Volume 4 Issue 1
Diabetes and Endocrinology
The presented work focuses on the endocrine glands, its secretions and their coordination with metabolism and reproduction. It is a complete study, which includes symptoms, causes, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diabetes and the study of new techniques in the field of diabetic research like organ transplantation, tissue regeneration and therapeutic innovations of diabetes.
Zinc Status in Type 2 Diabetic Patients and its Association with Glycemic Control
Muhammad Farooq1*, Ali Faris Alamri2, Basmah Al Wahabi3, Ashraf El-Metwally4 and Khaled Alabdulkareem5
Zinc is a trace element that carries anti-oxidant properties. Deficiency of zinc increases oxidative stress especially in chronic diseases like diabetes. Although many studies have shown that Zinc supplementation in patients with diabetes improves glycemic control, but still the underlying molecular mechanisms is not clear yet. Proposed mechanisms are decrease insulin secretion or increase peripheral resistance in zinc deficiency.