Special Issue "Carbohydrates, Metabolism and Therapies in Diabetes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2020).
Interests: molecular mechanisms of insulin action and regulation of insulin secretion; genetic of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and obesity; controlled clinical trials
Interests: type 2 diabetes and complications; glucose-lowering terapies; low-grade inflammation
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a complex disease driven by genetic and environmental factors. Among the latter, diet plays a prominent role in T2DM development and progression, and accumulating evidence suggests the potential of dietetic approaches, e.g., the Mediterranean diet, to decrease the incidence of T2DM and to help glucose control. Although patients with T2DM are characterized by a plethora of additional metabolic alterations, carbohydrate metabolism still represents the main feature of the disease.
Given the latest evidence about dietary and therapeutic approaches, the old “glucocentric” view of T2DM management is progressively being replaced by a multidimensional approach aimed at minimizing all risk factors for the development of invalidating and life-threatening complications. Considering these multiple layers of complexity, this Special Issue aims at collecting contributions covering different T2DM aspects, with a preference for the effect of dietary approaches (novel or consolidated) for T2DM prevention and management. Manuscripts describing alterations of metabolic pathways, and in particular of carbohydrate metabolism, are also in the scope of this Special Issue. Pharmacological approaches targeting specific aspects of T2DM are also welcome, as long as they deal with metabolic alterations relevant to the disease, e.g., lipid metabolism and ketone bodies.
Dr. Francesco Andreozzi
Dr. Francesco Prattichizzo
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- Type 2 diabetes mellitus
- Diabetes complications
- Dietetic approach for T2DM prevention and management
- Metabolic alterations of T2DM
- Carbohydrate metabolism
- Glucose-lowering diets
- Dietary approaches for risk factor reduction
- Pharmacological approaches for T2DM