Function of family of origin and current quality of life: exploring the mediator role of resilience in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes
AbstractObjectivesEarly physical and mental experiences from family of origin and parents might influence individuals ’ later adulthood quality of life (QOL). The present study was undertaken to examine the inter-relationships among function of family of origin, resilience, and current quality of life in a T2DM sample from China.MethodsThree hundred T2DM participants were included in this investigation. A Chinese version of Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale 25, an APGAR family functioning scale, and a Diabetes Specificity Quality of Life Scale were used to assess the levels of mental resilience, function of family of ...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude, and practice towards self-management among diabetic patients at Debre Tabor General Hospital chronic diseases follow-up clinic, Northwest Ethiopia
ConclusionMore than half of the participants had poor knowledge and attitude towards self-management and nearly two-thirds of them had poor practice. It is better to emphasize the importance of the patient as the key person in diabetic management. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Lipohypertrophy in insulin injecting patients with diabetes mellitus: an under-recognized barrier for glycemic control
AbstractBackgroundLipohypertrophy is the one of the commonest local complications that significantly affects glycemic control in patients of diabetes mellitus on treatment with insulin. Our study aimed at assessing the clinical and ultrasonographic characteristics and risk factors for lipohypertrophy on the abdomen in a cohort of insulin-injecting Indian diabetes patients.MaterialsEighty-eight consecutive patients with type 1 (15/88) or type 2 diabetes mellitus (73/88) were included in this cross-sectional study conducted over a period of 6 months. The prevalence of lipohypertrophy and associated risk factors was assessed ...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 23, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Glycemic control rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Chinese adults: a multi-centered, retrospective, cross-sectional study
This study aims to clarify the current status of glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in China.MethodsThis study was a multi-centered, retrospective, cross-sectional study based on electronic medical records. Individuals with T2DM who were admitted to a hospital between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, and had either a fasting blood glucose or HbA1c tests results were included to assess the glycemic control. T2DM patients with fasting blood glucose
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Missing the wood for the trees: cardiocentricity in current diabetes guidelines
(Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Prevalence of peripheral neuropathy among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in a rural health centre in South India
This study aimed to assess the prevalence of DPN and its risk factors among the type 2 DM patients attending a rural health centre.MethodologyA cross-sectional study was conducted among 390 type 2 DM patients attending the Rural Health and Training Centre of Sri Ramachandra Medical College& Research Institute. Data was collected using a standardized questionnaire followed by general inspection and physical examination of the feet. Blood sample was taken to estimate HbA1c and urine sample was collected to detect presence of albumin.ResultsAmong the 390 participants, 175 (44.9%) had neuropathy of which 87 (51.5%) were sy...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Human gut microbiota and its possible relationship with obesity and diabetes
AbstractBackgroundObesity and diabetes are public health problems that are leading causes of death in the world. Recent surveys suggest that there is a relationship between diabetes and bacterial residents of the gastrointestinal tract.ObjectiveThis case-control study was designed to evaluate the composition of the gut microbiota in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and obesity compared to the healthy people.MethodsA total of 91 adult subjects (25 patients diagnosed with T2DM, 48 obese patients, and 18 healthy individuals) were included in the study. The gut microbiota composition was investigated by quantitative real-t...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Prevalence of IA-2 antibody in patients suffering from diabetes and their first-degree relatives
AbstractBackgroundType 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is an autoimmune disorder accompanied by activation of auto-reactive B cells, autoantibody production, and consequently insulin-producing beta cell destruction. Some evidences support the value of autoantibodies such as anti-islet cell antigen (IA-2) auto-antibody in T1DM diagnosis and prognosis. The present study investigated the presence of IA-2 antibody in T1DM patients and their first-degree relatives as well as T2DM patients and healthy people to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic value of anti-IA-2 in T1DM.MethodsIn total 264 cases including 38 T1DM patients, 36 f...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Could the appropriate anti-diabetic therapy be mixed insulin in dialysis patients?
AbstractBackgroundA good glycemic regulation should be provided to reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with end-stage renal failure due to diabetes mellitus. However, the use of insulin therapies in patients with renal failure is troublesome due to the increased rate of side effects. In our study, we investigated the frequency of hypoglycemia and its symptoms in patient groups receiving intensive and mixed insulin therapies.Materials and methodsThis prospective study included 89 hemodialysis patients with DM-related stage 5 chronic kidney disease who were followed up in a nephrology clinic of a university hospital b...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Real-world outcomes of insulin pump compared to multiple daily injection therapy in adult type 1 diabetes mellitus patients in a Mediterranean scenario
AbstractAimTo analyze the real-life outcomes of insulin pump therapy, as compared to multiple daily injection (MDI) treatment, in adult type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients from a tertiary diabetes care hospital in a Mediterranean scenario.Materials and methodsObservational cross-sectional study regarding all T1DM patients on insulin pump therapy compared (1:1) with MDI-treated patients selected through simple random sampling from our database. Primary efficacy outcome was to describe glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) differences.ResultsNinety patients were analyzed (male 53%). Mean age was 40.0 ± 14.4 years, and ...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Relationship of HbA1c with plasma atherogenic index and non-HDL cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
AbstractPurposeType 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The plasma atherogenic index (PAI) has been suggested as a novel marker of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. The present study is conducted to investigate the relationship between glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), non-HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol, and atherogenic index within patients with T2DM.Materials and methodsA total of 4252 patients with T2DM were screened retrospectively and parameters including glucose, HbA1c, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholester...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Effects of telemedicine intervention on the management of diabetic complications in type 2 diabetes
ConclusionsThe telemedicine system reduced rate of hypoglycemia and indexes of HbA1c in patients with T2DM, whereas no significant differences in UACRs or carotid plaque were found. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Clinical features of critically ill patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 outside Wuhan with and without diabetes
AbstractAimSome patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection rapidly develop to critical condition. Here, we investigated the clinical features of critically ill SARS-CoV-2 patients with and without diabetes and identified risk factors for death of these patients.MethodsThe medical records including epidemiological, demographic, clinical, and laboratory data from 49 critically ill SARS-CoV-2 patients were collected and analyzed in Huanggang City and Xiaogan City, Hubei Province, outside Wuhan.ResultsSixty-seven percent (33) of patients survived and 33% (16) of patients died in 49 cri...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - November 5, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Investigating the relationship between myocardial infarction and the ratio of glycated albumin to glycated hemoglobin in patients admitted to cardiac ward
ConclusionThis study revealed the relationship between MI and the GA/HbA1c ratio. It can be said that prior to the occurrence of MI, blood glucose levels are a good indicator of recent glucose fluctuations, as well as the prediction and occurrence of MI. Therefore, the improved control of blood sugar and avoidance of high fluctuation may prevent MI from occurring. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 31, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Prevalence, risk factors and perinatal outcomes of gestational diabetes in Mexican adolescents when applying diagnostic criteria from three different international guidelines
ConclusionsThe prevalence of GDM in adolescents is high, and we can conclude that the prevalence varies based on which international diagnostic guideline is applied. While there is an association with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, obstetric hemorrhage, and the need for cesarean section, this requires further evaluation. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The efficacy of once-daily liraglutide as an add-on to oral antidiabetic agents on weight reduction and glycemic control in obese patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes: a retrospective analysis in relation to liraglutide dose escalation within a 7-month treatment period
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of once-daily liraglutide as an add-on to oral antidiabetics (OADs) on glycemic control and body weight in obese patients with inadequately controlled type 2 diabetes (T2D).MethodsA total of 27 obese T2D patients who received 7  months (0.6 mg/day for the first month, 1.2 mg/day for 3 months, and 1.8 mg/day for 3 months) of liraglutide treatment as an add-on to OADs were included. Data on body weight (kg), fasting plasma glucose (FPG, mg/dL), postprandial glucose (PPG, mg/dL), and HbA1c (%), were recorded.ResultsLiraglutide doses of 1.2  mg/day an...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Improved glycemic control amongst people with long-standing diabetes during COVID-19 lockdown: a prospective, observational, nested cohort study
AbstractBackground and aimsCOVID-19 is likely to affect the lives of individuals with type 2 diabetes. However, the effect of COVID-19 lockdown on physical activity and glycemic control in such individuals is not known. We studied the physical activity and glycemic control during lockdown in comparison to pre-lockdown parameters in individuals with long-standing type 2 diabetes.MethodsThis prospective, observational study includes 2240 people with T2DM regularly attending diabetes clinic prior to lockdown. Glycemic record, HbA1c, and physical activity assessed with Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) as metabolic...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

GLP1 agonists beyond glycemic control —redefining their role
(Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Association between maternal alcohol use during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that there is no discernible association between maternal alcohol use during pregnancy and risk of GDM. However, given other possible pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes induced by alcohol use, women who have been pregnant and are planning to become pregnant should quit drinking. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 13, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Predictive factors for reduced functional mobility in elderly diabetics and non-diabetics
ConclusionThe prevalence of reduced mobility among the diabetic older adults in the study is extremely high when compared with results from other studies conducted in Brazil and worldwide. Moreover, a decrease in mobility is one of the main risk factors for falls in older people. Therefore, intervention and health promotion actions should be proposed to maintain and improve the mobility and autonomy of the elderly. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Genetic association of vascular endothelial growth factor ( VEGF ) gene variants with the risk for diabetic retinopathy: a meta-analysis
ConclusionThe meta-analysis suggested the substantial role ofVEGF polymorphism rs3025039 as a possible biomarker for the assessment of DR risk. However, genome-wide association study (GWAS) is required in future to elucidate the multi-SNP effect of these polymorphisms inVEGF gene. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Prevalence of diabetes mellitus and hypertension during pregnancy in eastern China after the implementation of universal two-child policy
AbstractAimsFew studies have assessed the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension among pregnant women in China after the implementation of universal two-child policy. Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension from 2016 to 2018 among pregnant women in Jiangsu, China, after the policy implementation.MethodsWe analysed data from pregnant women who delivered their neonates between 2016 and 2018 in the Northern Jiangsu People ’s Hospital. All pregnant women irrespective of their gestation weeks underwent oral glucose intolerance tests in a fasting state.ResultsA total of...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Healthcare seeking behavior and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes attending a tertiary hospital
ConclusionRegular consultation with a physician or visiting a healthcare center might help to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes in Bangladesh. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Assessment of a group-based comprehensive diabetes management program to improve glycemic control, quality of life and self-care behavior in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a primary healthcare setting of a metropolitan city in India: CDMP MUM Trial
AbstractBackgroundResource-poor primary health settings in an urban slum presented with special challenges in diabetes care. The study evaluated a need-based, patient-friendly, acceptable, appropriate package of care and its implementation in primary healthcare setup.Material and MethodsAn open-label two-arm parallel randomized controlled trial with 40 patients in the control group who received medical management as prescribed by physician and patients in the intervention group receiving usual medical care + group-based comprehensive diabetes management program. HbA1c, weight, BMI, Quality of Life Instrument for Indian Dia...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - October 5, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Interaction effect between long sleep duration in early pregnancy and prepregnancy overweight/obesity on gestational diabetes mellitus
AbstractObjectiveTo explore the individual and interaction effects of sleep duration and prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).MethodsPregnant women who attended antenatal visits in 2 hospitals were selected as the study population. Sleep duration and prepregnancy BMI were collected through a semiquantitative questionnaire, and GDM was diagnosed according to an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).ResultsIn total, 196 women with GDM and 304 controls were included. Compared with the normal weight women, the prepregnancy overweight/obese group had an increased risk of GDM (OR: 7.04,p 
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - September 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Association analysis of HHEX gene variant with type 2 diabetes risk
AbstractBackgroundType 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a common, chronic, and complex disorder that is influenced by interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Thehematopoietically expressed homeobox (HHEX) gene, which affects insulin sensitivity and secretion, is a candidate gene for the pathogenesis of T2DM.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of theHHEX genetic variant, rs1111875, on the T2DM risk in a group of Iranian patients for the first time.MethodsA total of 108 T2DM patients and 100 normal subjects were genotyped using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length po...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - September 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

COVID-19 pandemic: a double trouble for Indian adolescents and young adults living with type 1 diabetes
AbstractBackgroundStrict isolation measures and interrupted health care services during the COVID 19 pandemic are contemplated to instigate stress universally, particularly in those with chronic illnesses such as type 1 diabetes (T1D).MethodsA cross-sectional, observational study was done to assess determinants of stress and its impact on glycemic control in adolescents and young adults (aged 12 –24 years) living with T1D in India. An online, semi-structured survey including Perceived Stress Scale (PSS-10) was distributed and results were analyzed.ResultsA total of 89 participants (46 males, mean age 19.61 &thin...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - September 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Associations between plant-based dietary indices and dietary acid load with cardiovascular risk factors among diabetic patients
ConclusionOur study suggests that plant-based dietary indices and DAL are not associated with CVD risk factors among diabetic patients. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - September 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Management of children and adolescents having type 1 diabetes during COVID-19 pandemic in India: challenges and solutions
ConclusionsChildren and adolescents having T1DM require special care and attention during this period of COVID-19 pandemic because of various challenges as discussed. Our proposed solutions may help them overcome these problems and help them in better diabetes management during such emergency situations. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - September 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Estimation and SVM classification of glucose-insulin model parameters from OGTT data: a comparison with the ADA criteria
Conclusion: Peak glucose concentration and average of glucose removal rates are proposed as potential patient ’s indices for diabetic condition. As a graphical tool, clinicians may interpret the SVM classification diagrams. These show a transition from healthy to diabetic. The gray area might suggest pre-diabetic subjects. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - September 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Diagnosis and principles of management of gestational diabetes mellitus in the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic
ConclusionThe essential precaution required during COVID pandemic is to wear face mask, avoid crowded places, and maintain social distancing. Finally, the economical and evidence based “single test procedure” of DIPSI is most appropriate for screening during the COVID pandemic. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - September 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The value of adenosine deaminase activity in latent autoimmune diabetes in adults and type 2 diabetes patients
AbstractObjectiveAdenosine deaminase (ADA) associated with cell-mediated immune responses is involved in many diseases. But little is known about the value of ADA activity in the progression of different diabetes types. The purpose of this study was to compare the ADA level between latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients, and healthy controls (HC) and analyze its correlation with glycemic parameters and systemic cytokines.MethodsThis hospital-based study included 28 LADA patients, 52 T2D patients, and 50 HC. Serum ADA activity and concentrations of inflammatory cytokines were measured. C...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - September 3, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Impact of glycemic control in diabetes mellitus on management of COVID-19 infection
AbstractBackgroundDiabetes mellitus may be associated with increased severity and enhanced mortality in COVID-19 infections. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the clinical presentation, laboratory parameters, radiological imaging, management, and outcome of COVID-19 infection in patients of diabetes mellitus and its association with glycemic control.MethodsThe present study was designed to evaluate the difference between uncontrolled and controlled diabetes for COVID-19 manifestations by enrolling 80 admitted COVID-19 patients. Patients were categorized into two groups, where group 1 had patients with uncontroll...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - September 1, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Managing diabetic foot in times of COVID-19: time to put the best ‘foot’ forward
ConclusionDue to the disruptions in the healthcare system brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, changes in practice to a telehealth-driven approach, with emphasis on homecare and community clinics, need to be adopted, to ensure best possible care to patients with DFUs, in order to reduce their risk of DFU-related complications and need for hospitalization. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 31, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Diabetic kidney disease and diabetic retinopathy: the ominous duo
(Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 31, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Association of CAPN10 (SNP-19) genetic polymorphism and obesity with T2DM: a study on Bengali Hindu caste population
AbstractBackgroundType 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a multifactorial disease caused due to induced obesity and the influence of genetic polymorphism. Calpain-10 (CAPN10) gene and its genetic polymorphism (SNP-19) significantly alter insulin sensitivity assayed by the synthesis of a mutant protein and/or altered transcriptional regulation, which could contribute to the diabetes risk. The role of CAPN10 genetic polymorphism in T2DM has widely been studied in different populations and obtained variable results. Considering the variable results in different ethnic groups, the present study is an attempt to understand the asso...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 31, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Left ventricle diastolic dysfunction in a sample of prediabetic adults from Baghdad, Iraq
ConclusionsLeft ventricle diastolic dysfunction is an early manifestation of cardiac abnormalities associated with prediabetes. Those people share same factors with those having type 2 diabetes mellitus. More attention should be paid to identify those individuals correctly in order to intervene instantly. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 25, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Maternal age at pregnancy and risk for gestational diabetes mellitus among Chinese women with singleton pregnancies
Conclusions for practiceThe incidence of GDM increased with maternal age. Women who got pregnant younger than 23  years had the lowest risk, followed by those who were younger than 30 years. The incidence GDM was especially high in women who were primiparas and were older than 30 years. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Human ENPP1 gene polymorphism in DKD patients: a hospital-based case control study
ConclusionThe study indicated a significant association of KQ polymorphism of the ENPP1 gene with DKD in the eastern Uttar Pradesh population. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The predictors of perceived stress in patients with type 2 diabetes in Turkey: styles of coping with stress and metabolic variables
ConclusionsThe variable that most affects the stress perception levels of patients with diabetes mellitus is problem-focused coping. Following these results, teaching patients how to use efficient techniques for stress coping and providing support for psychosocial care is necessary. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Barriers to postpartum follow-up of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus and its implications: a mixed method study
ConclusionsThe overall study findings reveal that healthcare facilities must be strengthened to avoid long waiting time and overcrowding to improve the screening after delivery. Educating the women regarding the need for dietary restrictions and exercise and giving priority to their own health as well as reminder systems is necessary to ensure the postpartum follow-up. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Correction to: RSSDI-ESI Clinical Practice Recommendations for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 2020
In the RSSDI-ESI Consensus Group, Dr Sanjay Bhadada ’s name was inadvertently missed out as one of the members under the category “Diabetes and CVD”. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Assessment of nutritional status and quality of life in individuals with and without diabetes over 65  years of age
ConclusionIdentifying and following up on malnutrition status in elderly diabetes patients are of importance with regard to disease control and quality of life. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 16, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Foot care practices among Diabetologists in India: A descriptive study by the Diabetic Foot Research India
ConclusionThe diabetologists displayed a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment and management of foot care practices among patients with foot complications. It is imperative to establish effective communication between diabetologists and/or other practitioners to generate sufficient evidence to determine the foot care practices throughout the country. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 14, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Evaluation of platelet volume indices as predictive biomarkers of microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes
AbstractIntroductionPatients with type 2 diabetes are known to have a higher risk of developing micro- and macrovascular complications which enhance the risk of morbidity and mortality. Increased platelet activity is postulated to be a vital mechanism in the development of vascular complications. Platelet volume indices (PVI), including mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and plateletcrit (PCT) are indicators of enhanced platelet activity and these may be useful markers of complications.Materials and methodsWe conducted a case-control study across 130 T2DM patients that were matched for age and g...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 13, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The effect of liraglutide on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus
The objective is to investigate the effects of liraglutide on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus.Materials and methodsThirty-two patients with T2DM and NAFLD admitted to the Third Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University from December 2014 to December 2016 were selected, including 11 females and 21 males, aged 39.34  ± 8.54 years old. The patients were given liraglutide on the basis of their original hypoglycemic regimen.ResultsAfter 3  months treatment of liraglutide, FPG was reduced from 8.54 ± 2.21 mmol/L to 6.90 ±&t...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 12, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Prevalence of musculoskeletal complications of type-2 diabetes mellitus in population of southern Punjab, Pakistan
ConclusionPeriarticular region of the joints in the hands and shoulders should be examined whenever diabetic patients present with uncontrolled diabetes, and pharmacotherapy management should be planned for these patients who will improve their quality of life. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Concomitant diabetic ketocacidosis and renal tubular acidosis in a type 1 diabetes mellitus patient
ConclusionBoth RTA and DKA have a similar clinical presentation and, therefore, require a higher degree of clinical suspicion, especially in cases of non-resolving acidosis. (Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries)
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - August 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Mediating effects of body composition at the first trimester on the occurrence of GDM at the early stage of the third trimester during the advanced maternal age
AbstractObjectiveTo retrospectively analyze the mediating effects of body composition during the first trimester on the occurrence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in early third trimester in advanced maternal age (AMA).MethodsFrom December 2017 to May 2018, 1635 singleton pregnant women who underwent delivery in the Guiyang Maternal and Child Health Hospital were selected. The body composition data was measured by using the INBODY770 body composition instrument in the first trimester (mainly at a gestational age of 10 –12 weeks). The blood glucose levels at fasting for one night and the cutoff values for ...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - July 27, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

The effect of Ellagic acid on sleep quality in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized double blind clinical trial
In this study, 44 diabetic patients were recruited. Patients who met the inclusion criteria that were randomly allocated consumed a capsule containing 180  mg of EA per day (n = 22) or placebo (n = 22) for 8 weeks. Anthropometric factors, physical activity, food intake, and Petersburg’s Sleep Quality (PSQI) questionnaire were assessed at the beginning and end of the study. Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, paired samplet test and independent samplet test were used to analyze the data.ResultsAt the end of the study, the mean scores of PSQI and sleep subgroups in the intervention group were...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - July 23, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research