Journal of Diabetes Research

New Horizons in Diabetology


Publishing date
10 Apr 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
21 Nov 2014

Lead Editor

1Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

3Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada


New Horizons in Diabetology

Description

The prevalence of diabetes has alarmingly increased in both developed and developing countries all across the world in the recent years. The prevalence of different complications and comorbid conditions associated with diabetes is also rampantly increasing, thereby negatively affecting lives of many people. In fact, obesity which is associated with diabetes is considered as a major public health concern in many countries. Nevertheless, it can be argued that little progress has been made in the field of diagnosis and treatment of diabetes during the past decades. Arguably, many believe that the discovery of insulin was not followed by further significant advances in the field of management of diabetes.

Diagnostic and screening approaches to diabetes have evolved considerably in the recent decades. Saccharometers are replaced by elaborated laboratory techniques and glucometers. However, there are still limitations to such technologies and they cannot be used in large scales, and, in pediatric endocrinology, they are not well complied.

In the field of management of diabetes, similarly, although impressive advances have been made, we still fall short of offering a cure for the disease. Many believe that the progress we have made in the management of diabetes has mainly focused on the invention of more efficient insulin preparations and improved techniques for its delivery.

Notwithstanding the shortcomings, there have been positive signs of progress in terms of finding a cure for diabetes. Pancreas transplantation, although initially considered to be unsuccessful, is expected to be applied in a large scale in the future as immunosuppressive medications develop further. Pancreatic islet-cell transplantation is yet another potentially curative option for diabetes. However, shortage of donors poses great limitations to this procedure. Fortunately though, stem-cells are suitable alternatives for pancreatic cell even though stem-cell research is hindered by ethical concerns in many countries.

The scarcity of the literature in the mentioned fields, however, can be considered as a hindrance to further advancement of the science of diabetology. Therefore, we invite authors to submit original research and review papers investigating the new horizons in screening, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel approaches to screening and diagnosis of diabetes such as biosensors
  • Personalized medicine in diagnosis and management of diabetes
  • Whole pancreas transplantation
  • Pancreatic islet-cell transplantation
  • The application of stem-cell technology in treatment of diabetes
  • Artificial pancreas
  • Advances in the management of obesity
  • New medications for management of diabetes

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9075924
  • - Editorial

New Horizons in Diabetology

Ali Tootee | Garth Warnock | ... | Bagher Larijani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8274689
  • - Research Article

Metformin Treatment Prevents Sedentariness Related Damages in Mice

Pamela Senesi | Anna Montesano | ... | Ileana Terruzzi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2161376
  • - Research Article

Renin-Angiotensin System Gene Variants and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Influence of Angiotensinogen

Siew Mei Joyce-Tan | Shamsul Mohd Zain | ... | Nor Azizan Abdullah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8132925
  • - Research Article

Mannose-Binding Lectin Levels and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Miklós Káplár | Shah Sweni | ... | György Paragh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3898502
  • - Review Article

Metabolomics and Type 2 Diabetes: Translating Basic Research into Clinical Application

Matthias S. Klein | Jane Shearer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 585917
  • - Review Article

Association between Genetic Variants and Diabetes Mellitus in Iranian Populations: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies

Mehrnoosh Khodaeian | Samaneh Enayati | ... | Mahsa M. Amoli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 167526
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of the Association Metformin: Plantago ovata Husk in Diabetic Rabbits

Raquel Díez-Láiz | Juan J. García-Vieitez | ... | Nélida Fernández-Martínez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 675103
  • - Review Article

Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Rising Concerns over Their Application in Treatment of Type One Diabetes Mellitus

Seyed Jafar Hashemian | Marjan Kouhnavard | Ensieh Nasli-Esfahani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 457848
  • - Research Article

Low Intensity Physical Exercise Attenuates Cardiac Remodeling and Myocardial Oxidative Stress and Dysfunction in Diabetic Rats

C. Gimenes | R. Gimenes | ... | K. Okoshi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 289846
  • - Research Article

Association of ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter A1 Gene Polymorphisms in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among Malaysians

Polin Haghvirdizadeh | Vasudevan Ramachandran | ... | Patimah Ismail
Journal of Diabetes Research
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Acceptance rate34%
Submission to final decision85 days
Acceptance to publication28 days
CiteScore3.020
Impact Factor3.040
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