Journal of Diabetes

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Edited By: Zachary T. Bloomgarden and Guang Ning

Impact Factor: 2.349

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 73/124 (Endocrinology & Metabolism)

Online ISSN: 1753-0407

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Vitamins, herbs, supplements and traditional medications for diabetes (Oct 2012)
Diabetes has been known since antiquity, with treatment approaches based to a large degree, although not entirely, on dietary manipulations. Another thread of traditional treatment has been the use of herbal medications, and it is likely that some such approaches will prove their efficacy with appropriate study. The challenge has been to understand the mechanisms by which these varied substances exert benefit and, if possible, to develop more effective treatment approaches based on careful evaluation of the actual effects in man and in experimental animal models of vitamins, herbs, supplements and traditional medications for diabetes. One of the lovely features of having an online presence is our ability to reorganize content in a variety of ways. We present for our readers' perusal our first "virtual issue," in which we collect a number of publications relevant to this topic of traditional medications for diabetes that appeared during the first four years of publication of the Journal of Diabetes.

Guang Ning
Zachary Bloomgarden

Vol 1 2009
Cinnamic acid, from the bark of Cinnamomum cassia, regulates glucose transport via activation of GLUT4 on L6 myotubes in a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-independent manner
Baddireddi Subhadra LAKSHMI, Sundaresan SUJATHA, et al.

Do plant sterol concentrations correlate with coronary artery disease in type 1 diabetes? A report from the Pittsburgh Epidemiology of Diabetes Complications Study
Christina Marie SHAY, Rhobert Wyn EVANS, et al.

Genistein improves liver function and attenuates non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in a rat model of insulin resistance
Sumiyabanu MOHAMED SALIH, Palanisamy NALLASAMY, et al.

Vol 2 2010
Lack of effect of subtherapeutic vitamin D treatment on glycemic and lipid parameters in Type 2 diabetes: A pilot prospective randomized trial
Parini PATEL, Leonid PORETSKY, et al.

Antidiabetic activity of the mangrove species Ceriops decandra in alloxan-induced diabetic rats
Mannalamkunnath Alikunhi NABEEL, Kandasamy KATHIRESAN, et al.

Effects of Nigella sativa and thymoquinone on biochemical and subcellular changes in pancreatic β-cells of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
Nabila E. ABDELMEGUID, Rajaa FAKHOURY, et al.

Vol 3 2011
Antidiabetic and antioxidant potential of β-sitosterol in streptozotocin-induced experimental hyperglycemia
Rajnish GUPTA, Anil K. SHARMA, et al.

Can dietary fructans lower serum glucose?
Nana K.A. BONSU, C. Shanthi JOHNSON, et al.

Effect of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose on obesity and glucose metabolism in a diet-induced obesity mouse model
Shao-Ching HUNG, William H.K. ANDERSON, et al.

Review of the effects of the traditional Chinese medicine Rehmannia Six Formula on diabetes mellitus and its complications
Terry Yam Chuen POON, Kwok Leung ONG, et al.

Antihyperglycemic activity of Ficus racemosa bark extract in type 2 diabetic individuals
Faiyaz AHMED, Shivaprasad HUDEDA, et al.

Vol 4 2012
Antidiabetic activity of gossypin, a pentahydroxyflavone glucoside, in streptozotocin-induced experimental diabetes in rats
Thamizhiniyan VENKATESAN and Subramanian SORIMUTHU PILLAI

Relationship between vitamin D deficiency, post-challenge hyperglycemia, and endothelial function in healthy older adults
Seth I. SOKOL, Michael GRUSHKO, et al.

Effect of daily vitamin D supplementation on HbA1c in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus: A pilot study
Mate M. SORIC, Elizabeth T. RENNER, et al.

Favorable effects on metabolic risk factors with daily brewer’s yeast in type 2 diabetic patients with hypercholesterolemia: A semi-experimental study

Evaluation of antidiabetic and antioxidant activity of Moringa oleifera in experimental diabetes
Rajnish GUPTA, Manas MATHUR, et al.

Antioxidant activity and protection of pancreatic β-cells by embelin in streptozotocin-induced diabetes
Rajnish GUPTA, Anil K. SHARMA, et al.

Antidiabetic and antihypertensive effect of a polyphenol-rich fraction of Thymelaea hirsuta L. in a model of neonatal streptozotocin-diabetic and NG-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester-hypertensive rats
Mohamed BNOUHAM, Wafaa BENALLA, et al.

Accepted articles
*These manuscripts have been accepted, but have not been edited or formatted. They will be published at a future date

The effect of Diamel on patients with metabolic syndrome: a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study
Eduardo Cabrera-Rode, Neraldo Orlandi, et al.

Quercetin, a minor constituent of the antihyperglycaemic fraction of Bauhinia monandra leaf
Gideon Oyewole Alade, Adeleke Clement Adebajo, et al.

The effects of Syzygium Aromaticum derived oleanolic acid on glucose transport and glycogen synthesis in the rat small intestine
Andile Khathi, Bubuya Masola, et al.

Dietary supplements of Ipomoea aquatica (whole leaf powder) attenuates maternal and fetal oxidative stress in streptozotocin-diabetic rats
Mahesh Mysore SHIVANANJAPPA and Muralidhara

Daily vitamin E supplement do not improve metabolic and glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients: a double blinded randomized controlled trial
Sakineh Shab-Bidar, Zohreh Mazloum, et al.

Antidiabetic and antihyperlipidemic effect of stem of Musa sapientum Linn. in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
Piyush Dikshit, Kirtikar Shukla, et al.