International Journal of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Special Issue

Hypoglycemia in Diabetes

  • Submission Deadline: Jul. 31, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Adegbenga Ademolu
About This Special Issue
Hypoglycemia in diabetes mellitus remains a worldwide occurrence. With the projected incident of diabetes expected to continue to increase in all parts of the world exponetially, concerted effort need to be put in place on time to curb a commensurate increase in the occurrence of hypoglycemia complicating diabetes management as treatment modalities for diabetes get more intensified with the use of existing drugs and introduction of newer ones with hypoglycemia as a known side effect. Despite the disease burden of hypoglycemia complicating management of diabetes mellitus worldwide in the 21st century, the attention of the endocrine community to this metabolic challenge in the optimal management of diabetes is grossly inadequate. This raises the need for more attention on research internationally in this area which is why this special issue is on to fill the gap in our scientific knowledge of hypoglycemia complicating diabetes management.
Currently,there are existing issue on worldwide definition, classification and drug of choice in diabetics with hypoglycemia complicating their management. The fact that hypoglycemia can predispose to cardiovascular risk and aggravate diabetic nephropathy make it more reason why hypoglycemia have to be researched into so as to reduce the co-morbidities associated with the chronic hyperglycemic state seen in people living with diabetes mellitus.The economic loss to various nation couples with the millions of dollars spent annually in the search for cure for diabetes and reduction of morbidity for the same makes it a worthwhile venture to not only research but also equip the general population on the necessary skill needed to curb hypoglycemia which could occur in any setting be it home, community, hospital or any other setting.These issues needs extensive research to solve.
It is hoped that the insight the special issue will bring will meet present scientific need,stimulate further research interest and create a platform for future scientific research.

Aims and Scope:

  1. Hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes Management
  2. Hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes Management
  3. Hypoglycaemia and oral hypoglycemic agents
  4. Hypoglycemia and insulin management of diabetes
  5. Hypoglycemia complicating Gestational Diabetes management
  6. Managing hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes
Lead Guest Editor
  • Adegbenga Ademolu

    Department of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Guest Editors
  • Janet Winikoff

    University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles, United States

  • Mary Mok

    UT Health San Antonio, Texas, United States

  • Janet Leung

    Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle, Washington, United States

  • Rhonda Bentley-Lewis

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, United States

  • Thanh Hoang

    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, United States

  • Funmi Onobrakpeya

    Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Univeristy of Maryland, Maryland, United States

Published Articles
  • Prevalence and Presentation of Diabetes-Related Hypoglycemia Amongst Persons with Diabetes in a Tertiary Health Instition in Nigeria

    Ohenhen Oluwatoyin Abisoye , Uwameiye Oseribhor

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 34-40
    Received: Nov. 23, 2019
    Accepted: Jul. 22, 2020
    Published: Aug. 18, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijde.20200503.11
    Abstract: Background: Hypoglycaemia is the most common acute complication of Diabetes Mellitus and often treatment-limiting, serious adverse effect of intensive diabetes therapy. Although it is preventable, hypoglycaemic episodes, especially if severe or recurrent may result in significant psychosocial dysfunction and lower quality of life. Aim: To determine... Show More
  • Whipple Triad Its Limitations in Diagnosis and Management of Hypoglycemia as a Co-morbidity in Covid-19 Diabetics and Diabetes Mellitus in General- A Review

    Adegbenga Bolanle Ademolu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2020
    Pages: 23-26
    Received: Feb. 25, 2020
    Accepted: Apr. 10, 2020
    Published: May 29, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijde.20200502.12
    Abstract: In 1938 Allen Oldfather Whipple (1881-1963) an American surgeon invented a triad of two clinical and one laboratory parameter to give the Whipple triad which had been in clinical use for decades and beneficial to perhaps millions of people worldwide with hypoglycemia as health challenges. The Whipple triad is characteristically presence of hypoglyc... Show More
  • Analysis of Hypoglycemic Episodes in Out Patient Diabetic in Africans Using Ademolus Classification of Hypoglycemia

    Adegbenga Bolanle Ademolu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 9-17
    Received: Feb. 23, 2020
    Accepted: Mar. 24, 2020
    Published: Apr. 14, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijde.20200501.13
    Abstract: The recent grading of severity of hypoglycemia for use in clinical practice using Ademolus Classification of Hypoglycemia (ACH) is opening a new knowledge path and insight in hypoglycemia complicating diabetes mellitus management. In Africa like other parts of the world, hypoglycemia complicates diabetes mellitus management in in and out-patients. ... Show More
  • Sulfonylureas Induced Hypoglycemia in Diabetics - A Review

    Adegbenga Bolanle Ademolu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 108-112
    Received: Nov. 14, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 26, 2019
    Published: Dec. 04, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijde.20190404.14
    Abstract: Diabetes is a metabolic disorder of glucose characterized by glucotoxicity, lipotoxicity and insulin resistance. In insulin resistance states, a higher level of insulin is needed to generate the usual body response to keep plasma glucose at physiologic level. The type 2 diabetics with insulin resistance cannot keep plasma glucose normal not because... Show More
  • Alpha-cells: Its Role as the Islet Harmonizer

    Nabil Kamal Elnaggar , Mohamed Nabil Elnaggar

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 104-107
    Received: Oct. 16, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 18, 2019
    Published: Nov. 27, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijde.20190404.13
    Abstract: It has long been thought that the alpha cells and its secretory products play an important role solely in maintaining euglycemia and preventing hypoglycemia through a contradictory action to the B cell’s insulin. The α-cell function is tightly regulated by various physiological inputs including systemic energy status, central and autonomic nervous ... Show More