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. Research article

    Variations in diabetes remission rates after bariatric surgery in Spanish adults according to the use of different diagnostic criteria for diabetes

    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...

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

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:51

    Published on: 15 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Renal injury is accelerated by global hypoxia-inducible factor 1 alpha deficiency in a mouse model of STZ-induced diabetes

    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...

    Romana Bohuslavova, Radka Cerychova, Katerina Nepomucka and Gabriela Pavlinkova

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:48

    Published on: 3 August 2017

  3. Study protocol

    A comparative effectiveness study of two culturally competent models of diabetes self-management programming for Latinos from low-income households

    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...

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

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:46

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Metabolic syndrome and its predictors in an urban population in Kenya: A cross sectional study

    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...

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

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:37

    Published on: 4 July 2017

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

  5. Research article

    Quality measure and weight loss assessment in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus treated with canagliflozin or dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors

    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),...

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

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:32

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  6. Research article

    Trends in sex differences in the receipt of quality of care indicators among adults with diabetes: United States 2002-2011

    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...

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

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:31

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  7. Research article

    Patterns, control and complications of diabetes from a hospital based registry established in a low income country

    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 ...

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

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:30

    Published on: 5 June 2017

  8. Research article

    Pulse wave velocity and cardiac autonomic function in type 2 diabetes mellitus

    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...

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

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:27

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  9. Study protocol

    Does left ventricular hypertrophy affect cognition and brain structural integrity in type 2 diabetes? Study design and rationale of the Diabetes and Dementia (D2) study

    Cognitive impairment is common in type 2 diabetes mellitus, and there is a strong association between type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. However, we do not know which type 2 diabetes patients will dement...

    Sheila K. Patel, Carolina Restrepo, Emilio Werden, Leonid Churilov, Elif I. Ekinci, Piyush M. Srivastava, Jay Ramchand, Bryan Wai, Brian Chambers, Christopher J. O’Callaghan, David Darby, Vladimir Hachinski, Toby Cumming, Geoff Donnan, Louise M. Burrell and Amy Brodtmann

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:24

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  10. Study protocol

    The effectiveness of a value-based EMOtion-cognition-Focused educatIonal programme to reduce diabetes-related distress in Malay adults with Type 2 diabetes (VEMOFIT): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients experience many psychosocial problems related to their diabetes. These often lead to emotional disorders such as distress, stress, anxiety and depression, resulting in ...

    Boon-How Chew, Rimke C. Vos, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Nurainul Hana Shamsuddin, Aaron Fernandez, Firdaus Mukhtar, Mastura Ismail, Azainorsuzila Mohd Ahad, Narayanan N. Sundram, Siti Zubaidah Mohd Ali and Guy E. H. M. Rutten

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:22

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Assessment of platelets morphological changes and serum butyrylcholinesterase activity in children with diabetic ketoacidosis: a case control study

    Many studies indicated that mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) may be valuable in the diagnosis and management of clinical disorders; also, serum butyrylcholinesterase activity (B...

    Suzan Omar Mousa, Samira Zein Sayed, Mahmoud Mohammed Moussa and Ahmed Hamdy Hassan

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:23

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  12. Case report

    Extended clinical features associated with novel Glis3 mutation: a case report

    Mutations in the GLI-similar 3 (GLIS3) gene encoding the transcription factor GLIS3 are a rare cause of neonatal diabetes and congenital hypothyroidism with 12 reported patients to date. Additional features, p...

    K. A. Alghamdi, A. B. Alsaedi, A. Aljasser, A. Altawil and Naglaa M. Kamal

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:14

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  13. Research article

    High-sensitive C-reactive protein and risk of incident type 2 diabetes: a case–control study nested within the Singapore Chinese Health Study

    The liver-derived C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive and systemic biomarker of inflammation, and has been associated with increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in populations other than Chinese. Th...

    An Pan, Yeli Wang, Jian-Min Yuan and Woon-Puay Koh

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:8

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  14. Study protocol

    Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose in Non-Insulin Treated Type 2 Diabetes (The SMBG Study): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

    The benefit of Self-monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) in people with non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes remains unclear with inconsistent evidence from randomised controlled trials fuelling the continued deb...

    Sharon Parsons, Stephen Luzio, Stephen Bain, John Harvey, Jillian McKenna, Atir Khan, Sam Rice, Alan Watkins and David R. Owens

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:4

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  15. Research article

    Prevalence of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes in patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome: the utility of easily reproducible screening methods

    Despite the recognition of the importance of diagnosing dysglycaemia in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) there remains a lack of consensus on the best screening modality. Our primary aims were to de...

    Muhammad A. Karamat, Umar Y. Raja, Susan E. Manley, Alan Jones, Wasim Hanif and Abd A. Tahrani

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:3

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  16. Research article

    Frequency and determinants of thyroid autoimmunity in Ghanaian type 2 diabetes patients: a case-control study

    The link between type 1 diabetes and thyroid autoimmunity is well described. The same cannot be said for type 2 diabetes where results have been mixed so far. We investigated the prevalence and determinants of...

    Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Fred Stephen Sarfo, Eunice Oparebea Ansah, Ernest Yorke, Josephine Akpalu, Bernard C. Nkum and Benjamin Eghan

    BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:2

    Published on: 17 January 2017

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