537 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide, or an average of 1 death every 5 seconds

Department of Disease Control reports the situation of diabetes around the world. There are 537 million patients, contributing to 6.7 million deaths, or 1 death every 5 seconds, while Thailand has found 300,000 new cases per year.Keep reading ...

Bangkok authorities aim to remove sugary soft drinks from schools

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration says it’s working to make all Bangkok schools soda-free (sugary drinks).The Nation reports that the BMA’s Permanent Secretary is consulting with municipal and district offices in an effort to improve the health of the city’s school children and protect them from ...

Schools seen playing important role in curbing rapid rise in diabetes

There has been a 27 per cent increase in diabetes among Thai youth but the efforts of Sweet Enough Network in Saraburi province have been successful in reducing sugar consumption in schools in the province to eight teaspoons per day.“According to a study by Chulalongkorn ...

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