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The Role of Dietary Intake in Health Outcomes of Individuals with Diabetes

Call for Papers

The global prevalence of diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980, and diabetes is currently estimated to affect over 420 million adults. According to the World Health Organization, in 2012 alone, diabetes was responsible for 1.5 million deaths. Moreover, poor management of diabetes may lead to complications such as coronary heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputations, and kidney failure. Importantly, the emergence of these complications substantially reduces patients’ quality of life, increases public health costs, and leads to higher risk of premature death.

Despite continuous improvements in the medical management of diabetes, life expectancy and health of the affected individuals have remained at unsatisfactory levels compared to those of the healthy population. It should be noted, however, that good quality diabetes care extends far beyond mere medication, and the self-care practices have a crucial role in the daily life of patients with diabetes. Importantly, the health outcomes of this fragile population could be vastly improved by intensifying diabetes self-management practices. With this respect, prudent diet, physical activity, regular blood glucose self-monitoring, and smoking avoidance should form the cornerstones of a healthy life of every individual with diabetes.

Considering the importance of self-management in the health and well-being of patients with diabetes, we are now interested in papers that explore the role of dietary intake and diabetes health outcomes, such as glycemic control, diabetic nephropathy, retinopathy, and neuropathy. We are hoping to attract not only original research, but also review articles describing the current state of the topics in this field.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • The role of dietary patterns in diabetes complications
  • Macronutrient substitutions in metabolic control
  • The use of probiotics for diabetes control
  • Coffee consumption and metabolic health in diabetes
  • Dietary fat intake and inflammatory markers
  • Healthy eating index and cardiovascular risk factors

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 25 May 2018
Publication DateOctober 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Aila Ahola, Folkhälsan Research Center, Helsinki, Finland

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