The Japan Diabetes Society (JDS) was established as an independent association in April 1958 with the purpose of developing the study of diabetes and to prevent the increase in number among the people of Japan. Focusing on postwar recovery diabetes was not given much attention. But JDS predicted the seriousness of diabetes and started research to eradicate or to prevent the increase of diabetes across the world. Intially JDS started working on the previous research results and started substituting their applications. After the establishment of JDS, the members started working to get a proper understanding of the disease by organizing several meetings and started publishing its own journal, Tonyobyo and also initiated supplying handouts involving food diet and guidance for diabetes patients and also started some preventive measures for controlling diabetes.
With the increase of Western and modern culture rapidly, diabetic cases also got increased in japan and across the world which made diabetes a national disease. This made JDS to start its journey in 1985 as a consolidate association with over 3500 members. Post two decades , JDS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007, and its current membership now stands at more than 16,000.
In the 50 years since it’s establishment , JDS kept on exploring the reasons for the origin and treatment of diabetes and started taking necessary actions to fulfill the mission of the society. In 1989, JDS began a system to certification board affirmed diabetologists, hoping to help nurture highly knowledgeable and experienced diabetes specialists skilled in treating diabetes. Right now, there are over 3,700 board affirmed diabetologists throughout Japan who have been credentialed through this program.
In a Positive effort in 2000, few of the diabetic boards such as JDS, the Japan Academy of Diabetes Education and Nursing, and the Japan Society of Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition built up the Japanese Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (JCBDE) with the concept of supporting highly knowledgeable and experienced nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, clinical laboratory technologists, physical therapists, and other co-medical staff and promoting team-based medical care to develop the entire environment in which diabetes is treated. At present, there are over 12,000 board certified diabetes educators active in Japan.Read More»
The following is the list of scholars from Japan Diabetes Society who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences