According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas 8th Edition, an estimated 82 million adults aged 20-79 years were living with diabetes in the SEA region in 2017, representing a regional prevalence of 8.5%. About 45.8% of these diabetes cases were undiagnosed. Close to half (48.8%) of all adults with diabetes in the region live in urban areas.
The elected IDF representatives for the South-East Asian Region (SEA) for 2018-19 are:
Chair: Dr Ali Siyan, Maldives Chair Elect: Dr Shashank Joshi, India