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November: Diabetes

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, when communities unite to highlight the condition and those affected. This BMC Series focus issue places the spotlight on research advancing knowledge and patient care. Our open-access content is available permanently, and highlights include genomics, neuroscience, and public health topics.

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Designing, implementing and evaluating a community-based intervention to prevent diabetes in vulnerable families across Europe. The Feel4Diabetes-study: Part One and Two
BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20
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How diet, physical activity and psychosocial well-being interact in women with gestational diabetes mellitus: an integrative review
Leah Gilbert, Justine Gross, Stefano Lanzi, Dan Yedu Quansah, Jardena Puder & Antje Horsch 
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:60 
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Are diabetes self-management programmes for the general diabetes population effective for people with severe mental illness?: a systematic review
Anne Coxon, Hayley McBain, Neli Pavlova, Hannah Rowlands & Kathleen Mulligan 
BMC Psychiatry 2020 20:386
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Research articles

On Biology:                                                     

Intein-mediated recombinant expression of monomeric B22Asp desB30 insulin
Minmin Zhang, Yunlong Zhang, Bingnan Wu, Yanhao Peng, Altaf Ahmed Simair, Geoffery W. Siegel, Changrui Lu & Ting Chen 
BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:3
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Long-term expansion, genomic stability and in vivo safety of adult human pancreas organoids
Nikitas Georgakopoulos, Nicole Prior, Brigitte Angres, Gianmarco Mastrogiovanni, Alex Cagan, Daisy Harrison, Christopher J. Hindley, Robert Arnes-Benito, Siong-Seng Liau, Abbie Curd, Natasha Ivory, Benjamin D. Simons, Inigo Martincorena, Helmut Wurst, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy & Meritxell Huch 
BMC Developmental Biology 2020 20:4
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Efficacy of phage cocktail AB-SA01 therapy in diabetic mouse wound infections caused by multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Legesse Garedew Kifelew, Morgyn S. Warner, Sandra Morales, Lewis Vaughan, Richard Woodman, Robert Fitridge, James G. Mitchell & Peter Speck
BMC Microbiology 2020 20:204 
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Possible involvement of peripheral TRP channels in the hydrogen sulfide-induced hyperalgesia in diabetic rats
José Eduardo Roa-Coria, Jorge Baruch Pineda-Farias, Paulino Barragán-Iglesias, Geovanna Nallely Quiñonez-Bastidas, Ángel Zúñiga-Romero, Juan Carlos Huerta-Cruz, Juan Gerardo Reyes-García, Francisco Javier Flores-Murrieta, Vinicio Granados-Soto & Héctor Isaac Rocha-González 
BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:1
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On Medicine:

Human Herpesvirus 8 infection may contribute to oxidative stress in diabetes type 2 patients
Alessandra Incani, Luisa Marras, Gabriele Serreli, Angela Ingianni, Raffaello Pompei, Monica Deiana & Fabrizio Angius 
BMC Research Notes 2020 13:75 
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Predictive equations for evaluation for resting energy expenditure in Brazilian patients with type 2 diabetes: what can we use?
Thaiciane Grassi, Francesco Pinto Boeno, Mauren Minuzzo de Freitas, Tatiana Pedroso de Paula, Luciana Vercoza Viana, Alvaro Reischak de Oliveira & Thais Steemburgo 
BMC Nutrition 2020 6:56
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Islet-expressed circular RNAs are associated with type 2 diabetes status in human primary islets and in peripheral blood
Shahnaz Haque, Ryan M. Ames, Karen Moore, Benjamin P. Lee, Nicola Jeffery & Lorna W. Harries 
BMC Medical Genomics 2020 13:64
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Hypoglycemic and antilipidemic properties of kombucha tea in alloxan-induced diabetic rats
Ahmed Aloulou, Khaled Hamden, Dhouha Elloumi, Madiha Bou Ali, Khaoula Hargafi, Bassem Jaouadi, Fatma Ayadi, Abdelfattah Elfeki & Emna Ammar 
BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies 2012 12:63
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The association of diabetes mellitus and insulin treatment with expression of insulin-related proteins in breast tumors
Heleen K. Bronsveld, Marie L. De Bruin, Jelle Wesseling, Joyce Sanders, Ingrid Hofland, Vibeke Jensen, Marloes T. Bazelier, Bas ter Braak, Anthonius de Boer, Peter Vestergaard & Marjanka K. Schmidt
BMC Cancer 2018 18:224  
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Trends in the incidence of diabetes mellitus: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 and implications for diabetes mellitus prevention
Jinli Liu, Zhen-Hu Ren, Hua Qiang, Jine Wu, Mingwang Shen, Lei Zhang & Jun Lyu 
BMC Public Health 2020 20:1415
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Integrating care: the work of diabetes care technicians in an integrated care initiative
Christopher Bunn, Elissa Harwood, Kalsoom Akhter & David Simmons 
BMC Health Services Research 2020 20:235
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Simulation via instant messaging-Birmingham advance (SIMBA) model helped improve clinicians’ confidence to manage cases in diabetes and endocrinology 
Eka Melson, Meri Davitadze, Manal Aftab, Cai Ying Ng, Emma Ooi, Parisha Blaggan, Wentin Chen, Thia Hanania, Lucretia Thomas, Dengyi Zhou, Joht Singh Chandan, Latha Senthil, Wiebke Arlt, Sailesh Sankar, John Ayuk, Muhammad Ali Karamat & Punith Kempegowda
BMC Medical Education 2020 20:274
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Development and validation of algorithms to classify type 1 and 2 diabetes according to age at diagnosis using electronic health records
Calvin Ke, Thérèse A. Stukel, Andrea Luk, Baiju R. Shah, Prabhat Jha, Eric Lau, Ronald C. W. Ma, Wing-Yee So, Alice P. Kong, Elaine Chow & Juliana C. N. Chan
BMC Medical Research Methodology 2020 20:35  
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Diabetes and eating disorders: an exploration of ‘Diabulimia’
Sophie Elizabeth Coleman & Noreen Caswell
BMC Psychology 2020 8:101
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