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Exercise and smoking
Praying 5 times a day and the additional special night prayers (Taraweeh, which can last anything from 1-2 hours each night) is physical activity. It is advised that Muslims test themselves before and after prayers. It may be necessary for them to take hypo treatment or eat a light snack e.g. fruit. They can determine whether this is necessary by looking at their results.
Although smoking is forbidden in Islam, we know many people smoke. Therefore Ramadan is a good time to stop smoking for life. If Muslims would like more information on the help and support available to stop smoking they need to speak to their Diabetes Team.