The Western Pacific Region has more than 43 million people with diabetes. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes varies widely, but is gradually increasing. As the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increases, the number of diabetic foot lesions and subseguent amputations is also increasing in the Western Pacific region. However, there are no foot care specialists such as podiatrists in WPR and there is much ignorance amongst medical staff as to how to identify and educate those at risk and treat those who develop problems. Furthermore, data about diabetic foot problems in our region are very rare.
The main aims of our ASIPAC FOOT STUDY are to obtain data on clinical outcome in patients with diabetic foot ulcer to provide regional data and to identify common problems and solutions. The another aim of this study is to raise awareness of diabetic foot problems and to share the knowledge and experience in Western Pacific Region.

Epidemiological Studies Conducted as a part of ASIPAC Study

The followings are the topics we discussed at  KYOTO Foot Meeting as a part of ASIPAC FOOT STUDY. Each of  the participants from various countries are required to investigate on a designated topic every year and present at the meeting. The data gets consolidated  after each meeting and it is used to plan strategies to improve diabetic foot situations in Western Pacific Regions.

  • Demographics of Patients with Diabetic Foot in Western Pacific Region(2008)
  • Charcot Foot in Western Pacific Region (2009)
  • The Characteristics of  Diabetic Foot Infection in Western Pacific Region (2010)
  • Foot related Life style  Difference in Western Pacific (2011)
  • Diabetic Complications in WPR (2012)
  • Medical cost on Diabetic Foot in WPR (2013)
  • Diabetic Complications in WPR (2014)


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