Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center handed out awards to patients who overcame and controlled their diabetes on World Diabetes Day.
Hospital deputy director Nut Isarangkul Na Ayutthaya presided over the Nov. 14 event.
Diabetes clinic chief Yhing Nonglak Singhgowint said the World Health Organization established the diabetes day in 1991 to campaign for prevention of the disease and advertise its detrimental health effects.
Queen Sirikit Naval Medical Center deputy director Nut Isarangkul Na Ayutthaya presides over ceremonies to mark World Diabetes Day.
Queen Sirikit has treated more than 3,000 diabetes patients and 1,000 more at risk of the disease, doctors said. The clinic works with patients to prevent occurrences and manage symptoms.
Nut Isarangkul pointed out that diabetes can lead to macular degeneration, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and foot ulcers.