'Diabetic Complications and Medicine’ is free medical journal that addresses the different diabetic complications, related syndromes and their medications and publishes papers relevant to the recent developments and prevention of diabetes.
Journal of Diabetic Complications and Medicine, is an open access, peer reviewed journal aims to publish original quality papers in the relevant areas of current advanced research includes diagnosis, pathogenesis, and clinical management of Diabetic retinopathy, Diabetic Nephropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Gestational diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and Coronary artery disease, High blood pressure, Skin complications, Peripheral vascular disease, etc. to welcome submissions towards the journal.
It is an Open access scholarly journal publishes the most complete and reliable source of information on the discoveries and current developments in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of the field and making them freely available through online without any subscriptions.
This peer reviewed medical journal uses Editorial Manager System for online manuscript submission, review and tracking. Editorial board members of Journal of Diabetic Complications and Medicine or outside experts review manuscripts; at least two independent reviewers approval followed by Editor approval is required for acceptance of any citable manuscript.
Presence of diabetes in mother during pregnancy increases the risk of birth defects in baby by 2-3 folds. High blood sugar in mother during pregnancy poses risks like miscarriage, growth restriction/acceleration in the baby, macrosomia (fetal obesity) etc. Gestational diabetes which usually occurs during third trimester of pregnancy has fewer risks than diabetes before pregnancy and it is reversible. Blood sugar must levels be regulated during pregnancy using proper medication and dietary measures.
Diabetic Nephropathy is a microvascular complication which occurs in about one-third of patients affected with diabetes. It can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys and patient may require regular dialysis. It is diagnosed by persistent albuminuria and decline in glomerular filtration rate. It can be managed by maintaining blood sugar levels, blood pressure and taking proper diet.
Diabetes can lead to eye problems like glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Retinopathy occurs in more than 80% of patients affected with diabetes within 10 years of diagnosis. Patients diagnosed with diabetes are advised to get annual eye checkup to prevent complication of the disease.
It rare disorder which occurs due to altered response of kidneys to Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). It can be acquired, osmotic or hereditary. Its symptoms include polyuria (excessive urination) and polydipsia (increased thirst). The patient is advised to consume large quantities of fluids and to eat low-salt and low-protein diet.
It occurs due decreased insulin secretion and altered glucose metabolism in the body. Body starts metabolizing fats in the absence of glucose and produces ketone bodies (acetone, acetoacetic acid and β-hydroxy butyric acid). Accumulation of ketone bodies causes severe complications. Symptoms include dehydration, tachycardia, fruity odor, increased breathing. It can be managed using insulin injection and potassium supplements.
It is the diabetes which occurs in cats due insufficient insulin production or development of insulin resistance. It is common in older and obese cats. It can be treated using insulin supplements. It can lead to dehydration, malnutrition, ketoacidosis and death, if untreated.
Type-1 diabetes in children is called juvenile diabetes or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. The symptoms are fatigue, weight loss, polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia (increased hunger). It can be managed using lifelong insulin supplements and proper diet.
In patients with diabetes, the wounds take a longer time to heal due to peripheral neuropathy. Even a small cut or ulcer should not go unnoticed. The wounds should never be left open. The wound should be cleaned regularly and properly dressed with hydrogel or hydrocolloid dressings by a trained physician. The patient should never walk barefoot.
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