The global epidemic of diabetes is a most serious medical and social problem in all parts of the world including the Western Pacific Region, which has the highest prevalence of diabetes, heterogeneous pathophysiology, and diverse ethnicities and cultures. To investigate the diversity of diabetes in the Western Pacific Region and to provide a basis for science-guided diabetes care and education, the Congress will be devoted to discussions in three main areas, research, clinical and basic, and diabetes education and care, all of which are crucial for us and our colleagues who battle diabetes.
Department of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Kyoto University
54 Shogoin Kawahara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan
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