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Management of diabetes during Ramadan

Management of diabetes during Ramadan

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

June 10, 2016

Updated

June 27, 2016
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Programme Description

Professor Rayaz Malik and colleagues explain how to advise Muslim patients with diabetes on fasting safely during Ramadan. Key learning points include advice to give on diet and on adjusting insulin and other diabetes therapy, including newer antidiabetic agents, during this period. The article also highlights the additional cardiovascular risks faced by South Asians with diabetes.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, GPs and other healthcare professionals will be better able to:
  • Understand the importance of fasting during Ramadan for Muslim patients
  • Advise patients with diabetes who fast about how to do so safely
  • Advise patients how to manage their diabetes medication during fasting
  • Understand the additional cardiovascular risks for South Asians with diabetes
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Omar Asghar
    Specialist registrar in cardiology
    Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Manchester Royal Infirmary and University of Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Dr Adam Greenstein
    Senior lecturer and consultant physician
    Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Manchester Royal Infirmary and University of Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Professor Rayaz A Malik
    Professor of medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
    Honorary professor of medicine
    Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Manchester Royal Infirmary and University of Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Imaan Malik
    Medical student
    University of Leeds
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Professor Rayaz A Malik
    Professor of medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
    Honorary professor of medicine
    Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Manchester Royal Infirmary and University of Manchester
    United Kingdom

    Reviewer
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP, London
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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