends and family to gather and focus on fasting, prayers, and helping people in need.
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.