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  1. Research article

    Vitamin D deficiency, bone turnover markers and causative factors among adolescents: a cross-sectional study

    This cross-sectional population-based study was conducted to elucidate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, bone turnover marker’s variation and its influencing factors among adolescents of Tehran.

    Bagher Larijani, Arash Hossein-Nezhad, Elham Feizabad, Zhila Maghbooli, Hossein Adibi, Majid Ramezani and Eghbal Taheri

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:46

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  2. Research article

    Circulating angiogenic factors in diabetes patients in a tertiary hospital in Ghana

    Impaired angiogenesis is amongst the underlining mechanisms of organ damage in diabetes and hypertensive patients. In diabetes and hypertensive patients without proteinuria and overt CVDs, we studied the level...

    Kwame Yeboah, Eric Kyei-Baafour, Daniel A. Antwi, Henry Asare-Anane, Ben Gyan and Albert G. B. Amoah

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:44

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  3. Research article

    Association between ELMO1 gene polymorphisms and diabetic nephropathy in an Iranian population

    Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the leading causes of death in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Several genome-wide association studies have introduced Engulfment and Cell Motility 1 (ELMO1)...

    Mohsen Mehrabzadeh, Parvin Pasalar, Mostafa Karimi, Maryam Abdollahi, Maryam Daneshpour, Effat Asadolahpour and Farideh Razi

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:43

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  4. Research article

    Nutritional knowledge, attitude and practice toward micronutrients among Iranian households: the NUTRI-KAP survey

    Healthy diet for maintaining a healthy weight and prevention of chronic disease is vital at all stages of life. The purpose of this study was to determine the nutritional knowledge, attitude, and practice amon...

    Ramin Heshmat, Zahra Abdollahi, Farzaneh Sadeghi Ghotbabadi, Mahsa Rostami, Gita shafiee, Mostafa Qorbani, Mohsen Rezaei Homami, Bagher Larijani and Forouzan Salehi

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:42

    Published on: 4 October 2016

  5. Research article

    Relationship between insulin resistance and subclinical atherosclerosis in individuals with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Insulin resistance is of utmost importance as an underlying mechanism for increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). We assessed the association between Homeostatic Model Assessment (HOMA-IR) and two surr...

    Hossein Fakhrzadeh, Farshad Sharifi, Mahtab Alizadeh, Seyed Masoud Arzaghi, Yaser Tajallizade-Khoob, Ali Tootee, Sudabeh Alatab, Mojde Mirarefin, Zohre Badamchizade and Hadi Kazemi

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:41

    Published on: 1 October 2016

  6. Research article

    Differential association of plasma monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 with systemic inflammatory and airway remodeling biomarkers in type-2 diabetic patients with and without asthma

    Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of type-2 diabetes (T2D) and asthma. Monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 or CCL-2 is a key regulator of monocytic infiltration into the sites of inflammation. The change...

    Sardar Sindhu, Merin Koshy, Areej Abu Al-Roub, Nadeem Akhter, Saad Al Zanki, Shamsha Ali, Sriraman Devarajan and Rasheed Ahmad

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:40

    Published on: 29 September 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:45

  7. Research article

    Correlation between clinicians-assigned weights to findings and their diagnostic odd ratio; case of congestive heart failure

    Incorrect estimation of pretest probability and misinterpretation of test results can change post-test probability in medical decision making. The aim of this study was to evaluate how physicians assess weight...

    Akbar Soltani, Farzane Saeidifard, Abbasali Keshtkar and Fatemeh Shakki Katouli

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:39

    Published on: 23 September 2016

  8. Research article

    Prevalence of diabetes mellitus among children and adolescents in the district of Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire: a population-based study

    World Health Organization has predicted a worldwide rise in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. Cote d’Ivoire is not exempted as evidenced by such factors as obesity and sedentary life style amongst others. T...

    Marie Laurette Agbre-Yace, Elizabeth Eberechi Oyenusi, Abiola Olufunmilayo Oduwole, Michèle Dominique Ake and Jacko Rhedoor Abodo

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:38

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  9. Research article

    Migraine and type 2 diabetes; is there any association?

    Migraine headache prevalence and triggers in type2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were investigated in previous studies but the results are contradictory. Therefore, in this study we examined the prevalence of migra...

    Fatemeh Sadat Haghighi, Masoud Rahmanian, Nasim Namiranian, Seyed Masoud Arzaghi, Farzane Dehghan, Fahime Chavoshzade and Fariba Sepehri

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:37

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  10. Research article

    Suitable bone markers assessing bone status in patients with both coronary artery disease and diabetes

    We aimed to investigate the bone turnover markers in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with and without type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in comparison with control subjects without CAD and T2DM.

    Zhila Maghbooli, Solaleh Emamgholipour, Arash Hossein-nezhad, Mahmood Shirzad and Sattar Gorgani Firuzjaee

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:35

    Published on: 6 September 2016

  11. Research article

    The effect of vitamin D on COPD exacerbation: a double blind randomized placebo-controlled parallel clinical trial

    To investigate the effect of supplementation of standard treatment (inhaled long-acting β2 agonists, anticholinergics and corticosteroids) with vitamin D on C reactive protein and pulmonary function tests in p...

    Mojgan Sanjari, Akbar Soltani, Abdolrahim Habibi Khorasani and Maryam Zareinejad

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:33

    Published on: 26 August 2016

  12. Case report

    Pulmonary blastoma: a case report and brief review of the literature of tumor-induced hypoglycemia

    Tumor induced hypoglycemia (TIH) is a rare clinical entity that can be caused by different mechanisms such as secretion of various substances, autoimmune disorders, massive tumoral infiltration of liver, and p...

    Mohammad Reza Mohajeri Tehrani, Ali Ghorbani Abdehgah, Behnam Molavi, Salma Sefidbakht, Ali Reza Maleki and Amir Reza Radmard

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:32

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  13. Research article

    Relation of insulin resistance with social-demographics, adiposity and behavioral factors in non-diabetic adult Canadians

    Insulin resistance is a pathogenic factor for type II diabetes and has been associated with metabolic abnormalities and adverse clinical outcomes. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship betw...

    Sai Yi Pan, Margaret de Groh, Alfred Aziz and Howard Morrison

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:31

    Published on: 11 August 2016

  14. Research article

    Electrochemical skin conductance to detect sudomotor dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy and the risk of foot ulceration among Saudi patients with diabetes mellitus

    Sudomotor dysfunction is manifested clinically as abnormal sweating leading to dryness of feet skin and increased risk of foot ulceration. The aim of this study was to test the performance of foot electrochemi...

    Eman Sheshah, Amal Madanat, Fahad Al-Greesheh, Dalal AL-Qaisi, Mohammad AL-Harbi, Reem Aman, Abdul Aziz AL-Ghamdi and Khaled AL-Madani

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:29

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  15. Research article

    Effectiveness of sulphonylureas in the therapy of diabetes mellitus type 2 patients: an observational cohort study

    We compared all-cause mortality, major macrovascular events (MACE) and diabetes-related hospitalizations in T2DM-incident patients newly treated with metformin (MET) versus sulphonylureas (SU) monotherapy and ...

    Thomas Wilke, Sabrina Mueller, Antje Groth, Bjoern Berg, Niklas Hammar, Katherine Tsai, Andreas Fuchs, Stephanie Stephens and Ulf Maywald

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:28

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  16. Research article

    Effect size of contributory factors on adverse events: an analysis of RCA series in a teaching hospital

    One of the most important concerns of health care systems in the world is the patient safety issues. Root Cause Analysis is a systematic process for identifying root causes and contributory factors of problems...

    Zhila Najafpour, Mohamadreza Jafary, Morteza Saeedi, Alireza Jeddian and Hossein Adibi

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:27

    Published on: 28 July 2016

  17. Research article

    Vitamin B12 deficiency among adult diabetic patients in Uganda: relation to glycaemic control and haemoglobin concentration

    Vitamin B12 deficiency is highly prevalent among adult individuals with diabetes yet screening is infrequent in Uganda. There are currently no published data regarding the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency ...

    George Patrick Akabwai, Davis Kibirige, Levi Mugenyi, Mark Kaddu, Christopher Opio, Rejani Lalitha, Edrisa Mutebi and Martha Sajatovic

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:26

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  18. Research article

    The effects of onion consumption on treatment of metabolic, histologic, and inflammatory features of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of onion powder consumption on treatment of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in an experimental model of disease.

    Hadi Emamat, Forough Foroughi, Hassan Eini–Zinab, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Marjan Rismanchi and Azita Hekmatdoost

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:25

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  19. Research article

    Dietary insulin load and insulin index are associated with the risk of insulin resistance: a prospective approach in tehran lipid and glucose study

    The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between dietary insulin load (DIL) and insulin index (DII) and the risk of insulin resistance in Tehranian adults.

    Parvin Mirmiran, Saeed Esfandiari, Zahra Bahadoran, Maryam Tohidi and Fereidoun Azizi

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:23

    Published on: 20 July 2016

  20. Research article

    Differentiation of type 2 diabetes mellitus with different complications by proteomic analysis of plasma low abundance proteins

    Few biomarkers of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are replicable in the differentiation of T2DM with different complications. We aimed to identify proteomic biomarkers among T2DM patients with nephropathy or r...

    Shu-Hui Yeh, Wan-Ching Chang, Hau Chuang, Hui-Cheng Huang, Rue-Tsuan Liu and Kuender D. Yang

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:24

    Published on: 20 July 2016

  21. Research article

    Concordance between self-reported body mass index with weight perception, self-rated health and appearance satisfaction in people living in Tehran

    Obesity is investigated as a health concern due to high prevalence in the world. Nowadays, researchers are looking for an indirect method to measure weight and height. Self-reported Body Mass Index (BMI) is ev...

    Arezoo Haghighian Roudsari, Abouali Vedadhir, Naser Kalantari, Parisa Amiri, Nasrin Omidvar, Hassan Eini-Zinab and Seyed Fatemeh Abdollah pouri Hosseini

    Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2016 15:22

    Published on: 9 July 2016

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