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Trends in the Diabetes Epidemic in Korea.

Ha KH, Kim DJ - Endocrinol Metab (Seoul) (2015)

Bottom Line: Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of mortality and increased disability-adjusted life years worldwide.Nevertheless, the mean age at the first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar for men in 2005 and 2013, while the mean age for women decreased slightly.Therefore, public efforts should focus on healthy lifestyle changes, primary prevention measures, screening for the early detection of diabetes, and long-term management.

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Affiliation: Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Etiology Research Center, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of mortality and increased disability-adjusted life years worldwide. In Korea, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 8.6% to 11.0% in 2001 to 2013 and the prevalence of adult obesity, which is the most important risk factor of diabetes, increased from 29.2% to 31.8% during the same period. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of obese Koreans with diabetes in recent decades and the prevalence of diabetes in people aged 40 years and older also increased in 2001 to 2013. Nevertheless, the mean age at the first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar for men in 2005 and 2013, while the mean age for women decreased slightly. There is an inverse linear relationship between body mass index and age at the diagnosis of diabetes among those who are newly diagnosed. Accordingly, the prevalence of diabetes is increasingly shifting to younger individuals and those who are obese. Therefore, public efforts should focus on healthy lifestyle changes, primary prevention measures, screening for the early detection of diabetes, and long-term management.

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Distribution of obesity in diabetic (A) men and (B) women in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001 to 2013. We defined obesity using the following body mass index (BMI) categories: normal (BMI<23 kg/m2), overweight (23≤BMI<25 kg/m2), and obese (BMI≥25 kg/m2).
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Figure 2: Distribution of obesity in diabetic (A) men and (B) women in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001 to 2013. We defined obesity using the following body mass index (BMI) categories: normal (BMI<23 kg/m2), overweight (23≤BMI<25 kg/m2), and obese (BMI≥25 kg/m2).

Mentions: In recent decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of obese people with diabetes in Korea. The average BMI of diabetic Korean patients increased from 21.9 kg/m2 in 1989 to 1990 to 24.8 kg/m2 in 2010 to 2012 [1213]. In 2013, 71.6% of men and 74.2% of women with diabetes were obese or overweight (Fig. 2, unpublished data).


Trends in the Diabetes Epidemic in Korea.

Ha KH, Kim DJ - Endocrinol Metab (Seoul) (2015)

Distribution of obesity in diabetic (A) men and (B) women in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001 to 2013. We defined obesity using the following body mass index (BMI) categories: normal (BMI<23 kg/m2), overweight (23≤BMI<25 kg/m2), and obese (BMI≥25 kg/m2).
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Figure 2: Distribution of obesity in diabetic (A) men and (B) women in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001 to 2013. We defined obesity using the following body mass index (BMI) categories: normal (BMI<23 kg/m2), overweight (23≤BMI<25 kg/m2), and obese (BMI≥25 kg/m2).
Mentions: In recent decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of obese people with diabetes in Korea. The average BMI of diabetic Korean patients increased from 21.9 kg/m2 in 1989 to 1990 to 24.8 kg/m2 in 2010 to 2012 [1213]. In 2013, 71.6% of men and 74.2% of women with diabetes were obese or overweight (Fig. 2, unpublished data).

Bottom Line: Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of mortality and increased disability-adjusted life years worldwide.Nevertheless, the mean age at the first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar for men in 2005 and 2013, while the mean age for women decreased slightly.Therefore, public efforts should focus on healthy lifestyle changes, primary prevention measures, screening for the early detection of diabetes, and long-term management.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Etiology Research Center, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
Diabetes mellitus is a leading cause of mortality and increased disability-adjusted life years worldwide. In Korea, the prevalence of diabetes increased from 8.6% to 11.0% in 2001 to 2013 and the prevalence of adult obesity, which is the most important risk factor of diabetes, increased from 29.2% to 31.8% during the same period. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of obese Koreans with diabetes in recent decades and the prevalence of diabetes in people aged 40 years and older also increased in 2001 to 2013. Nevertheless, the mean age at the first diagnosis of diabetes was very similar for men in 2005 and 2013, while the mean age for women decreased slightly. There is an inverse linear relationship between body mass index and age at the diagnosis of diabetes among those who are newly diagnosed. Accordingly, the prevalence of diabetes is increasingly shifting to younger individuals and those who are obese. Therefore, public efforts should focus on healthy lifestyle changes, primary prevention measures, screening for the early detection of diabetes, and long-term management.

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