Diabetes management during Ramadan

23rd February 2024Patient information, Uncategorised

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Ramadan Mubarak 2024

Ramadan is soon upon us, and for those who have diabetes and wish to fast we strive to support you so that you can fulfil your fasting safely without compromising your health.
This is just a reminder that it is important to get advice in advance regarding how to manage medications during Ramadan. There is normally Ramadan teaching sessions held at Mile End Hospital, the information however will be general therefore if you have lots of medications or dosset boxes it’s best to seek personal advice from your practice.

Islam gives exemptions from fasting if you have complex medical problems that are compromised by fasting for long periods. Those that are unable to fast during Ramadan can fast during the winter months when the days are short or can donate money for charity instead of fasting (Fidya & Kaffarah).

Main problem during Ramadan is avoiding hypoglycaemia (low sugar levels) and avoiding acute kidney injury due to lack of water intake throught the day.

People with Type 1 diabetes and those with renal failure, pregnant, frail or with other medical conditions where fasting will affect them negatively are advised against fasting.

During Ramadan, medications that are normally taken at breakfast time are usually taken at Iftar and the night medications are usually taken at Sehri time. For those with lunchtime medications, it’s important to ask when to take the medication instead of assuming you can just stop taking it. Due to the short periods when one can eat and drink, some medications need reducing but not all need stopping.

All diabetes medications including insulin which are taken at Iftar should be taken during the meal or just after the meal to prevent hypo happening as one would have been fasting for over 12 hours. This is why it is extremely important to get help from one of the diabetes nurses on dosing in advance, you can do this onlinbe by submitting a request to the admin team to call you back using this link.

It is important to remember to switch back to taking your medications how you normally take them after Ramadan is over.

Hoping you fulfil your wishes for Ramadan 2024

Bonnie Mpofu (Diabetes Specialist Nurse)
Jubilee Street Practice

Important Dates

12th December 2023Important information, Patient information, Practice information

Jubilee Street Practice Closure Dates:

Please note the Jubilee Street Practice will be closed from 12.30pm to allow staff to attend a Protected Learning Time on the following dates:

Tuesday 6th February 2024

Thursday 21st March 2024

Thursday 18th April 2024

We will re-open the following mornings at the usual time.

For any urgent medical queries please call 111, or in an emergency call 999.

For a full list of closure dates up to March 2024 please see our ‘JSP what’s on calendar’  

Flu vaccinations for 2023 – 2024

11th November 2023Medical

The below groups will be eligible for a flu vaccine from 01 September 2023:

  • Those aged 65 years and over
  • Those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • Pregnant women
  • All children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
  • Primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 6)
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes
  • Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

Frontline workers in a social care setting, without an employer led occupational health scheme. Including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers and those that are employed by those who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants

House-bound patients will be contacted in due course and be offered vaccination at home by our approved local pharmacy


Doctor Digital Event – NHS App

13th October 2023Online services

Do more with the NHS App!

Join us to learn how to download the NHS App and use it to reorder your repeat prescriptions.

Thursday 19 October 2023 10.00am to 13.00pm

Tarling East Community Centre 63 Martha Street, Shadwell, E1 2PA

Refreshments will be served

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Welcome to the JSP family Juned

21st July 2023Practice information

Empowering Potential: Juned’s Inspiring Journey with JSP and Project Search

At JSP, we have always been committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity and empowers individuals to reach their full potential. Over the past 12 weeks, we had the privilege of hosting Juned, an exceptional intern, through the esteemed Project Search program. Project Search focuses on helping young adults with learning disabilities and autism transition into the workforce. Juned’s journey with us was nothing short of inspiring, leaving a lasting impact on both our patients and staff. We were so impressed by his quick learning abilities, positive influence, and unwavering enthusiasm that we happily offered him a permanent position at JSP. 

Juned’s Journey: A Triumph of Perseverance

Juned’s arrival at JSP marked the beginning of a remarkable journey that exemplified the power of determination and the impact of inclusive work practices. Despite facing unique challenges, Juned showed immense dedication to acquiring new skills and enhancing his existing abilities. His eagerness to contribute to the healthcare sector, particularly the NHS, was evident from day one.

Embracing Opportunities for Growth

During his 12-week internship, Juned fearlessly embraced new opportunities for growth and learning. His ability to absorb information quickly and apply it in practical situations left a lasting impression on his supervisors and colleagues. Juned worked tirelessly to expand his skill set, actively participating in various projects and tasks with an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Making a Positive Difference

Beyond his impressive work ethic, Juned’s warm and compassionate demeanor had a profound impact on both patients and staff. His ability to connect with people, demonstrate empathy, and brighten the atmosphere around him made him a valued member of the JSP family. Patients appreciated his kind-hearted nature, which contributed to creating a nurturing and supportive environment within the clinic.

Transitioning from Intern to Employee

As Juned’s internship drew to a close, it was evident that his presence had become an integral part of the JSP team. Recognizing his exceptional contributions and potential for growth, we were delighted to extend a permanent position to Juned. Embracing this opportunity with gratitude and enthusiasm, Juned now plays a crucial role in our pursuit of providing outstanding healthcare services while setting an example for others in the industry.

Watch Juned’s Video: Reflecting on his Internship Experience

Click below to watch a short video in which Juned shares his thoughts and experiences as an intern at JSP. His journey speaks volumes about the importance of creating an inclusive and supportive work environment that allows individuals of all abilities to thrive.

At JSP, we are committed to continuing our partnership with Project Search and other initiatives that champion diversity and empower individuals to achieve their professional aspirations. We firmly believe that by nurturing talent and fostering an inclusive workplace, we can collectively build a brighter, more compassionate, and productive future.

Join us in celebrating Juned’s success, and let us work together to create more opportunities for everyone to shine in their respective fields.


Here as some pictures from his recent graduation ceremony, we at JSP are very proud of his achievements!