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


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.

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