There is now extensive evidence on the optimal management of diabetes, offering the opportunity of improving the immediate and long-term quality of life of those living with the condition. Unfortunately such optimal management is not reaching many, perhaps the majority, of the people who could benefit. Reasons include the size and complexity of the evidence-base, and the complexity of diabetes care itself. One result is a lack of proven cost-effective resources for diabetes care. Another result is diversity of standards of clinical practice. Guidelines are part of the process which seeks to address those problems. IDF has produced a series of guidelines on different aspects of diabetes management, prevention and care.

Diabetes and Ramadan: Guide to a safe fast

Last update: 06/10/2021

Fasting with diabetes can lead to complications so it is therefore important that the decision about whether to fast is made on an individual basis in consultation with a healthcare provider. This Guide provides practical information for people with diabetes to help ensure a safe and healthy Ramadan fast.

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