Diabetes in Japan

Curr Diab Rep. 2005 Jun;5(3):226-9. doi: 10.1007/s11892-005-0013-4.


In this article, we introduce the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in the Japanese population and discuss the reasons for such an explosive increase. Diabetes has been brought into prominence in Japan by enhanced insulin resistance, through the change of lifestyle against the background of fragile beta-cell function and thrifty genotypes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / epidemiology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / genetics
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Islets of Langerhans / physiopathology
  • Japan / epidemiology
  • Life Style
  • Prevalence