Number of members
101-2104 Lotte Castle President, 109 Mapo-daero, Mapo gu, Seoul, 04146, Korea, Republic of


The Korean Diabetes Association (KDA) was founded in 1968 to promote national health through active academic exchange between members and research in the field of diabetes and metabolism.

In October, 1968, the KDA started with 30 members who found the need for research, education, and academic exchange on diabetes, with the rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes in Korea.

Main Focus

MISSION: Lead the world free from diabetes
Vision: World Leader in Diabetes Research and Care with Global Standards
Motto: Hope beyond diabetes
Core value: Diabetes as a Priority, Integration, Association for society, Best practice, Excellence in research, Team approach, Education, Support

Publications & Newsletters

KDA publishes:

  • Diabetes and Metabolism Journal: 6 times a year
  • The Journal of Korean Diabetes : 4 times a year
  • Diabetes Newsletter: 4 times a year