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BMC Endocrine Disorders

Diabetes and Metabolism

Section edited by Abd Tahrani

This section concerns all aspects of diabetes and metabolic syndrome including but not limited to: prevention, diagnosis and management, as well as related molecular genetics, and pathophysiology.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a progressive disease that often requires a patient to use multiple antihyperglycemic agents to achieve glycemic control with disease progression. Omarigliptin is a once-weekly dipepti...

    Authors: Seung-Hwan Lee, Ira Gantz, Elizabeth Round, Melanie Latham, Edward A. O’Neill, Paulette Ceesay, Shailaja Suryawanshi, Keith D. Kaufman, Samuel S. Engel and Eseng Lai

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:70

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Randomized clinical trials have shown the efficacy and safety of short-acting exenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of this observational study was to investigate the effectivenes...

    Authors: You-Cheol Hwang, Ari Kim, Euna Jo, Yeoree Yang, Jae-Hyoung Cho and Byung-Wan Lee

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:68

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Adipose tissue, an endocrine organ of the body, is involved in some obesity-related disease states such as insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, and atherosclerosis. Vaspin is a novel adipocyte with insulin s...

    Authors: Wei Yang, Yun Li, Tian Tian, Li Wang, Pearl Lee and Qi Hua

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:67

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Self-care is essential for patients with diabetes mellitus. Both clinicians and researchers must be able to assess the quality of that self-care. Available tools have various limitations and none are theoretic...

    Authors: Davide Ausili, Claudio Barbaranelli, Emanuela Rossi, Paola Rebora, Diletta Fabrizi, Chiara Coghi, Michela Luciani, Ercole Vellone, Stefania Di Mauro and Barbara Riegel

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:66

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  5. Content type: Research article

    It is well known that dyslipidemia and chronic hyperglycemia increase the onset of diabetes and diabetic complication. The aim of this study is to see the association of trace metals elements and lipid profile...

    Authors: Amare Desalegn Wolide, Belay Zawdie, Tilahun Alemayehu and Samuel Tadesse

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:64

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  6. Content type: Debate

    Insulin treatment has been associated with a paradoxical worsening of diabetes retinopathy since many years in European cohorts. Recently, this issue has been stressed by some studies conducted in other parts ...

    Authors: Ahmadou M. Jingi, Aurel T. Tankeu, Narcisse Assene Ateba and Jean Jacques Noubiap

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:63

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have demonstrated that immune factors might have a role in the pathophysiology of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Inappropriate glycemic control in patients with T2DM is ...

    Authors: Muhammed Kizilgul, Ozgur Ozcelik, Selvihan Beysel, Hakan Akinci, Seyfullah Kan, Bekir Ucan, Mahmut Apaydin and Erman Cakal

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:62

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies show that bile acids are involved in glucose and energy homeostasis through activation of G protein coupled membrane receptor (TGR5) and farnesoid X receptor (FXR). A few researches have explore...

    Authors: Xinfeng Yan, Peicheng Li, Zhaosheng Tang and Bo Feng

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:60

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  9. Content type: Research article

    It has been shown that hepcidin and YKL-40 levels change in persons with insulin resistance in different circumstances. However, variations of the levels of these parameters through the stages of prediabetes a...

    Authors: Driton Vela, Jovica Leshoski, Zana Vela, Muharrem Jakupaj, Mitko Mladenov and Ramadan B. Sopi

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:53

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  10. Content type: Research article

    There are multiple criteria to define remission of type 2 diabetes (DM2) after bariatric surgery but there is not a specific one widely accepted. Our objectives were to compare diagnostic criteria for DM2 remi...

    Authors: María R. Alhambra-Expósito, María J. Molina-Puerta, María I. Prior-Sánchez, Gregorio Manzano-García, Alfonso Calañas-Continente and María A. Gálvez-Moreno

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:51

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF-1) activates protective pathways to counteract hypoxia and prevent tissue damage in conjunction with renal injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate a role of HIF-1 in diabe...

    Authors: Romana Bohuslavova, Radka Cerychova, Katerina Nepomucka and Gabriela Pavlinkova

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:48

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Diabetes risk is extremely high for Latinos from low-income households. Health guidelines recommend that individuals learn strategies to self-manage their diabetes, but getting people to adopt required lifesty...

    Authors: Janet Page-Reeves, Lidia Regino, Cristina Murray-Krezan, Molly Bleecker, Erik Erhardt, Mark Burge, Elaine Bearer and Shiraz Mishra

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:46

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Individuals with a family history of T2D are at an increased risk of developing the disease. The aim of this study was to assess me...

    Authors: Josefin Henninger, Araz Rawshani, Ann Hammarstedt and Björn Eliasson

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:40

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a clustering of interrelated risk factors which doubles the risk of cardio-vascular disease (CVD) in 5–10 years and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes 5 fold. The identifica...

    Authors: Geoffrey Omuse, Daniel Maina, Mariza Hoffman, Jane Mwangi, Caroline Wambua, Elizabeth Kagotho, Angela Amayo, Peter Ojwang, Zulfiqarali Premji, Kiyoshi Ichihara and Rajiv Erasmus

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:37

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:43

  15. Content type: Research article

    Achieving control of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), blood pressure (BP), and body weight (BW) remains a challenge for most patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In clinical trials, canagliflozin (CANA),...

    Authors: Carol H. Wysham, Patrick Lefebvre, Dominic Pilon, Mike Ingham, Marie-Hélène Lafeuille, Bruno Emond, Rhiannon Kamstra, Wing Chow, Michael Pfeifer and Mei Sheng Duh

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:32

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests disparities in quality of care (QoC) indicators based on sex exist in adults diagnosed with diabetes; however, this research is limited. Therefore, the objective of this research study was to...

    Authors: Joni S. Williams, Kinfe G. Bishu, Alessandra St. Germain and Leonard E. Egede

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:31

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Diabetes registry enables practitioners to measure the characteristics and patterns of diabetes across their patient population. They also provide insight into practice patterns which can be very effective in ...

    Authors: Jaweed Akhter, Asma Ahmed, Minaz Mawani, Laila Lakhani, Ayaz Kalsekar, Shehla Tabassum and Najmul Islam

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:30

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Increased carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been associated with incident cardiovascular disease, independently of traditional risk factors. Cardiac autonomic dysfunction is a common complication o...

    Authors: Stamatina Chorepsima, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Anastasios Tentolouris, Ioannis Moyssakis, Athanasios Protogerou, Alexandros Kokkinos, Petros P. Sfikakis and Nikolaos Tentolouris

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:27

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