Journal of diabetes and metabolic disorders: launch editorial
Endocrine and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders 2012, 11:1 doi:10.1186/2251-6581-11-1Published: 2 August 2012
First paragraph (this article has no abstract)
The high prevalence and great burden of diabetes and metabolic disorders are part of a growing problem of chronic disease predominance in the contemporary society. The World Health Organization has identified diabetes to be globally “epidemic”, and points out the need to increase awareness of this status . The chronic nature of these diseases, their long term impact on both patients and their families, and the fact that a definitive “cure” is still missing justifies the involvement of a large number of researchers and clinicians in these areas. This in turn results in numerous publications as a mean of spreading the gathered experiences and obtained knowledge and ultimately aiming to improve the patients’ well-being. The Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders (JDMD) is launched with the hope of contributing to the efforts made to reach this goal.