Diabetes in Westminster

Introduction

Maslaha worked closely with health practitioners, local community organisations, patients in Westminster to produce this resource to help manage and prevent diabetes.

The Need 

According to Diabetes UK, type 2 diabetes is up to six times more common in people of South Asian descent, and is a growing problem in the community. The South Asian community is also at risk of Type 2 diabetes from the age of 25, opposed to 40 in the White population.

 

Muslim patients with diabetes who may fast during Ramadan also need to take extra care with their diet and seek specific medical advice from health practitioners.

What We Did 

Our project brought together medical and Islamic advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle and to manage diabetes.

On this Diabetes Matters website, you can:

  • Learn what kinds of food are good for you.

  • Understand the importance of eating well during Ramadan.

  • Find out why eye check ups are extremely important if you have diabetes.

  • Watch films in English and Sylheti.

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