Korean Diabetes Association


Organizational Information

Room  No 1010, Renaissance Tower Bldg
456 Gongdeok-dong, Mapo gu
121-706 Seoul
Tel +82-2-7149064
Website: www.diabetes.or.kr

Membership Information

Founded in 1968

22,305 Members in 2016


4 employees 

Member of IDF since 




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.


Learn more here about activities organised by the Association for World Diabetes Day.



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

Download their latest annual report (2012)

Message from the President

Bong Yun Cha 


Korea country information


IDF Members in WP