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Management of the Diabetic Patient During Fasting – Guidelines and a Clinical Case



This is a virtual event that will take place on Monday the 27th of February 2023 at 4:00 pm. The event will be streamed live on this page.


Target Audience: Specialists, Family Physicians, General Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

Moderator: Cecilia Kissi

Time: 1600 GMT (4:00 pm local time)



Monday 27th January 2023 (VIRTUAL EVENT) 

3:50 - 4:00 pm: Welcome

4:00 - 4:05 pmIntroduction Sabina Baidoo

4:05 - 4:20 pm: Review of Last Guideline: Dr. Ernest Yorke

4:20 - 4:35 pm: Concrete Clinical Case Study: Dr. Ernest Yorke

4:35 - 4:45 pm: Question and Answer Session All

4:45 - 4:55 pm: Conclusion Sabina Baidoo


Course Description

The management of people with diabetes who fast during Ramadan has generally been based on expert opinion rather than medical evidence gained from scientific data. However, the introduction of the First Edition of IDF-DAR Diabetes and Ramadan Practical Guidelines, 2016 provided a practical tool to help HCPs support their approach to safely guide people with diabetes who wish to fast the holy Month of Ramadan.

Diabetes is a major health problem throughout the world because of its high prevalence and its association with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Identifying and treating risk factors in patients at high risk of cardiovascular events is essential and management with the most appropriate medication plays significant role in reducing its progression.

This CPD will help us understand the rational of the DAR Diabetes and Ramadan Practical Guidelines which aims to provide HCPs with the latest evidence-based recommendations, allowing them to deliver the best possible care and support for people with diabetes fasting during Ramadan.

What you will learn

At the end of the meeting, these are the learning objectives;
1. Identify the therapeutic recommendations for managing the diabetic patient during fasting
2. The importance of the Diabetes Ramadan guidelines for fasting patients
3. Understand the benefits on the use of Sulphonylureas in T2DM patients during fasting, using concrete clinical case study of a patient controlled with metformin + Gliclazide MR

Course Content

Lecture Sessions

  • LIVE EVENT: Monday 27th February 2023 @ 1600 GMT (4:00 pm) 1 hour


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About Facilitator

  • 3 Courses on CES

Prof. Ernest Yorke

FWACP, FGCP, MSc Diabetes (Cardiff), MSc Endo (UK), MB ChB,BSc, Cert. HAM (GIMPA)

Senior Lecturer, Senior Specialist Physician

Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Ghana Medical School, College of Health Sciences. Department of Medicine, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital,

Pro. Ernest Yorke is a Fellow of both the West African College of Physicians and the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana Medical School, and a Consultant Physician/endocrinologist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra.

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