diabetes and fasting


My 16 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with diabetes type 2. She tried to repay a Ramadan fast yesterday and her sugar level dropped drastically.- broke fast. She still has 4 more to repay. What to do for repayment and next Ramadan?


See Fiqh of Ramadan:

Old people, men and women, in late years of life for whom fasting is harmful and difficult, can break the prescribed fast, but are required to give a substitute by feeding a needy person for each prescribed fast day omitted.

The same is true of a sick person who does not hope to recover during the whole year. The schools concur upon this rule excepting the Hanbalis, who say that giving a substitute is recommended and not obligatory.



This entry was posted in Health, Siyam - Fasting. Bookmark the permalink.

Medical Disclaimer:

Information on this site is NOT intended or implied to be medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Those should only be sought from your physician or appropriate health care provider. This information is only provided as an information resource and is NOT to be relied on for diagnostic and treatment purposes. It is NOT intended as patient education, and NOT a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment and does NOT establish a patient physician relationship.

The owners and participants on this web site expressly disclaim any responsibility, and shall have NO liability for any loss, injury, damage, or other liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on or use of the information on this site. The owners and participants do not endorse any specific procedure, test , or treatment mentioned on this site.

Comments are closed.