Journal of Diabetes Research

Diabetic Neuropathy: Current Status and Future Prospects


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1University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, UK

2University of Marmara, Istanbul, Turkey

3University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

4University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

5University of Manchester, Manchester, UK


Diabetic Neuropathy: Current Status and Future Prospects

Description

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide paralleling the rise in obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and increased life expectancy. It is estimated that globally 382 million people live with diabetes and the International Diabetes Federation expects this number to rise to 592 million by 2035. Diabetes patients are at increased risk of developing microvascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy (DR), diabetic nephropathy (DN), and diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), which are all major causes of morbidity and deaths.

Among these complications, diabetic peripheral neuropathy is the most common and costly complication of diabetes, leading to painful neuropathy and significantly increased risk of foot ulceration and amputation. DPN is often asymptomatic during the early stages, and once established, it may be difficult to reverse. Early diagnosis and timely intervention are thus essential in preventing its development. Whereas measurement of urinary albumin excretion and fundoscopic examinations serve as objective tests for early nephropathy and retinopathy in patients with diabetes, a comparably objective test, unbiased by the need for the patient’s subjective response, is lacking for DPN. There exists an urgent need to identify the most accurate early biomarker of nerve damage to better diagnose DPN in the clinical care of patients and, in particular, to permit an accurate evaluation of future therapies in clinical trials.

We invite investigators to submit original research articles and reviews to this special issue. We are interested in articles that explore new advances in pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of diabetic neuropathy in clinical studies and also new advances in experimental and animal models.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pathogenesis
  • Prevalence
  • Screening
  • Diagnosis and development of new markers
  • Complications in children and adolescents with diabetes
  • Management
  • Experimental models for diabetic neuropathy

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5825971
  • - Editorial

Diabetic Neuropathy: Current Status and Future Prospects

Mitra Tavakoli | Dilek Gogas Yavuz | ... | Hassan Fadavi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2810914
  • - Research Article

Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index and Indices of Diabetic Polyneuropathy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Akihiko Ando | Michiaki Miyamoto | ... | Shun Ishibashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6069730
  • - Research Article

The Preferential Impairment of Pupil Constriction Stimulated by Blue Light in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes without Autonomic Neuropathy

Fukashi Ishibashi | Rie Kojima | ... | Mitra Tavakoli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1273789
  • - Research Article

Peripheral and Autonomic Neuropathy in South Asians and White Caucasians with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Possible Explanations for Epidemiological Differences

Abd A. Tahrani | Q. A. Altaf | ... | Anthony H. Barnett
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4729284
  • - Research Article

Neutrophils Infiltrate the Spinal Cord Parenchyma of Rats with Experimental Diabetic Neuropathy

Victoria L. Newton | Jonathan D. Guck | ... | Natalie J. Gardiner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6943851
  • - Review Article

Lipids: A Suitable Therapeutic Target in Diabetic Neuropathy?

M. C. Perez-Matos | M. C. Morales-Alvarez | C. O. Mendivil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3425617
  • - Review Article

Diabetic Polyneuropathy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Mitochondrial Function

Luis Miguel Román-Pintos | Geannyne Villegas-Rivera | ... | Ernesto Germán Cardona-Muñoz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3157123
  • - Research Article

Shear Stress-Normal Stress (Pressure) Ratio Decides Forming Callus in Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

Ayumi Amemiya | Hiroshi Noguchi | ... | Taketoshi Mori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1567405
  • - Research Article

Delay between Onset of Symptoms and Seeking Physician Intervention Increases Risk of Diabetic Foot Complications: Results of a Cross-Sectional Population-Based Survey

Norina A. Gavan | Ioan A. Veresiu | ... | Cosmina I. Bondor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9027484
  • - Research Article

Mean Daily Dosage of Aspirin and the Risk of Incident Alzheimer’s Dementia in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Nationwide Retrospective Cohort Study in Taiwan

Cheng-Wei Chang | Jorng-Tzong Horng | ... | Jui-Ming Chen
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