Maintaining tight glucose control during Ramadan
What are the practicalities of supporting people with diabetes who fast during Ramadan? Practice nurses can make a real difference by educating patients before Ramadan starts and advising them on what they need to consider before starting their fast. Patients need to be involved in the whole process so that they are well aware of the importance of managing their diabetes to ensure good control of their glucose levels throughout Ramadan. We review how to assess patients before Ramadan, what adjustments to make to medication and how to follow up.