206m adults are living with diabetes in Western Pacific

IDF Western Pacific

The IDF Western Pacific Region (WP) includes 38 countries and territories and currently represents 19 diabetes organisations in 14 countries.

Elected representatives for the IDF Western Pacific Region 2023-24:

Takashi Kadowaki, Japan

Regional Chair

Alicia Jenkins, Australia

Regional Chair-Elect

IDF Western Pacific Members

Diabetes Australia
Cambodian Diabetes Association
Chinese Diabetes Society
Diabetes Fiji
Hong Kong Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Reproduction
Youth Diabetes Action
Diabetes Hongkong
Persatuan Diabetes Indonesia
Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care
Japan Diabetes Society
Diabetes Malaysia
Mongolian Diabetes Association
Diabetes New Zealand
Diabetic Association of Papua New Guinea
Korean Diabetes Society
Korean Diabetes Association
Diabetes Singapore
Association of Diabetes Educators (Singapore)
Chinese Taipei Diabetes Association
Taiwanese Association of Diabetes Educators (TADE)
Diabetes Association of Thailand logo
Diabetes Association of Thailand
Diabetes Philippines
Tonga Diabetes Association
AASD logo
Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes (AASD)

Diabetes in Western Pacific 2021

206 million adults (20-79)

are living with diabetes

109 million adults

with diabetes are undiagnosed

1 in 7 live births

are affected by hyperglycaemia in pregnancy

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1 in 8 adults living with diabetes
1 in 2 adults with diabetes undiagnosed

Diabetes and disasters

Natural disasters are common in the Western Pacific region. The IDF Western Pacific Region has developed the IDF-WPR Natural Disaster Programme to help ease and save the lives of people with diabetes in the region that are affected by natural and human-made disasters.

First published in 2015, the Diabetes Care and Disasters – IDF Western Pacific Region manual identifies means to reduce the negative impact of disasters and promotes the sharing of knowledge to help individuals, communities and countries increase their resilience to disasters. The second edition (2022) includes substantial updates informed by recent disaster experience learnings.


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