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Ramadan 2018

Calendar and health advice

Ramadan 2018

Do you have diabetes?

  • Speak to your doctor or nurse for advice about when to take your medications during Ramadan.

The following groups do NOT have to fast:

  • Those who are ill or frail
  • Pregnant and menstruating women
  • Lactating women who have concerns about their own, or their child’s health
  • Insulin treated diabetics
  • Travellers.
  • Speak to your doctor if you have any concerns.

Aim for a balanced diet

  • You should have a balanced diet, with the right proportion of carbs, fat and protein
  • If you're not careful, food eaten during the pre-dawn and dusk meals can cause some weight gain
  • To prevent muscle breakdown, meals should contain enough energy food, such as carbohydrates and some fat
  • Wholegrain or wholemeal varieties of carbohydrates are preferable as they release energy gradually.

Are you aged over 40?

  • Book your NHS Health Check at the surgery with one of our nurses.

Disclaimer.  This calendar is correct at the time of publication.  The beginning and end of Ramadan are subject to the sighting of the New Moon. Timings apply to Birmingham, UK. Source: https://www.salahtimes.com/uk/birmingham