Managing Diabetes During Ramadan

This article was published on 6/10/15 in the South Africa Greytown Gazette, highlighting the challenges of managing diabetes during Ramadan.

"Fasting presents significant challenges for diabetics in terms of managing blood sugar levels, which is why diabetic people should consult their doctor prior to the holy month of Ramadan to find out if they can fast and if so, plan a way to do it safely," says Dr Aneesa Sheik, medical director of Lilly South Africa.

The article shares that "A "conversation map" tool, specific to 'managing diabetes during Ramadan' was launched in 2013 and used across the country and beyond. The tool, supported by Lilly, was created by Healthy Interactions, in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). It has been used in more than 40 countries and translated into more than 30 languages."

Healthcare professionals who would like to use the conversation map tools for patient group consultations can contact Lilly South Africa on 011 510 9300, for more information.