Special Issue "Pathophysiology and Nutritional Interventions to Prevent Hypoglycemia"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Diabetes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Eyal Leibovitz
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Guest Editor
Chair, Medicine "B", Laniado-sanz Medical Center, 16 Divrey Haim str.Netanya, Israel Affiliated with Ariel University, Ariel, Israel
Interests: metabolism; frailty; body composition; hypoglycemia; malnutrition; hospital medicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Hypoglycemia remains a significant predictor of poor prognosis in all patient populations. While documented more often among patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), incident hypoglycemia among patients without DM has similar risk factors and prognosis. This suggests that some of the pathophysiology of incident hypoglycemia is similar, irrespective of diabetes mellitus status.

Despite significant research progress, several key issues of this multifactorial condition remain unclear. There is evidence to show hypoglycemia is associated with severity of acute disease, several comorbidities, and prescribed medications. Researchers have also shown an association between hypoglycemia incidence and severity and poor nutritional status.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present additional information to support the relationship between nutritional status and incident hypoglycemia among patients with and without DM. Furthermore, the only option for prevention of hypoglycemia is to change glucose-lowering medications in DM patients, while among patients without DM, no clear options are available. Nutritional intervention may be a possible treatment for prevention of this condition among all patients. Accepted manuscripts should focus on any of the following subjects:

  • Clinical and basic science evidence supporting the association of nutritional deficits and functional status with incidence of hypoglycemia.
  • Nutritional interventions to reduce the incidence of hypoglycemia in specific populations, both in the hospital and community settings.

Dr. Eyal Leibovitz
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hypoglycemia
  • glucose metabolism
  • diabetes mellitus
  • nutrition intervention
  • malnutrition
  • oral nutrition supplements
  • prognosis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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