Welcome to the summer edition of US Endocrinology! This edition is focused towards patient care, education, and understanding in the diabetes and thyroid arenas.
In our Expert Interview section we spoke with members of our editorial board about some of the key issues facing patients with diabetes, and how physicians can help educate them on lifestyle changes such as nutrition and meditation to complement their treatment.
Gender equality is a key global issue, and in this edition patient advocate Sana Ajmal and colleagues comment on the difficulties facing women with diabetes in the developing world, and future measures to help address the issue. Continuing the theme of women’s health, fantastic editorial board member Sanjay Kalra and colleagues discuss the scenario of prevailing sexual dysfunction faced by the women with diabetes, their etiology, diagnostic approaches, and its management.
Submissions are now open for our winter edition; please visit our Instructions for Authors and submission site for further information.
Letter from the Journal – US Endocrinology, 2018;14(1):11
The methods of publishing, sharing, finding, and reading scientific research is evolving rapidly. As a result, the publishing industry has been adapting to the change in technology and increasing digital offerings to readers. We would like to encourage our authors to increase the visibility of their articles via the growing number of online communication tools. […]
Expert Perspective on the American Diabetes Association Dietary Guidelines for Patients with Diabetes
Q. What is your opinion on the major recommendations of the current ADA guidelines for type 2 diabetes prevention? The key recommendations are as follows: consume less than 10% of your calories per day from added sugars; consume less than 10% of your calories per day from saturated fats; consume less than 2,300 mg per […]
The National Diabetes Educational Program
Q. What are the major challenges of diabetes education? The major challenge is that, disappointingly, a low percentage of people in the US receive diabetes education. Much of the problem is regarding access or people not understanding the importance of education. Diabetes is a disease that requires self-management, and it is difficult when visits to […]
Mindfulness Meditation in Diabetes
Q. Why is there a need for a psychosocial approach to the management of diabetes? Diabetes is a multifaceted disorder, which can impact every organ-system of the body. Apart from its biomedical complications, diabetes also influences the emotional, mental, and social domains of health. The lifestyle modification that is required to manage diabetes also creates […]
Treatment Options for Pediatric Diabetes
Q. What are the major challenges of treating pediatric type 1 and 2 diabetes? Achieving optimal glycemic control in children and adolescents with diabetes remains a major challenge. Management of diabetes requires an age-specific approach, taking into account the needs and characteristics related to specific developmental stages. Variable eating patterns and physical activity, along with […]
Molecular Testing in Thyroid Cancer
Q. Why is molecular testing for thyroid cancer important? Assessment of risk of malignancy (ROM) in thyroid nodules is key to improved care. To assess ROM, we use medical history, physical examination, the results of ultrasound (US)-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNA), and now we have molecular testing. Molecular testing can be diagnostic when used […]
Diabetes distress Diabetes distress (DD) is a well-described challenge of living with diabetes. While earlier authors defined DD as a set of unique, often hidden emotional burdens and worries that are part of the spectrum of patient experience when managing a severe, demanding chronic disease like diabetes,1 recent conceptualization views it as an emotional response […]
The GlucoCoper—A Salutogenic Approach to Diabetes Distress
Modern medicine bases its therapeutic interventions upon a thorough understanding of the pathogenesis of disease. This framework provides opportunity for the development of rational medical and surgical interventions, and promotes evidence-based management of illness. Such an approach, however, creates an ecosystem wherein the modern medical practitioner thinks, and communicates, keeping ‘pathos’ or disease as the […]
Women with Diabetes—Two Specifications Mean Double Trouble
Diabetes, with its ever growing prevalence, becomes a two-front struggle for young females living with it in developing countries. Firstly, they are already subjected to discrimination and social pressures because of the gender they were born with. Furthermore, thanks to the inconsiderate prevention messages, awareness campaigns about diabetes-related complications, judgmental attitudes of healthcare professionals, and […]
Diabetes and Female Sexual Dysfunction
Introduction Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by high blood glucose levels. According to International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2017 data, there were 425 million persons with DM worldwide, and that is expected to reach 629 million by 2045.1 Normal sexual health is a dynamic and harmonious state involving erotic and reproductive experiences, […]
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