New Strategies to Advance Pre/Diabetes Care: Integrative Approach by PPPM

  • Mahmood S. Mozaffari

Part of the Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine book series (APPPM, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cristina M. Sena, Carla F. Bento, Paulo Pereira, Filipa Marques, Raquel Seiça
    Pages 29-87
  3. Sergio Li Calzi, Matthew Neu, Lynn C. Shaw, Maria B. Grant
    Pages 147-174
  4. Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Sylvia Smith
    Pages 175-209
  5. Jack C. Yu, Robert Dinsmore, Mohamad Masoumy, Jacqueline Sequoia, Babak Baban
    Pages 283-321
  6. Ranjitha Krishna, Philip J. Hanes, Christopher W. Cutler
    Pages 323-353
  7. Melanie Cebioglu, Hans H. Schild, Olga Golubnitschaja
    Pages 355-370
  8. Dimiter V. Dimitrov
    Pages 389-398
  9. Ana C. Fonseca, Paula Ferreira, Rosemeyre A. Cordeiro, Patrícia V. Mendonça, Joana R. Góis, Maria H. Gil et al.
    Pages 399-455
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 457-538

About this book


The writings of earliest civilizations reveal that diabetes mellitus has afflicted man for a very long time. Unfortunately, however, we are now experiencing a world-wide pandemic of the disease which has not been adequately addressed.  Available evidence suggests that worldwide every 10 seconds one patient dies of diabetes and its severe complications.  The outlook is even more bleak with the prediction of half of a billion diabetic patients by the year 2030.  The cost-impact of the disease poses a major challenge for both developed and developing countries and their economies. Thus, it is high time to reconsider and revise the current strategies in diabetes care.  Accordingly, a paradigm shift from reactive to perspective medicine has become a timely consideration.  This shift is based on the concept of Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine (PPPM). The rationale for PPPM relates to the recognition that prediction of persons at high risk for the disease (i.e., diabetes mellitus) should help devise strategies to prevent its target organ complications, and create effective treatments tailored to the individual patient, thereby reducing morbidity, and associated costs, and mortality.

The current book entitled “New Strategies to Advance Pre/Diabetes Care: Integrative Approach by PPPM” is intended to serve as a reference source for researchers and the healthcare industry with a special emphasis on health promotion in the general population and help design innovative strategies to prevent the onset of diabetes mellitus and its secondary complications.


Complications Diabetes mellitus Personalized medicine Predictive dianostics Prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahmood S. Mozaffari
    • 1
  1. 1.Dental Medicine, Oral Biology FacultyGeorgia Regents UniversityAugustaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5970-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5971-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-3495
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-3509
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