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 943020
  • - Research Article

Supplementation of Lactobacillus plantarum K68 and Fruit-Vegetable Ferment along with High Fat-Fructose Diet Attenuates Metabolic Syndrome in Rats with Insulin Resistance

Hui-Yu Huang | Mallikarjuna Korivi | ... | Ying-Chieh Tsai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 280392
  • - Research Article

A Small Molecule Swertisin from Enicostemma littorale Differentiates NIH3T3 Cells into Islet-Like Clusters and Restores Normoglycemia upon Transplantation in Diabetic Balb/c Mice

Nidheesh Dadheech | Sanket Soni | ... | Sarita Gupta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 486047
  • - Research Article

Rhinacanthus nasutus Ameliorates Cytosolic and Mitochondrial Enzyme Levels in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

Pasupuleti Visweswara Rao | K. Madhavi | ... | Siew Hua Gan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 578165
  • - Research Article

An Aqueous Extract of Radix Astragali, Angelica sinensis, and Panax notoginseng Is Effective in Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy

Dehong Gao | Yijuan Guo | ... | Shuyu Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 378657
  • - Review Article

Herbal Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Chemistry, Biology, and Potential Application of Selected Plants and Compounds

Cicero L. T. Chang | Yenshou Lin | ... | Wen-Chin Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 845172
  • - Research Article

Alternanthera sessilis Red Ethyl Acetate Fraction Exhibits Antidiabetic Potential on Obese Type 2 Diabetic Rats

Kok Keong Tan | Kah Hwi Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 685642
  • - Research Article

Antidiabetic Effect and Mode of Action of Cytopiloyne

Cicero Lee-Tian Chang | Hsien-Yueh Liu | ... | Wen-Chin Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 787459
  • - Research Article

Fructus Mume Formula in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

Xiang Tu | ChunGuang Xie | ... | James B. Jordan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 590376
  • - Research Article

Improvement of Liquid Fructose-Induced Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance by Ginger Treatment in Rats Is Associated with Suppression of Adipose Macrophage-Related Proinflammatory Cytokines

Jianwei Wang | Huanqing Gao | ... | Yuhao Li

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