Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0063p980 | Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 3 | ECE2019

The influence of the prediabetes phenotype on the efficacy of lifestyle interventions to improve glycemia, insulin resistance and postprandial hyperinsulinaemia

Asimi Zelija Velija , Dzuvo Almira Hadzovic , Al-Tawil Djinan

Three phenotypes of prediabetes are known: impaired fasting glucose (IFG), Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and combined IFG/IGT. IFG is associated with impaired early phase and normal second-phase of insulin secretion. IGT is associated with both impaired early and late phase of insulin secretion. Numerous studies have demonstrated efficacy of lifestyle intervention in improving 2-hr oral glucose tolerance and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) in individuals with prediabetes, whi...

ea0070aep906 | Thyroid | ECE2020

The effect of selenium supplementation and gluten-free diet in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism affected by autoimmune thyroiditis

Velija Asimi Zelija , Hadzovic-Dzuvo Almira , Al Tawil Djinan

Introduction: Ongoing scientific research indicates that there is a dangerous link between eating foods that contain gluten and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT). Gluten can be an irritant to HT by creating inflammation in the thyroid gland. Selenium, an important oligoelement, is a component of the antioxidant system. Over the last decade, it has been ever more frequently discussed in the context of thyroid disorders. The purpose of this study was to highlight the positive r...

ea0073pep14.2 | Presented ePosters 14: COVID-19 | ECE2021

Selenium, zinc, and vitamin D supplementation affect the clinical course of COVID-19 infection in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis

Velija Asimi Zelija , Hadzovic-DzuvAlmira , Al Tawil Djinan

IntroductionAdequate supply of zinc, selenium, and vitamin D is essential for resistance to other viral infections, immune function, and reduced inflammation. Low levels of micronutrients are associated with adverse clinical outcomes during viral infections. Vitamin D improves the physical barrier against the virus and stimulates the production of antimicrobial peptides. It can prevent cytokine storms by reducing the production of inflammatory cytokines....