Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes 2014


Publishing date
19 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2014

Lead Editor

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

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

3Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

4Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037, USA

5Hospital Authority, Hong Kong


Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes 2014

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 are in great demand. It is estimated that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is used 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 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/camd14/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 685248
  • - Editorial

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Diabetes 2014

Wen-Chin Yang | Cicero L. T. Chang | ... | William C. S. Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 357357
  • - Review Article

Naturally Occurring Anthraquinones: Chemistry and Therapeutic Potential in Autoimmune Diabetes

Shih-Chang Chien | Yueh-Chen Wu | ... | Wen-Chin Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 832314
  • - Research Article

Bidens pilosa Formulation Improves Blood Homeostasis and β-Cell Function in Men: A Pilot Study

Bun-Yueh Lai | Tzung-Yan Chen | ... | Cicero Lee-Tian Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 193156
  • - Review Article

Jasada bhasma, a Zinc-Based Ayurvedic Preparation: Contemporary Evidence of Antidiabetic Activity Inspires Development of a Nanomedicine

Rinku D. Umrani | Kishore M. Paknikar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 821569
  • - Research Article

Caffeamide 36-13 Regulates the Antidiabetic and Hypolipidemic Signs of High-Fat-Fed Mice on Glucose Transporter 4, AMPK Phosphorylation, and Regulated Hepatic Glucose Production

Yueh-Hsiung Kuo | Cheng-Hsiu Lin | Chun-Ching Shih
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 461685
  • - Research Article

Immunomodulatory and Antidiabetic Effects of a New Herbal Preparation (HemoHIM) on Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Mice

Jong-Jin Kim | Jina Choi | ... | Sung-Tae Yee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 180495
  • - Research Article

Amelioration of Diabetes and Painful Diabetic Neuropathy by Punica granatum L. Extract and Its Spray Dried Biopolymeric Dispersions

K. Raafat | W. Samy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 107629
  • - Research Article

Effects of Dietary Supplementation with Agaricus sylvaticus Schaeffer on Glycemia and Cholesterol after Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes in Rats

Marcelo Betti Mascaro | Cristiane Miranda França | ... | Erna E. Bach
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 703624
  • - Research Article

Protein Fractions from Korean Mistletoe (Viscum Album coloratum) Extract Induce Insulin Secretion from Pancreatic Beta Cells

Ki-Wook Kim | Seung-Hoon Yang | Jong-Bae Kim
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate27%
Submission to final decision68 days
Acceptance to publication33 days
CiteScore2.900
Impact Factor1.813
 Submit