Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Diabetes in Asia: What is different from the west?

July 30, 2016 - Asian Interchange on Diabetes meeting - Chaicharn Deerochanawong, MD – Rajavithi Hospital College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand

Chaicharn Deerochanawong, MD (Bangkok, Thailand) elaborates on aspects of the diabetes phenotype that are different in Asia, as compared with the rest of the world. These differences affect management of diabetes patients.

This lecture was recorded at the Asian Interchange on Diabetes meeting, held in Bangkok on July 30-31, 2016.

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  • Differences between the Asian and the Caucasian diabetes phenotype  0:20
  • South East Asians have more visceral fat at the same BMI than Caucasians 1:30
  • Beta cell dysfunction is central to diabetesw in Asian subjects 4:07
  • The incidence of autoimmune type 1 diabetes is lower in Asia 9:41
  • Young onset type 2 diabetes is common and manifests itself differently from late onset. 11:39
  • Gestational diabetes is more prevalent in Asia than in the rest of the world. 13:36
  • High frequency of renal disease and renal complications in Asian diabetics.  14:25