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Embassy to co-host World Diabetes Day event

17.10.2017  09:03

Did you know that 20-30 minutes of daily exercise can more than halve the risk of getting type-2 diabetes?

Thursday, the Danish Embassy hosted a press conference that focused on both World Diabetes Day next month and the strong and mutually beneficial collaboration between Denmark and Thailand in the area of public health.

Present were the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and the Danish Ambassador to Thailand, Uffe Wolffhechel.

With this initiative, it is the aim to create awareness of diabetes, educate the public to know that small changes in lifestyle can have a huge impact on health and reduce the risk of getting diabetes. Novo Nordisk is the global market leader on diabetes and the largest insulin supplier in Thailand.

The Danish Embassy is co-hosting the “World Diabetes Day Event” in Bangkok on 5 November, and we encourage people to sign up for the run on in order to show support for the cause and enjoy a special talk show with four generations of women to learn how to stay healthy and away from diabetes.


Currently, more than 4 million people in Thailand suffer from diabetes which causes multiple complications. With more awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle by having a healthy diet, regular physical activity and maintain a normal body weight, we can hopefully reduce this number to the benefit of all the people of Thailand.




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