Diabetes burden and prevention in Korea and the Western Pacific Region.

  title={Diabetes burden and prevention in Korea and the Western Pacific Region.},
  author={Nam H Cho},
  journal={Diabetes research and clinical practice},
  volume={106 Suppl 2},
Diabetes burden in the Western Pacific Region (WPR) is more problematic than in any other part of the world. In 2013, the International Diabetes Federation reported >382 million people are living with diabetes around the world. About 36%, approximately 138 million people with diabetes, are living in the WPR. In addition, in the WPR, from 2012 to 2013, 6 million diabetes mellitus cases were newly diagnosed, accounting for 54.5% of all type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) cases diagnosed in the world… CONTINUE READING


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