Special Issue "Research Progress of Diabetes Mellitus"

A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Lois Balmer
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Guest Editor
School of Medical and Health Science. Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
Interests: diabetes; genetics; complications of diabetes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diabetes is a global health crisis that has rapidly increased in past decades, leading to an increase in mortality, morbidity and healthcare. The health-related increase has arisen due to diabetic complications which are frequent in diabetic patients and over time damage the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves, and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, where many have more than one of these complications (Global report on Diabetes WHO, 2016). This damage is primarily due to a complex metabolic disease characterised by extended high levels of blood glucose (WHO Guidelines Approved by the Guidelines Review Committee, 2011).

The Special Issue invites original research papers to address research progress in diabetes mellitus, covering, but not limited to, genetics and genetic risk factors, insulin action, beta cell function, insulin-producing beta cells and/or transplantation, nutrition and environmental links to diabetes.  

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Type one Diabetes Mellitus;
  • Type two Diabetes Mellitus;
  • Diabetic complications;
  • Genetics of diabetes;
  • Insulin producing cells;
  • Insulin;
  • Glucose;
  • Pancreas;
  • Autoimmune;
  • Juvenile diabetes;
  • Maturity onset diabetes of the young;
  • Neonatal diabetes mellitus;
  • Suboptimal health Status;
  • Monogenic diabetes;
  • Monogenic diabetes mutations;
  • Metabolic disease;
  • Hormone;
  • Animal models of diabetic complications;
  • Glycans and lipids;
  • Metabolic syndrome.

Dr. Lois Balmer
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • type one diabetes mellitus
  • type two diabetes mellitus
  • diabetic complications
  • genetics of diabetes
  • maturity onset diabetes of the young
  • animal models of diabetic complications
  • suboptimal health status

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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