Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome publishes articles on all aspects of the pathophysiology of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

By publishing original material exploring any area of laboratory, animal or clinical research into diabetes and metabolic syndrome, the journal offers a high-visibility forum for new insights and discussions into the issues of importance to the relevant community.


  • Daniel Giannella-Neto, Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE)

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Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome is the official journal of the Brazilian Diabetes Society.

The Brazilian Diabetes Society covers article-processing charges for authors who are members of the Society and have been members for more than 3 years. These members should send a presubmission enquiry to the journal for further information.


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Daniel Giannella-Neto Marilia de Brito Gomes

"Diabetes is seen as a pandemic condition of unprecedented proportions. The prevalence of diabetes is projected to rise in both developed and developing countries. In the seven regions of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) the estimated numbers of cases will be 380 million by 2025. In addition, in many populations, diabetes is most common among the elderly but prevalence rates will significantly rise among comparatively young and productive populations in the developing world.

"Another important aspect of diabetes research is the controversial subject of "metabolic syndrome" (the term applied to the co-existence of the following conditions: obesity, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and hyperglycaemia), believed to be related to insulin resistance. In the eighties Reaven had held insulin resistance as the central and hypothetically causal factor tying the conditions together. The more recent definition by IDF focuses on obesity as the central factor if at least other elements of dyslipidaemia, hypertension and hyperglycaemia are present, and where insulin resistance is no longer even a part of the syndrome. Despite the fact that numerous scientific papers have been published on this topic over the last ten years, much controversy still surrounds its definition, the diagnostic criteria used to identify it, its aetiology, and even its existence. In general, however, differences of opinion surrounding the syndrome are minor."

Daniel Giannella-Neto, Editor-in-Chief
Marilia de Brito Gomes, Founding Editor

Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome

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Volume 7 Suppl 1 (11 November 2015)

20th Brazilian Diabetes Society Congress

Meeting abstracts
Porto Alegre, Brazil. 11-18 November 2015

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ISSN: 1758-5996