International Journal of Endocrinology

Diabetic Microvascular Complications


Lead Editor

1NIMTS Hospital, Athens, Greece

2Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland

3University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

4University of London, London, UK

5University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece

6Paris Nord University, Bondy, France

Diabetic Microvascular Complications


The importance of diabetes mellitus as a major cause of mortality and morbidity and its claim on healthcare provision is increasingly recognized. Diabetes has now become a major worldwide public health problem with projections of an increase in numbers from presently almost 200 million people to around 370 million by 2025.

Diabetes-related chronic complications often cause premature mortality, as well as blindness, foot ulceration, and amputation. The health care and social care costs of managing these complications are enormous, but new treatments, devices, and clinical management protocols are steadily improving the longer term outcomes for people with diabetes. In recent years major advances have occurred in our understanding of the pathogenesis of diabetic microvascular complications. The major theories regarding the development of microvascular complications are based on metabolic and vascular changes. Important developments have also pointed to possibilities for prevention and early treatment of microvascular complications which may affect patients with diabetes.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pathogenesis of diabetic microvascular complications
  • The epidemiology of diabetic microvascular complications
  • Diabetic retinopathy and other ocular complications
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Connective tissue disorder in diabetes
  • Diabetic neuropathies
  • The diabetic foot
  • The effect of antidiabetic therapy on diabetic microvascular complications
  • Erectile dysfunction in diabetes mellitus


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8641942
  • - Review Article

Susceptible and Prognostic Genetic Factors Associated with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Comprehensive Literature Review

L. B. L. Prabodha | N. D. Sirisena | V. H. W. Dissanayake
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2401094
  • - Clinical Study

Direct Photocoagulation Guided by Merged Retinal Images for the Treatment of Focal Diabetic Macular Edema

Yoshihiro Takamura | Takehiro Matsumura | ... | Masaru Inatani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5607208
  • - Research Article

A Comparative Assessment of Cardiovascular Autonomic Reflex Testing and Cardiac 123I-Metaiodobenzylguanidine Imaging in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus without Complications or Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Triantafyllos Didangelos | Efstratios Moralidis | ... | Apostolos I. Hatzitolios
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9808295
  • - Research Article

Establishing Differences in Thermographic Patterns between the Various Complications in Diabetic Foot Disease

Alfred Gatt | Owen Falzon | ... | Cynthia Formosa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2452853
  • - Review Article

Perspectives on Peripheral Neuropathy as a Consequence of Metformin-Induced Vitamin B12 Deficiency in T2DM

Marwan A. Ahmed | George L. Muntingh | Paul Rheeder
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