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04-11-2022 | Type 1 diabetes | Ask the expert | Article

Ramadan and type 1 diabetes: Supporting religious fasting


Speakers: Simon Heller and Shehla Shaikh

Simon Heller from the UK talks to Shehla Shaikh from India to learn from her wealth of experience in supporting people with type 1 diabetes to fast during Ramadan (22:14).

0:00 Introduction
0:50 Fasting and feasting: The challenges of Ramadan
6:38 Risk stratification and navigating patient wishes
9:37 Insulin and individualization
16:48 Coping with hypoglycemia
18:54 About online resources
19:45 Take-home messages

Click here to access guidelines, nutrition advice, and other educational resources from the Diabetes & Ramadan Alliance highlighted in the video.

About the contributors

Simon Heller

Simon Heller is Professor of Clinical Diabetes at the University of Sheffield, Director of Research and Development and Honorary Consultant Physician at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, UK. 

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Shehla Shaikh

Dr Shehla Shaikh is  a Consultant Endocrinologist at Saifee Hospital and Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Mumbai, India.

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