|Subject : DIABETES FACT SHEET IN KOREA 2012|
* About 3.2 million Korean people (10.1%) aged over 30 years or older had diabetes in 2010. Based on fasting glucose, 19.9% of adults had prediabetes (impaired fasting glucose). Accordingly, 3 out of 10 people in Korea are diabetes or at high risk of future diabetes as of 2010.
* Diabetes will affect 6.0 million people in Korea by 2050, which will be twice higher than that of 2010. The growth rate is expected to be 183% for the next 40 years.
* Three out of ten patients with diabetes are not aware of their disorder (awareness rate, 73.4%). Furthermore, the awareness of diabetes among young people (aged 30~44) is only 54.4 %.
* Three out of four patients with diabetes in Korea are overweight or obese.
* Most people with diabetes (85.9%) are under medical treatment, mostly being treated with oral hypoglycemic agents (75.4%), but 14.1% of diabetic patients do not receive any medical care.
* Only 30% of diabetic patients in Korea have reached their glycemic target. Only about half of the patients are under adequate glycemic control, even when applying the American Diabetes Association guideline of HbA1c < 7% instead of the Korean Diabetes Association guideline of < 6.5%.
The estimated percentages and the total number of people over the age of 30 with diabetes and prediabetes were determined from data from the 2007-2010 Korean National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey (KNHANES) conducted by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare.
DEFINITION OF DIABETES AND PREDIABETES
* Diabetes was diagnosed based on fasting plasma glucose ≥ 126 mg/dL, current anti-diabetes medication, or previous diagnosis.
* Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) was defined based on fasting plasma glucose 100~125 mg/dL.
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