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Pesach FAQs

Diabetes – Seder

Q. As a diabetic, I am concerned about how to manage my insulin and eating at the Seder when I will be consuming large quantities of carbs, such as wine and matzah.  Do you have any suggestions?

A. An excellent and thorough guide for how diabetics should manage their insulin and eating at the Seder has been written by Rabbi Hirsch Meisels of the “Friends with Diabetes” website. has an English version of the guide, and that website also has other resources for Jewish diabetics.  We have not reviewed the medical and halachic advice provided by those guides, and recommend you discuss the details with your doctor and Rabbi.

See also the Dietary Needs article in the Pesach section of our website which discusses many issues relevant to diabetics and others with special dietary needs.