Fasting Safely During Ramadan



Qatar Diabetes Association, a member of Qatar Foundation, Ramadan Diabetes Group, Hamad Medical Corporation and in cooperation with Primary Health Care Corporation organize the annual symposium on Diabetes and Ramadan.

This year the event will take place on 30 March 2019 at Wyndham Regency Hotel from 9 am to 4 pm.

Over 300 Health Care Professionals from the public and private sectors of Qatar has enrolled in this course.

The educational day will include a set of lectures and presentations by experts and consultants of diabetes from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and overseas.

Commenting on the diabetes and fasting symposium, Dr Abdulla Al Hamaq said: “The goal of the Diabetes Symposium is to update the healthcare providers on the latest guidelines for diabetes management during Ramadan with a focus on the safest diabetes treatment modalities during fasting and the groups that should not fast.”

Dr Tarik A K A Elhadd, Senior Consultant Endocrinologist at HMC and Qatar Metabolic Institute,
said: “During the event, we will be presenting new papers on the latest in the field of diabetes in Ramadan. And papers on the latest methods used to raise awareness and ensure a safe fasting for the people with diabetes who wish to perform this pillar of our religion.”

The event also includes a panel discussion and answers to all questions from participating health care providers about fasting and diabetes.