About this Research Topic
The International Diabetes Federation reports that sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing the most rapid increase in the world of diabetes. In addition, Africa has the highest rate of death of people with diabetes under the age of 60 years. Therefore people who represent the cultural and economic engine of African countries are losing the opportunity to contribute. Furthermore, Africa has the highest prevalence of people living with diabetes who are undiagnosed.
Details for Authors
The goals of this Research Topic are to address:
1) Etiology of diabetes in Africa
a) Obesity-change in food consumption
b) Rural-urban migration
d) Early life undernutrition
e) Genetic factors
f) Ketosis prone
g) Gestational diabetes
2) Adult and childhood onset
a) Influence on the family
3) Complications in Africa
a) Complications and the impact of SCT
b) Diabetes combined with hypertension
b) Preventable complications and the need for effective health literacy programs
4) Diagnostic strategies
a) Problems with A1C-relative to SCT and G6PD deficiency
b) Prediction equations
c) Alternatives-glycated albumin
d) Detection of gestational diabetes
b) Health literacy
c) Oral medication
Types of manuscripts
Authors are free to submit review articles, original studies, case reports and similar manuscripts.
Conflict of Interests Statement:
The Topic Editor Åke Sjöholm has received lecture and consultancy fees from Boehringer-Ingelheim, MSD, Sanofi, Pfizer and Astra-Zeneca.
Keywords: Diabetes, Africa, Migration, Malnutrition, Health literacy
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