Identifying recent advances and remaining challenges in paediatric diabetes care in Japan

In Japan, the growing number of children and adolescents with overweight or obesity is driving an increase in youth-onset type 2 diabetes; the figures for type 1 diabetes remain constant among young people. In response, a number of initiatives have been developed and implemented in order to address diabetes-related issues and promote healthy living for young people affected by the condition. Many of these activities are supported and/or organized by the Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care (JADEC), a nationwide organization of people with diabetes and healthcare professionals engaged in awareness-raising campaigns and the society-wide dissemination of diabetes knowledge. In this report, Yasuko Uchigata describes the aims and achievements of the recent collaboration between JADEC and DAWN Youth Japan.
DAWN Youth, Japan, JADEC