Journal of Obesity and Diabetes (ISSN: 2638-812X)
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Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose or blood sugar levels are high. Glucose is produced when the food we eat is digested and released into blood. The produced glucose should enter the cells to be utilized as energy by the body. In order for the glucose to be entered into cells, Pancreas an organ in our body produces insulin which helps the glucose to enter the cells. When there is a lack of insulin production or lack of insulin utilization, the glucose produced after digestion remains in the blood leading to diabetes. Diabetes is of three types, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, and Gestational Diabetes. In Type 1 Diabetes, body does not make insulin. In Type 2 Diabetes, body does not utilize the produced insulin well. Gestational Diabetes happens in pregnant women with no prior history of diabetes leading to problems in pregnancy and baby’s health. Symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. Excess blood sugar for prolonged period of time effects eyes, kidney, skin problems, nerves, heart, stroke etc. The department that deals with diabetes is called Endocrinology.
Obesity is condition in which excess fat gets accumulated in the body. This is caused by over intake of calories, less physical activity, genetic background. The fat that is produced accumulates in the body making the person obese. BMI is a measurement to find the person is obese or overweight. It is a measurement which uses person’s weight and height. If BMI is between 25 and 29.9, they are considered as overweight and if the BMI is over 30, they are considered as obese. Obesity causes cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, depression, and some cancers.
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Editorial Board: The Journal of Obesity and Diabetes consist of Editorial Board members from all over the world who help us in rapid peer review process (4-6 weeks).
Merita Rroji, Myftar Barbullushi and Mauro Sasdelli
Tofail Ahmed, Hajera Mahtab, Tania Tofail, AHG Morshed, Fatema B Rahman and Shahidul A Khan
Sajeda Afrin, ASM Rahenur Mondol, Mohammad Nurul Islam
Khan, Narayan Chandra Sarkar, Mohammad Kumruzzaman Sarker,
Shah Md Sarwer Jahan, Moni Rani and Ratindra Nath Mondal