In 2023, Ramadan is currently expected to take place between the evening of Wednesday 22 March and end on the evening of Friday 21 April, followed by the celebration of Eid Al-Fitr. The exact dates may vary depending on the sighting of the crescent moon, which marks the beginning of the lunar month.
The practice of fasting is an important part of Ramadan. This involves complete abstinence from food, drink, and smoking between dawn and sunset over the month. It’s also a time for self-reflection and evaluation.
Below is a helpful video from Diabetes UK on preparing and participating in Ramadan if you live with diabetes. Shorter versions of the video are also available below.
- 25 minute version (as above, but without the lived experiences)
- 13 minute version (as above, but only with the talk from Moulana Azizur Rahman, followed by the slideshow)
- 4 minute version (slideshow only)
Diabetes UK also has a page all about preparing for Ramadan on their website here.