Why fasting during Ramadan is safe for most patients with diabetes

Dr Gaurav Puri says patients with diabetes have traditionally been warned against fasting during Ramadan.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Gaurav Puri.

Most patients with diabetes should be able to fast safely during Ramadan, says an endocrinologist leading a novel Ramadan preparation clinic.

The clinic, managed by the Logan Endocrinology and Diabetes Service in Queensland, accepts referrals from GPs for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes for advice and monitoring during Ramadan.