International Journal of Endocrinology

Diabetes in Socioeconomically Vulnerable Populations

Publishing date
04 Sep 2015
Submission deadline
17 Apr 2015

1World Health Organization, Washington DC, USA

2Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil

3World Diabetes Foundation, Gentofte, Denmark

4Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA

Diabetes in Socioeconomically Vulnerable Populations


Diabetes is a growing cause of morbidity and mortality globally and especially in the developing world. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that 80% of people affected by diabetes worldwide live in developing countries. It is well known that even within a country some subpopulation segments are affected with more severity by the diabetes epidemic. Socioeconomically disadvantaged groups within countries are impacted harder by diabetes, diabetes comorbidities, disability, and premature mortality. However, there is limited data on different aspects related to the diabetes epidemic in vulnerable populations particularly those living in developing countries.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to demonstrate the major impact of diabetes in developing countries, culturally challenged and disenfranchised populations worldwide. We are interested in articles that explore different aspects of the diabetes epidemic and ethnic cultural and socioeconomic issues in developing countries, disadvantage populations, and minority groups.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Effectiveness of health system approaches to prevent diabetes and its complications
  • Effectiveness of population-targeted policies to prevent diabetes and its complications
  • Diabetes care and innovative approaches to diabetes management and education
  • Use of novel technology in diabetes prevention and control
  • Increased prevalence of diabetes, intermediate hyperglycemia, and diabetes complications
  • Antidiabetic agents in developing countries: the state-of-the-art
  • Diabetes in indigenous populations
  • Diabetes and maternal health
  • The association of diabetes and communicable diseases
  • Diabetes and tuberculosis


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 247636
  • - Editorial

Diabetes in Socioeconomically Vulnerable Populations

Anil Kapur | Maria I. Schmidt | Alberto Barceló
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 903468
  • - Research Article

Challenges of Diabetes Self-Management in Adults Affected by Food Insecurity in a Large Urban Centre of Ontario, Canada

Justine Chan | Margaret DeMelo | ... | Enza Gucciardi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 297420
  • - Research Article

A Retrospective Analysis of the Relationship between Ethnicity, Body Mass Index, and the Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes in Women Attending an Australian Antenatal Clinic

Rebecca McDonald | Amalia Karahalios | ... | Joanne Said
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 761759
  • - Research Article

Glycemic Control in Kenyan Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Thomas Ngwiri | Fred Were | ... | Lorenzo Iughetti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 946419
  • - Research Article

Reported Diabetes Mellitus Prevalence Rates in the Colombia Healthcare System from 2009 to 2012: Analysis by Regions Using Data of the Official Information Sources

Noël C. Barengo | Diana Carolina Tamayo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 163641
  • - Research Article

Diabetes Burden in Urban and Rural Senegalese Populations: A Cross-Sectional Study in 2012

S. M. Seck | D. G. Dia | ... | L. Gueye
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