Diabetes cases up 10% in one year

Diabetes cases up 10% in one year

A schoolboy buys a sweet drink near his school in Bangkok. (Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)
A schoolboy buys a sweet drink near his school in Bangkok. (Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

More Thais are being diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension every year, says the Department of Disease Control (DDC).

Some 6.8 million people were diagnosed with hypertension last year, an increase of 200,000, or 3%, from the year before, said Dr Tares Krassanairawiwong, the DDC director-general. Diabetes diagnoses increased by 300,000, or 10%, to 3.3 million, he said.

Diabetes and hypertension can result in chronic kidney failure, cardiac diseases and paralysis, he said.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (19)

Accused Jimi 'Slice' killer extradited from Canada

Alleged contract killer Matthew Dupre, wanted for the shooting of Indian gangster Jimi Sandhu in Phuket on Feb 4, 2022, has been quietly extradited to Thailand to face a murder charge.

11:13

Naga Cave set to reopen on June 1

The Naga Cave in Bueng Kan’s Phu Langka National Park will reopen to tourists on June 1, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

10:32

Merc launches latest E-Class

Mercedes-Benz has pulled the wraps off its latest E-Class (W214) that boasts a new electronics structure as the brand transitions from combustion to electric.

09:32