Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice is devoted to covering original research articles and high quality reviews in areas of growing interest in the field of epidemiology, experimental biology, nutrition, ecology and clinical practice, including occasional case reports. The purpose of the journal is to encourage interdisciplinary discussion of topics which are relevant to the fields of diabetology and medical science on an international scale. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice is the official journal of the International Diabetes Federation/Western Pacific Region. A reduced member subscription rate is available to all International Diabetes Federation affiliates worldwide. Please apply to the Publisher for more information.