Conference Topics

1. The epidemiology and health economics of diabetes

  • Its epidemiology;
  • Its health economics.

2. The modern mechanisms and contributing factors of diabetes

  • Nutritional risk factors in the development of diabetes;

  • Deficiencies in trace minerals (zinc, vanadium and chromium), vitamins (Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Vitamin B6) and Fatty Acids (EPA, DHA and GLA);

  • Trans fatty acids that interfere with insulin receptors in the cells;

  • Refined carbohydrates that rush sugar into the bloodstream;

  • Obesity;

  • Chronic stress;

  • Modern diet;

  • Lack of physical activity;

  • Genetic.

 3. Diabetes and its related complications    

  • Vascular complications; 
  • Diabetes and heart; 

  • Retinopathy and diabetes;

  • Kidneys and diabetes;

  • Functional foods for diabetes related complications;

  • Periodental health and diabetes.

4.4. Modern diets for diabetes: prevention and control

  •    The three cornerstones of diabetes management: diet, physical activity and medication;
  •    A nutrition-based prevention of diabetes;
  •    Beneficial effects of antioxidants in diabetes and related diseases;
  •    Nutrition-based management of diabetes;
  •    New healthy and tasty foods for diabetes;
  •    Inclusion of herbal remedies in diet of diabetics;
  •    The role of functional ingredients and functional products in modern anti-diabetic diet.

5. Functional Foods for the prevention and management of diabetes

  • New functional food products for the prevention of diabetes;

  • Functional foods rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals which are crucial for diabetic patients;    

  • Functional foods for the management of diabetes;

  • Non-traditional plants (Gymnema, Bitter Melon, Bilberry, Birch Leaf Tea, Amaranth and others) as a source of functional food products for diabetes;

  • Formulating functional food products for diabetes.