Endocrinology and metabolism research institute educational achievements on diabetes at a glance: conventional review and Scientometrics



Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute (EMRI) in 25th anniversary prompt to highlight the educational activities on capacity building and research in prevention and education of diabetes field. In recent decades, this academic institute arranges for opportunities to catch new ways to encounter non-communicable diseases especially diabetes to advantage both diabetes health care providers and people with diabetes. This review aims to overview the educational activities of EMRI on diabetes.


In this conventional review and Scientometrics, the studies affiliated with EMRI on diabetes education were explored in Scopus, PubMed, Google Scholar, and SID, without any restriction on time and language. All papers published up to 2020 were analyzed and visualized with the VOS viewer Software program.


Total number of 12 documents retrieved from various databases. Patient education, diabetes type 2, health, and self-care are the most frequent keywords in the published paper. Several perspectives of diabetes education have been addressed in two main categories include public and patient education and professional education.


It is notable that, the national strategic planning to establish courses and produce materials and programs to empower health care providers and patients with diabetes and families. According to the strategic plan, further research and infrastructures are required for various aspects of diabetes prevention and education.

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    Association Ad. 1. Improving care and promoting health in populations: standards of medical care in diabetes—2020. Diabetes Care. 2020;43(Supplement 1):S7–S13.

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The authors thank scientists who have been engaged in the prevention and education activities on the diabetes field to collect the paper. Also, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute full support in preparing articles.

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Sanjari, M., Aalaa, M., Mehrdad, N. et al. Endocrinology and metabolism research institute educational achievements on diabetes at a glance: conventional review and Scientometrics. J Diabetes Metab Disord (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40200-021-00755-w

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