The IDF Western Pacific (WP) Region includes 39 countries and territories, currently representing 28 diabetes organizations in 20 countries and 2 territories. It has the largest population of all IDF regions and accounts for 37% of all diabetes cases in the world.

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

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Upcoming events

  • IDF Congress 2019
    Date of event:
    02 December 2019 - 06 December 2019
    BEXCO Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO)., BEXCO Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO) 55 APEC-ro, U-dong, Haeundae, Busan, South Korea, Busan, Korea (South)
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