A guide from the Department of Health which provides information and advice on maximising health gain during the Muslim fast.
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Fasting in the month of Ramadan represents a recurring annual event in the life of a practising Muslim. It is important because it is one of the five Pillars of Islam. Many patients with diabetes will want to take part in this event and nurses with a good understanding of its importance and knowledge of how to manage diabetes can assist in ensuring that this is safely undertaken.
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