Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes


Publishing date
05 Jul 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2013

Lead Editor

1Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11501, Taiwan

2School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2751, Australia

3Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Aarhus Sygehus THG, Aarhus University Hospital, Tage-Hansens Gade 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark


Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes

Description

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder which is characterized by insulin deficiency, insulin resistance, and aberrant metabolism in glucose, protein, and lipid. Genetic and environmental factors are the primary causes for diabetes. It is a chronic progressive disease that leads to the development of microvascular and macrovascular complications. This disease afflicts around 5% of the world population by now. However, current oral antidiabetic agents used in orthodox medicine have unmet efficacy and undesirable side effects in patients. Research and development of new remedies for diabetes is in great demand. It is estimated that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is using by 80% of the world population for their primary health care. Therefore, CAM represents one of pivotal options for the therapy for diabetes. Areas of interest in CAM for diabetes include herbal medicines, acupuncture, moxibustion, and other therapies.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles and review articles focusing on basic research, translational research, and clinical studies in CAM for diabetes and its complications (e.g., retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, and cardiovascular diseases). Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding at therapeutic potential (efficacy and safety) and mechanism of CAM for diabetes and its complications
  • Development and clinical application of CAM, alone or in combination with orthodox medicine, to treat diabetes and its complications
  • Advanced technologies (e.g., genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics, next-generation sequencing, genome-wide association studies, etc.) and model systems for basic as well as translational studies of CAM for diabetes and its complications.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/camd/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 831068
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes

Wen-Chin Yang | Srinivas Nammi | ... | William C. S. Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 767498
  • - Research Article

Chinese Medicinal Formula (MHGWT) for Relieving Diabetic Neuropathic Pain: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Chia-I Tsai | Tsai-Chung Li | ... | Yi-Chang Su
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 769409
  • - Research Article

Proanthocyanidin Attenuation of Oxidative Stress and NF-κB Protects Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice against Diabetic Nephropathy

Abdulrahman L. Al-Malki | Ahmed Amir Radwan Sayed | Haddad A. El Rabey
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 457971
  • - Research Article

Hyperglycemia Induces Altered Expressions of Angiogenesis Associated Molecules in the Trophoblast

Shu-Chun Chang | Wei-Chung Vivian Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 189819
  • - Research Article

The Action of Antidiabetic Plants of the Canadian James Bay Cree Traditional Pharmacopeia on Key Enzymes of Hepatic Glucose Homeostasis

Abir Nachar | Diane Vallerand | ... | Pierre S. Haddad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 201329
  • - Research Article

Prescription Pattern of Chinese Herbal Products for Diabetes Mellitus in Taiwan: A Population-Based Study

Chung-Yu Huang | Yueh-Ting Tsai | ... | Feng-Lin Hsu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 243568
  • - Review Article

Adjunct Methods of the Standard Diabetic Foot Ulceration Therapy

Dariusz Waniczek | Andrzej Kozowicz | ... | Ewa Nowakowska-Zajdel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 180721
  • - Research Article

Anti-Diabetic Activities of Jiaotaiwan in db/db Mice by Augmentation of AMPK Protein Activity and Upregulation of GLUT4 Expression

Na Hu | Lin Yuan | ... | Xiong Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 921012
  • - Research Article

Citrus junos Tanaka Peel Extract Exerts Antidiabetic Effects via AMPK and PPAR- both In Vitro and In Vivo in Mice Fed a High-Fat Diet

Sung Hee Kim | Haeng Jeon Hur | ... | Jin-Taek Hwang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 327629
  • - Research Article

The rs1142345 in TPMT Affects the Therapeutic Effect of Traditional Hypoglycemic Herbs in Prediabetes

Xi Li | Feng-Mei Lian | ... | Wei Zhang
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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Acceptance rate27%
Submission to final decision68 days
Acceptance to publication33 days
CiteScore2.900
Impact Factor1.813
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