International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online)

Science and Technology Policy Workshop on a Research and Development Perspective toward Type 2 Diabetes Control
Hiromi Takahashi-Omoe, Atsushi Ogasawara, Yutaka Seino

In Japan, there is an increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes and a subsequent economic burden associated with disease care and a consequent urgent need to combat the disease. However Japan does not have a detailed research and development plan at the national level, focusing on type 2 diabetes control, such as the US strategic planning and the EU roadmap. Because the natural course of type 2 diabetes onset is considered to depend on ethnicity and lifestyle, a detailed research and development plan focusing on the Japanese should be discussed. Under the situation, the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy held a professional workshop on type 2 diabetes control on October 22, 2013. As the resuplt of workshop, 5 challenges for disease control in Japan were proposed from the aspect of research infrastructure, fundamental integration research, and applied research for implementing health and medical care.

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