Japan Association for Diabetes Education and Care (JADEC) was established in 1961.It is composed of medical personnel and diabetic patients and their families, and has 1,600 local groups with almost 15,000 members. The association is promoting a nationwide campaign of diabetes and its complications. In 2013, JADEC was awarded the status of a Public Interest Incorporated Association by the Prime Minister in acknowledgement of our activities to inform diabetic patients and would-be-patients with correct knowledge and educational activities for healthcare providers in charge of diabetes treatment and education.
The blue light-up events illuminated 126 locations of the skyscrapers, castles, historical sites, etc in Japan. Events related to the light-up (street glycemia measurement, diabetes lectures, walking) gathered lots of participant. The blue light, brilliant and solemn at the same time, served to raise awareness in Japan of the need to properly understand the threat of diabetes and make further efforts in its prevention and treatment.
Prof Yutaka Seino "As a member of the IDF, one can learn the development trend in diabetes around the world and put this acquired knowledge to use in Japan. In particular, the diabetic Conversation Map is being established in Japan as a new tool for teaching medical treatment and it is intended to motivate patients to face recuperation. In addition, as a member of the WPR, one can participate in activities to reduce the number of diabetic patients in Asia. As a member of JADEC, it is something to be proud of".