Bureaucrats offered diabetes educational workshop

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With diabetes deaths on the rise, the Pattaya Public Health and Environment Department Saturday staged a workshop to offer government workers tips on how to prevent the disease.

Department Director Wanaporn Jemjamrat said changes to the traditional Thai diet to include sweet and greasy foods is to blame for the increased incidence of diabetes.  People also are eating fewer fruits and vegetables, she said.

Weight is also a factor, with people not exercising and instead smoking and drinking too much.

Pattaya Public Health and Environment Department Director, Wanaporn Jemjamrat, addresses government workers on the dangers posed by diabetes.Pattaya Public Health and Environment Department Director, Wanaporn Jemjamrat, addresses government workers on the dangers posed by diabetes.