There are currently 422 million people in the world who have diabetes – about 0.6% of the world’s population.
This figure is expected to double in the next 20 years.
In light of this alarming trend, the World Health Organization is dedicating 2016 World Health Day: Beat Diabetes to raising awareness of this life-threatening condition. Here are the basic stats:
Diabetes is an endocrine disease. So, to mark World Health Day, we have created a collection of recent, high-impact diabetes articles and made them all free to read – for the next two weeks. So have a browse below and find out how science is bringing the fight to diabetes!
Journal of Endocrinology:
Current understanding of metformin effect on the control of hyperglycemia in diabetes Hongying An & Ling He.
Lack of glucagon receptor signaling and its implications beyond glucose homeostasis Maureen J Charron and Patricia M Vuguin.
Defective insulin secretion by chronic glucagon receptor activation in glucose intolerant mice Linda Ahlkvist et al.
Identification of ABCC8 as a contributory gene to impaired early-phase insulin secretion in NZO mice Sofianos Andrikopoulos et al.
Increased Slc12a1 expression in β-cells and improved glucose disposal in Slc12a2 heterozygous mice Saeed Alshahrani et al.
Journal of Molecular Endocrinology:
Oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress in β-cell dysfunction in diabetes Sumaira Z Hasnain, Johannes B Prins and Michael A McGuckin.
Non-coding genome functions in diabetes Inês Cebola and Lorenzo Pasquali.
miR-410 enhanced hESC-derived pancreatic endoderm transplant to alleviate gestational diabetes mellitus Yang Mi et al.
Inhibition of 11β-HSD1 by LG13 improves glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetic mice Leping Zhao et al.
Demethylation of the MafB promoter in a compromised β-cell model Wataru Nishimura et al.
Update on strategies limiting iatrogenic hypoglycemia Aldo Bonaventura, Fabrizio Montecucco and Franco Dallegri.
Central and peripheral pathogenetic forms of type 2 diabetes: a proof-of-concept study Dmitry M Davydov and Malik K Nurbekov.
Lower fasting blood glucose in neurofibromatosis type 1 Aline Stangherlin Martins et al.
Gut microbiota and diet in patients with different glucose tolerance Lilit Egshatyan et al.
Mendelian randomization studies of biomarkers and type 2 diabetes Ali Abbasi.
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports:
A silent myocardial infarction in the diabetes outpatient clinic: case report and review of the literature M S Draman et al.
Severe hypercalcemia and hypernatremia in a patient treated with canagliflozin Arshpreet Kaur and Stephen J Winters
Spontaneous diabetic myonecrosis: report of four cases from a tertiary care institute Soham Mukherjee et al.
One year remission of type 1 diabetes mellitus in a patient treated with sitagliptin Marcos M Lima-Martínez et al.
Suspension of basal insulin to avoid hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes treated with insulin pump Mauro Boronat