According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas 8th Edition, an estimated 158.8 million adults aged 20-79 years were living with diabetes in the IDF WP region in 2017, representing a regional prevalence of 9.5%. Over half (54%) of these cases are undiagnosed. Close to two-thirds (63.8%) of adults with diabetes in the region live in urban areas.
The elected IDF representatives for the Western Pacific Region for 2018-19 are:
Chair: Prof. Linong Ji, China Chair Elect: Dr Moon-Kyu Lee, Republic of Korea