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New project to help Muslims with diabetes

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 11, 2013

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A GROUP of volunteers are leading the way in rolling out an innovative new project that aims to help Muslims with diabetes fast safely through Ramadan.

Diabetes UK volunteers have created a presentation that is available online and also for people to use in their community to raise awareness about the issues around fasting through Ramadan.

The Koran requires fasting during the month of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset. People with diabetes do not have to fast during Ramadan, but if they wish to do so they are encouraged to speak to their Imam and healthcare professional.

Jenne Patel, Diabetes UK equality and diversity manager, said: “It’s fantastic to see volunteers leading the way in raising awareness of staying healthy during Ramadan.

“We are really pleased to be supporting volunteers to get out into their local community, such as Burton, and raise awareness of the issues fasting through Ramadan.”

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