Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG)

Introduction and Objectives

Diabetes in Asia Study Group is a non - profit organization, formed in a meeting held in Cape town, aimed to create awareness , to promote and encourage researches in characterization of Diabetes with in regions. Individuals with in the field of research, diabetes care and advocacy will be eligible for membership. Explore the site and direct us to improve the quality of both the design and layout of the site as well as the activities of this group.

A meeting was held in Cape Town on 2/12/2006, to establish Diabetes in Asia Study Group, to promote awareness of diabetes, to encourage research in the characterization of diabetes within the regions, to promote exchange of opinions, and foster advocacy. This group is a continuation of the Diabetes in Asia Conferences, a movement that was started in 1999.

  • Strategies to achieve the objectives

  • 1. Holding periodic meetings and conferences.
  • 2. Conducting studies to characterize the state of diabetes within the Asian Regions.
  • 3. Promoting the publications of activities and guidelines.
  • 4. Active involvement of governments and non-governmental organizations.
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Welcome letter

Mesbah Kamel

DASG President

On behalf of DASG Executive Board I’d like to welcome each of you to the Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG) website in its new version. It’s an exciting time for DASG to proceed in combating dual epidemic of diabetes and COVID as both epidemics continue to grow nationally and internationally which necessitates motivated and responsive collaborative efforts from all whom are concerned. Diabetes is confronting a time of many changes and DASG meeting these changes bringing inspired people together in this site, to ensure that our mission and vision remains at the cutting edge.
I’d like to give you an idea of what you can expect and what we hope to achieve over this new site version. Utmost concern as usual is giving to young generations of health care providers who constitute the base of diabetes health care so a special educational section will be arranged giving them basal knowledge and roadmap for better diabetes care using all available certified modules.
Sections discussing nutrition, foot care, education, type1 management, and barriers for glycemic control represent an important feature of our site and will be led by experts in the field with young DASG juniors to give them more experience and capacity building.
A remarkable feature will be Non-professional section for PWD, volunteers for advocacy and patient education in an attractive design to improve diabetes care in all aspects.
An important and remarkable achievement is the bilingual aspect (English-Arabic) to accommodate for the diverse language issues in all DASG member countries.
The site will be an excellent window reflects all DASG activities and open for all members to share ideas and suggestions.
I urge DASG eminent figures and all members to join and share and enrich the site in its new face.
Lastly I am very grateful to our dynamic person Mr. Ashraf for his continuous sincere effort to develop our DASG new website after relatively long time without active site

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Diabetes in Asia Study Group is a non - profit organization, formed in a meeting held in Cape town, aimed to create awareness , to promote and encourage researches in characterization of Diabetes with in regions

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Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG)

Journal of Diabetology

Journal of Diabetology (JOD) is the official journal of Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG). It was started by DASG in 2010 as a peer-reviewed journal with 3 issues published annually. To improve its visibility and ease of access, an online platform was created exclusively for the journal (http://www.journalofdiabetology.org )in December 2016 and all the issues published till then were archived in the online portal. From January 2017, all the issues of the journal are being published online on its website. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

The journal has wide readership by clinicians, researchers and other allied health professionals in the field of diabetes and its viewership has increased tremendously in the past two years. More than 98000 users from ten different countries have visited the website so far. Owing to its increasing popularity and the huge number of manuscripts being received, the number of issues published per year has been increased to 4 from 2021. JOD is now an online free quarterly journal published by Medknow, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.The current issue and all the archived issues can be accessed in the JOD website http://www.journalofdiabetology.org

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Prof. A. Samad Shera (1935-2020)

Founding Member DASG

It is with deep sadness and regret that the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) announces the passing of Prof. Samad Shera, an Honorary President of IDF and eminent diabetologist from Pakistan.
samad 330pxProf. Shera served the Federation for many years in a variety of roles at the regional (Middle-East and North Africa) and international level, including as a Member of the IDF Nominating Committee. Prof. Shera served the Federation for many years in a variety of roles at the regional and international level, including Chair of the IDF Middle East and North Africa Region and Member of the IDF Nominating Committee. He was also Founding President of the Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG) and actively collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO), serving as Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Treatment
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Diabetes Facts & Figures

The IDF Diabetes Atlas Ninth edition 2019 provides the latest figures, information and projections on diabetes worldwide.

In 2019,

Approximately 463 million adults (20-79 years) were living with diabetes; by 2045 this will rise to 700 million The proportion of people with type 2 diabetes is increasing in most countries 79% of adults with diabetes were living in low- and middle-income countries 1 in 5 of the people who are above 65 years old have diabetes 1 in 2 (232 million) people with diabetes were undiagnosed Diabetes caused 4.2 million deaths Diabetes caused at least USD 760 billion dollars in health expenditure in 2019 – 10% of total spending on adults More than 1.1 million children and adolescents are living with type 1 diabetes More than 20 million live births (1 in 6 live births) are affected by diabetes during pregnancy 374 million people are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes Download the IDF Diabetes Atlas 9th Edition 2019 and other resources at www.diabetesatlas.org.

First Meeting and Dasg Formed

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A meeting was held in Cape Town on 2/12/2006, to establish Diabetes in Asia Study Group, to promote awareness of diabetes, to encourage research in the characterization of diabetes within the regions, to promote exchange of opinions, and foster advocacy. The group was a continuation of the Diabetes in Asia Conferences, a movement which was started in 1999.

Diabetes in Asia Study Group

DASG Conferences