The South African Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease aims to provide a competent resource for specialists, general practitioners and primary care diabetic nurse and allied professionals on diabetes management in Southern Africa.

The Journal publish original articles from South Africa and Southern Africa, which contribute towards the understanding of the particular problems facing our resource-constrained environment. All original articles will be subjected to peer-review. The types of articles include original research contributions of either clinical or basic laboratory research, epidemiology and case reports.

Important Notice to all Authors:
Manuscript Submission Fee & Article Processing Charge (effective 13 December 2016)

Reviews should be critical and relevant to our region. The categories of articles include Original Research, Reviews, CME Updates, Case Reports & Editorials relevant to the field of Diabetes (Type
1 and 2 Diabetes) and Vascular Disease, including strokes.

This is normal for most, if not all, journals. We so far have been able to survive without charging authors for submissions and processing but can no longer do so. We regret that we have to implement this as from the 13 of December 2016. Payment will need to be made online and once payment has been received, the manuscript will be further processed for possible publication.

The payment of the manuscript submission fee and does not guarantee publication of the article. The manuscript submission fee is not refundable in the event of rejection as processing cost will have been incurred.

• New cut-off points for abdominal girth in Botswana?
• Cardiometabolic risk factors in sub-Saharan African countries
• Telmisartan decreases microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes
• Red cell distribution width, coronary artery disease and diabetes
• Melatonin and glucose uptake by cardiomyocytes in insulin-resistant rats
• New insight on the epidemiological transition in West Africa
• Diabetes and cancer: is there a link?

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• Management of chronic diabetic foot ulceration
• Bioecological model for psychosocial well-being of diabetic children
• Comprehensive clinic approach to optimal care of diabetic patients
• Aortic contractility in rats with pioglitazone and losartan
• Body mass index, waist:hip ratio and severity of coronary artery disease
• Homocysteinaemia and hyperglycaemia, dyslipidaemia, hypertension and   obesity

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Dealing with the emotions of children with diabetes

Having a child or teenager with diabetes adds a new and different dimension to parenting. To love and care for the child and promote all of his or her potential is one dimension – to take good care of diabetes is quite another. Often these goals seem to contradict each other, yet they need not
do so.

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Diabetes is the most potentially devastating and fastest-growing health crisis of our time

There may be as many as 4.6 million people in South Africa living with diabetes, and possibly the same number at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Those diagnosed face the risk of life-changing and life-limiting complications unless they receive the care and support they need to manage their condition well.

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OptiBiotix signs major supply agreement for its microbiome-modulating cholesterol-reduction probiotic

OptiBiotix, a world leader in microbiome modulation, has signed a three-year supply agreement with HLH BioPharma Vertriebs GmbH for its cholesterol-reducing LPLDL® probiotic supplement. Research into the LPLDL® probiotic, presented at Vitafoods Europe in May 2017, demonstrated that it is a safe natural ingredient that reduces blood pressure and cholesterol, key determinates of cardiovascular risk.

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CALL FOR diabetes and vascular original research ARTICLES
This peer-reviewed journal is available as full text at all tertiary institutions in South Africa, presenting a great opportunity to submit your good-quality original articles for speedy publication. Recent user research has shown that some 10 000 annual topic searches were done on the SA Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease database, which contains seven years of published material.

The SA Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease aims to provide a forum for specialists involved in the care of people with diabetes, to exchange information, promote better management and stimulate research in Africa.

This quarterly journal publishes original research and scholarly reviews about prevention and management of diabetes, relating to both general and specific issues. The SA Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease invites you to submit your articles online only.

Read the Instructions to Authors  for more information on the journal’s policies and the submission process.

The SAJDVD’s main focus is providing new and relevant information for doctors, nurses and allied professionals involved in caring for the diabetes patient.

But as we are part of the larger Diabetes team, we would like to reach out to all patients with relevant information. So here it is!

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