Journal of Diabetes Research

Traditional Medicine in Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Publishing date
28 Jun 2013
Submission deadline
08 Feb 2013

1Department of Biochemistry, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India

2Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Pisa University, Pisa, Italy

3Department of Biochemistry, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

Traditional Medicine in Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


The explosive increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes presents a challenge for health care system in almost all countries around the world. Although hyperglycemia is the common manifestation of the disease, the etiology of type 2 diabetes is highly complex and modern medicine is always looking for new effective drugs or drug combinations. Plant materials have been used for treatment of diabetes in different traditional systems across the world. In many instances, the chemical constituent(s) of the plant responsible for antidiabetic activity has been isolated and identified. For some plant-derived products, the mechanism of action has also been elucidated. Thus, it is vital to begin a systematic evaluation of plant-derived antidiabetic chemicals or constituents. A better understanding may lead to development of improved drugs for the treatment of diabetes.

We invite articles which utilize systematic studies about the chemical constituent, pharmacological actions, and toxicity of the plant materials with antidiabetic activities. Also cellular and molecular mechanisms are needed to be determined to have detailed information on their usage and dosage in human healthcare. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Antidiabetic plants used in traditional systems medicine in different countries
  • In vitro and in vivo studies for evaluation of antidiabetic effect of plant-based traditional therapy
  • Identification of active constituent in purported antidiabetic plant-based therapy
  • Isolation, purification, and characterization of active principles
  • Common method of preparation of medicinal plants
  • Adverse reactions to any one of them or to the additive or synergistic effects of chemical interactions

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 580823
  • - Editorial

Traditional Medicine in Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Syed Ibrahim Rizvi | Elena Matteucci | Pinar Atukeren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 160964
  • - Research Article

Ameliorative Potentials of Cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta L.) and Unripe Plantain (Musa paradisiaca L.) on the Relative Tissue Weights of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

C. O. Eleazu | M. Iroaganachi | K. C. Eleazu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 712092
  • - Review Article

Traditional Indian Medicines Used for the Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Syed Ibrahim Rizvi | Neetu Mishra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 763125
  • - Research Article

The Novel Oral Drug Subetta Exerts an Antidiabetic Effect in the Diabetic Goto-Kakizaki Rat: Comparison with Rosiglitazone

Danielle Bailbé | Erwann Philippe | ... | Bernard Portha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 631218
  • - Research Article

Therapeutic Potential of Dioscorea Extract (DA-9801) in Comparison with Alpha Lipoic Acid on the Peripheral Nerves in Experimental Diabetes

Heung Yong Jin | Sun Hee Kim | ... | Tae Sun Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 274986
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Simvastatin on Glucose Homeostasis in Streptozotocin Induced Type 2 Diabetic Rats

Lulu Wang | Guanglan Duan | ... | Ningning Dang
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