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A 45 year old Pakistani man with type 2 diabetes mellitus consults to discuss how he might fast safely during Ramadan.
This is part of a series of occasional articles on common problems in primary care. The BMJ welcomes contributions from general practitioners to the series
Thanks to Eiad Afaris, Domhnall Macauley, Chris Burton, Sangeeta Dhami, Brian McKinstry, Hilary Pinnock, Iftikhar Saraf, and Yasser Shehata for their helpful comments on earlier drafts of this article.
Contributors: AS conceived this article, and he contributed to and edited drafts written by SW. AS is guarantor.
Competing interests: SW and AS are grant holders on a randomised controlled trial of diabetes prevention in South Asians (NPRI/MRC R39913).
Provenance and peer review: Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.