With roughly 7.3 million accounted cases of diabetes in the country, the Philippines is now among the top 15 countries globally for diabetes prevalence, according to an expert from the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (PSEDM).
While Filipinos tend to be genetically predisposed to diabetes, Dr. Cecille Anonuevo-Cruz, a member of (PSEDM), said that Filipinos’ adoption to Western lifestyle and inclination to sugary food may have played a role in the increasing rates of diabetes in the country. The recommended daily intake for women per day is roughly 25g or 6 teaspoons – so make sure to always read those labels!
Not far from the Philippines, Thailand faces a similar issue as do many other developing Asian countries.
In a campaign to raise awareness about the metabolic disease, Thailands’ Diabetes Association launched the Sweet Kills campaigns to highlight the dangers of type 2 diabetes, which can be triggered by excessive sugar consumption.
Using sweets to create gaping wounds, Thai designer Nattakong Jaengsem uses shock tactics and has already captured global attention. You probably wont want to indulge in any cupcakes after feasting your eyes on these images…