Special issue: The impact of sleep and circadian rhythm disruptions on type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
• 大类 : 医学 - 3区
• 小类 : 精神病学 - 3区
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a global problem and is estimated to affect 415 million people worldwide. Most of the interventional research into type 2 diabetes mellitus has focused on improving diet and physical activity. More recently, sleep and circadian factors have emerged as novel, important, and potentially modifiable determinants. Indeed, an “all of the above approach” should encompass optimizing diet/nutrition, physical activity and sleep.
Common disorders of sleep and circadian misalignment are associated with greater rates of type 2 diabetes. Similarly, in experimental studies, sleep curtailment has been shown to decrease insulin sensitivity, an important step in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes.
Sleep disturbances and poorer insulin sensitivity are invariably seen in all major psychiatric disorders, which raises important questions about sleep as a mediator of the association between psychiatric disorders and diabetes and about sleep as a potential target for intervention to mitigate risk.
We invite researchers to contribute to the forthcoming Special Issue by submitting original research articles and/or review papers on the relational between sleep and diabetes mellitus.
A list of suggested areas suitable for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
The relation between sleep-wake schedules and eating behaviors, glycemic control, energy balance and weight regulation
The impact of chronotherapies on eating behaviors, glycemic control and insulin sensitivity
Insulin resistance/sensitivity or glycemic control in sleep curtailment studies
Changes in insulin sensitivity after treatment of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
Causal pathways involving psychiatric syndromes, sleep and obesity/diabetes mellitus