Special Issue "Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Diseases"

A special issue of Clinics and Practice (ISSN 2039-7283).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 1027

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alberto Cordero
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Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, Alicante, Spain
Interests: cardiovascular; disease prevention; atherosclerosis; coronary heart disease; cardiology; coronary disease; blood pressure; dyslipidemia
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Dr. Carlos García Santos-Gallego
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Guest Editor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Cardiovasc Inst, New York, NY, USA
Interests: cardiovascular; lipoproteins; atrial fibrillation; acute myocardial infarction; echocardiography; atherosclerosis; cardiac imaging; diabetes; energy metabolism; heart failure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease. In fact, adults with diabetes are several times more likely to suffer from heart disease than those without diabetes. This is because individuals with diabetes often have problems associated with high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, obesity and physical inactivity. Any of the above problems will increase the risk of heart disease.

This Special Issue provides a link between diabetes and heart disease, and discusses how diabetes can be managed to maintain heart health.

You are welcome to submit your excellent paper to this Special Issue.

Dr. Alberto Cordero
Dr. Carlos García Santos-Gallego
Guest Editors

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Impact of Japan’s State of Emergency Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trends in Diabetes Care: A Descriptive and Retrospective Study
Clin. Pract. 2023, 13(1), 148-154; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract13010013 - 16 Jan 2023
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Objective: This study examined the impact of Japan’s state of emergency on trends in diabetes care during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Design: A descriptive and retrospective study. Setting: Showa University Hospital, Japan. Participants: Patients with diabetes who received medical treatment from [...] Read more.
Objective: This study examined the impact of Japan’s state of emergency on trends in diabetes care during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Design: A descriptive and retrospective study. Setting: Showa University Hospital, Japan. Participants: Patients with diabetes who received medical treatment from 2018 to 2020. Determinants of interest: Number of patients with diabetes visiting the hospital per week. To examine the impact of the Japan’s state of emergency, the number of hospital visitations by patients with diabetes was summarized from 28 weeks of data for each year, from calendar week 8 to calender week 35. Results: Compared with the mean of 2018 and 2019, no significant difference was found between the three periods (before, during, and after the state of emergency). However, the numbers of patients from both inside and outside Tokyo increased at 7 weeks after the state of emergency was lifted. Conclusions: A significant increase in the numbers of patients with diabetes was seen compared with the same period in 2018 and 2019, suggesting that the state of emergency may have hindered diabetes care. Therefore, patients with diabetes should receive continuous follow-up regarding their diabetes care, keeping a close eye on relvent measurements. Full article
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Illness Perception and Medication Adherence among Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Scoping Review
Clin. Pract. 2023, 13(1), 71-83; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract13010007 - 03 Jan 2023
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(1) Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a global disease with a compelling impact on developed and developing economies across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) (2020) reported a global prevalence of 8.5% in 2014 among adults aged at least 18 [...] Read more.
(1) Background: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a global disease with a compelling impact on developed and developing economies across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) (2020) reported a global prevalence of 8.5% in 2014 among adults aged at least 18 years. Consequently, the condition led to a 5% increase in premature mortality from 2000 to 2016. Aim: The scoping review sought to examine illness perception and medication adherence among adult patients with T2DM. (2) Methods: The study was conducted in 2021 and covered articles published in English in the last five years. PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and ScienceDirect were the primary search engines used to generate the required scholarly records. A total of 20 studies met the inclusion criteria. (3) Results: The 20 studies selected for the scoping review covered different themes on the overall concept of illness perception and medication adherence in adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Each study presented unique implications for research and influence on the policymaking relating to the treatment or the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults of different aged groups. (4) Conclusions: The studies reveal both high and low adherence to medications in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The management and treatment of the condition depend on the uptake of oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin as well as the recommended therapies to enhance the clinical outcomes of the patients. Full article
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