The Cities Changing Diabetes partnership in Seoul consists of
representatives from the city of Seoul, academic societies, including
the Korean Diabetes Association (KDA), Korean Study of Obesity (KSSO),
International Diabetes Federation (IDF), IDF West Pacific branch and
the Embassy of Denmark in Korea.
The head of each organisation in the partnership has appointed a
representative from their organisation to the action committee of
Seoul Cities Changing Diabetes programme. The city has conducted the
first phase of the research with the purpose of gaining a better
understanding of the social and cultural dynamics of the city and
build an evidence-based action plan.
" This is a first step in
fighting type 2 diabetes, and with this kind of activity every
person has to get some idea about the vulnerability of type 2
diabetes in Korea. Asia has two thirds of people with diabetes
in the world, and Asia is the epicentre of diabetes nowadays, so
we need our own programme for prevention and fighting diabetes."
— Professor Kunho Yoon The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul St.
Mary's Hospital CCD Ambassador of Korea