Journal of Diabetes Research

Chronic Vascular Complications in Diabetes

Publishing date
31 May 2013
Submission deadline
11 Jan 2013

Lead Editor

1Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China

2Hong Kong University, Hong Kong

3University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA

4Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200031, China

5Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Chronic Vascular Complications in Diabetes


Type 2 diabetes mellitus has become a global epidemic, with significantly increased prevalence in both developed and developing countries. Moreover, the deleterious effects due to type 2 diabetes are mainly chronic vascular complications, resulting in cardiovascular diseases, renal diseases, and blindness. According to the IDF report, over 50% newly diagnosed diabetic patients suffer from at least one chronic complication, which results in a severe challenge to the social economy. Despite the knowledge of the above-mentioned deleterious effects, the clinical prediction, diagnosis, and therapy remain largely unsatisfactory. Moreover, the investigations underlying the etiological mechanisms of the diseases are still ambiguous. This is the case for elucidating the pathophysiology of the development of diabetic chronic complications. This is also the case for evaluating the risks of chronic complications in diabetic patients and discovering better approaches for the treatment of the diseases.

The present issue is aimed at providing an up-to-date state of information in the pathophysiology, prediction, diagnosis, and therapeutic aspects of the chronic complications in type 2 diabetes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pathophysiology of chronic complications in diabetes
  • The contributions of genetic factors to the development of the chronic complications in diabetes in different populations
  • Effects of insulin secretion and insulin resistance on micro- or macrovascular complications in diabetes
  • Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and the risks for the diabetic chronic complications
  • Target organ damage: cardiovascular dysfunction
  • Target organ damage: diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy
  • How to optimize the prediction model for the chronic complications in diabetes
  • How to optimize the therapies for the diabetic complications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 425854
  • - Review Article

Zinc and Diabetic Retinopathy

Xiao Miao | Weixia Sun | ... | Quan Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 630537
  • - Research Article

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Analog Liraglutide Protects against Diabetic Cardiomyopathy by the Inhibition of the Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Pathway

Jieyu Liu | Yu Liu | ... | Junqi Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 269527
  • - Research Article

Antibacterial Effect of Autologous Platelet-Rich Gel Derived from Subjects with Diabetic Dermal Ulcers In Vitro

Lihong Chen | Chun Wang | ... | Xingwu Ran
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 151675
  • - Research Article

Insulin Sensitivity and Beta-Cell Function Are Associated with Arterial Stiffness in Individuals without Hypertension

Chuchen Meng | Min Sun | ... | Tao Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 232404
  • - Clinical Study

Relationship between Oxidant/Antioxidant Markers and Severity of Microalbuminuria in the Early Stage of Nephropathy in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Ning Shao | Hong Yu Kuang | ... | Hui Qing Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 452537
  • - Clinical Study

Association of the HLA-DQA1 and HLA-DQB1 Alleles in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Nephropathy in the Han Ethnicity of China

Ze-Jun Ma | Pei Sun | ... | Li-Ming Chen
Journal of Diabetes Research
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate32%
Submission to final decision68 days
Acceptance to publication26 days
Impact Factor2.965