DIABETES UK is urging Muslims with diabetes in Swindon to fast safely through Ramadan.

The ‘Managing Diabetes during Ramadan’ project, launched in conjunction with the Muslim Council of Britain, offers a range of material to support people with diabetes cope with their condition during Ramadan.

The information includes online advice and factsheets in four different languages and guidance for Muslim leaders and healthcare professionals.

Diabetes UK-trained local community volunteers will also be giving talks in mosques in the lead-up to Ramadan.

The Koran requires fasting during the month of Ramadan from sunrise to sunset, which this year begins around June 28. 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.

For more information about fasting safely, as well as the project, visit www.diabetes.org.uk/ramadan