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Special Issue on Diabetes and Osteoporosis
omics | 19 Nov 2013

OMICS Group International that publishes 300 scholarly, open access, online journals publishes the Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism primarily focuses on the research based articles on various health related challenges emerging as a result of Diabetes, a metabolic disorder.

Although the journal has critically discussed the way the Diabetes has been dismasting societies in a series of 10 issues, the Editors-in-Chief are particularly interested in bringing a ‘Special Issue on Diabetes & Osteoporosis’.

Diabetes and Osteoporosis are closely linked to each other in many ways (Hofbauer et al, 2007). Lifestyles characterized with low physical activity and high-energy food consumption is promoting diabetes mellitus. Both type-1 and type-2 Diabetes mellitus have the chances of developing the risk factors like Osteoporotic fractures, impaired bone formation, and vascular complications. 

According to the American Diabetic Association (2011), there were 25.8 million children and adults in the United States alone and their numbers are growing. The conditions in the rest of the world are equally grim and it is the time it should be discussed openly.

The old age and the diabetes are greatly contributing to osteoporosis, resulting in bone loss outpaces, bones become porous, brittle and prone to fracture. Around the world, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men are at risk of an osteoporotic fracture. In fact, an osteoporotic fracture is estimated to occur every 3 seconds. The most common fractures associated with osteoporosis occur at the hip, spine and wrist.