South Asian Consensus Guideline: Use of insulin in diabetes during Ramadan

Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Jul;16(4):499-502. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.97992.


A person with diabetes mellitus (DM) has every right to perform the ritual of fasting during Ramadan. In daily practice we come across both type 1 and type 2 DM who wish to fast. This Consensus Statement describes the pre-Ramadan assessment, planning, prescription, management, and monitoring of patients on insulin, who wish to fast.

Keywords: Aspart; basal insulin; detemir; glargine; lispro; premixed insulin; regular insulin; type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes.