1st Edition

Diabetes Mellitus and Human Health Care A Holistic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

Edited By Anne George, Robin Augustine, Mathew Sebastian Copyright 2014
    520 Pages 98 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    520 Pages 98 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This book will enlighten on some of the recent progress in diabetic care and therapy. Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because of the inability of cells to respond to the insulin that is produced. According to the recent report of World Health Organization, 346 million people worldwide are suffering from diabetes, and in 2004, approximately 3.4 million people died as a result of high blood sugar.

    This book explores applying both classical and modern approaches to the management of diabetes by focusing on a holistic approach. Great attention has been focused on global trends in diabetes, epidemiology of diabetes, inhibitors in diabetes and diabetes therapy, vitamins and diabetes, and the role of dietary fats in diabetes in this book.

    Topics include:

    • • diabetic foot ulcers and therapeutic footwear

    • Withania coagulans. Dunal as an antidiabetic herb

    • • the pharmacological interventions for diabetic cardiomyopathy

    • • the use of saliva as a noninvasive tool to monitor glycemic control in diabetic patients

    • • a cutting-edge biomedical device for continuous in vivo glucose monitoring

    • • the temporal effect of repeated stress in the pathophysiology of T2DM

    • • nanosensor technology for glucose detection

    The editors and authors emphasize a holistic approach toward the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diabetes by joining hands with experts from various disciplines

    Medical students and doctors of modern medicine, Ayurveda, homeopathy, etc., medical reserachers, researchers in the area of diabetes, pharma professionals.

    Diabetes and Healthcare: An Overview, M. Abhilash and Robin Augustine
    Withania Coagulans Dunal: An Overview on Its Up to Date Antidiabetic Investigations, S. Hemalatha, Satyendra K. Prasad, Manish Kumar, and S. D. Dubey
    Evaluation of Total Phenolics and Free Radical Quenching Activity of Glycosmis Pentaphylla (Retz.) A. Dc., Rahul Chandran and Thangaraj Parimelazhagan
    Antioxidant, Antidiabetic and Chemical Composition of Syzygium Aqueum Leaf Extracts, Uma D. Palanisamy and Thamilvaani Manaharan
    Review on Novel 2,4-Thiazolidinedione Derivatives as Potential Therapeutic Agents for Type Ii Diabetes, Gangadhara Angajala and Radhakrishnan Subashini
    Molecular Mechanism of S-Oxidation of Anti-Diabetic Thiazolidinedione Class of Drugs: Computational Approaches to Drug Metabolism, Nikhil Taxak and P. V. Bharatam
    Role of Wound Dressings in the Management of Chronic and Acute Diabetic Wounds, Robin Augustine, Nandakumar Kalarikkal and Sabu Thomas
    Recent Advances in Diabetic Foot Care: The Role of Footwear and Orthosis, Saraswathy G, Gautham Gopalakrishna, Das B. N, and Vijay Viswanathan
    Temporal Effect of Repeated Stress on Type-2 Experimental Diabetes, Debapriya Garabadu and Sairam Krishnamurthy
    Sugar Rich Diet Induced Insulin Resistance and Alteration in Gut Microflora, Prasant Kumar Jena, Shilpa Singh, and Sriram Seshadri
    Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus in Patients Presenting With Acute Myocardial Infarction, Meeakshi Narkhede, Satyanarayan Durgam, Harshal Bhitkar, Swapnil Yadav, and Dilip Mhaisekar
    Development of Therapeutic Strategy to Restore Coronary Microcirculation and Vegf Signaling Cascade in Diabetes: A Novel Approach to Prevent Cardiac Complication in Diabetes, Subrina Jesmin, Arifur Rahman, Abdullah Al Mamun, Farzana Sohael, Shamima Akter, Yoshio Iwashima, Nobutake Shimojo, Naoto Yamaguchi, Michiaki Hiroe, Taro Mizutani, and Masao Moroi



    Dr. Sabu Thomas is a professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, and Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University. He received his BSc degree (1980) in Chemistry from the University of Kerala, India. BTech (1983) in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India, and PhD (1987) in Polymer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. The research activities of Professor Thomas include surfaces and interfaces in multiphase polymer blend and composite systems, kinetics of phase separation in polymer blends, compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends, thermoplastic elastomers, phase transitions in polymers, nanostructured polymer blends, macro-, micro- and nanocomposites, polymer rheology, recycling, reactive extrusion, processing-morphology-property relationships in multiphase polymer systems, double networking of elastomers, natural fibers and green composites, rubber vulcanization, interpenetrating polymer networks, diffusion and transport, and polymer membranes. He has supervised 50 PhD theses, 20 MPhil theses, and 10 Masters theses. He has two patents. He has been ranked fifth in India with regard to the number of publications (most productive scientists). He also received the coveted Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country for the year 2008.Dr. Sajid Alavi, PhD currently Professor and Research Leader.at the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. As a food engineer, Dr. Alavi researches extrusion processing, a continuous cooking technology used to make a variety of food and non-food industrial applications. Some of his current research involves developing healthy processed foods such as fruit or vegetable-based extruded snacks, increasing ethanol yields th