Research Publications

  1. Moreira NCdV, Mdala I, Hussain A, Bhowmik B, Siddiquee T, Fernandes VO, Montenegro RM Jr and Meyer HE (2021) Cardiovascular Risk, Obesity, and Sociodemographic Indicators in a Brazilian Population. Public Health 9:725009. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.725009 Download PDF
  2. Afsana Faria, Bhowmik Bishwajit, Siddiquee Tasnima, Ahmed Tareen, Pathan Md Faruque, Ahmed Tofail, Samad MA, Uddin Md. Farid, Selim Shahjada, do Vale Moreira Nayla Cristina, Debnath Rani Purobi, Choudhury Kaiser Alam, Alim Abdul, Amin Mohammad Robed, Mahtab Hajera, Hussain Akhtar, Khan Azad AK. Current practices in diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes: A Bangladesh study. J Diabetol 2021 (accepted). Download PDF
  3. Bishwajit Bhowmik, Akhtar Hussain, AK Azad Khan. Caring for people with diabetes in Bangladesh during COVID-19. Diabetic Voice July 30, 2020. PDF
  4. do Vale Moreira NC, Ceriello A, Basit A, Balde N, Mohan V, Gupta R, Misra A, Bhowmik B, Lee MK, Zuo H, Shi Z, Wang Y, Montenegro RM, Fernandes VO, Colagiuri S, Boulton AJM, Hussain A. Race/ethnicity and challenges for optimal insulin therapy.Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2021 May;175:108823. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2021.108823. Epub 2021 Apr 20 Download PDF
  5. Bhowmik B, Siddiquee T, Azad Khan AK, Hitman GA, Hussain A, et al. Vitamin D3 and B12 supplementation in pregnancy. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2021; 174:108728. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2021.108728. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33662489. Download PDF
  6. Afsana F, Fatema K, Ahsan A, Bhowmik B, & Siddique T.  Outcome of critically ill patients with non-thyroidal illness. BIRDEM Medical Journal 2020; 11(1): 47-51., Download PDF
  7. Zabeen B, Bhowmik B, Huda K, Naz F, Tayyeb S, Azad K. Use of telemedicine for the management of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents in Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Diabetol 2021; 12:18-21. Download PDF
  8. Bhowmik B, Ahmed T, Afsana F, Qureshi NK, Siddiquee T, Pathan F, Hussain A, Khan AA, et al. Guide on diabetes and COVID-19 for healthcare professionals in Bangladesh. J Diabetol 2020;11:137-43. Download PDF
  9. Nayla Cristinado Vale Moreira, Akhtar Hussain, Bishwajit Bhowmik, Ibrahimu Mdalae, Haakon E.Meyera, et al. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome by different definitions, and its association with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular disease risk in Brazil. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews 2020; 14: 1217-1224. Download PDF
  10. Hussain A, Bhowmik B, do Vale Moreira NC. COVID-19 and diabetes: Knowledge in progress. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2020; 162:108142. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2020.108142. Download PDF
  11. Bishwajit Bhowmik, Tasnima Siddique, Anindita Majumder, Ibrahimu Mdala, Graham. A. Hitman, Akhtar Hussain, et al.  Maternal BMI and nutritional status in early pregnancy and its impact on neonatal outcomes at birth in Bangladesh. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019; 19:413. doi: 10.1186/s12884-019-2571-5.. Download PDF
  12. Nayla Cristina do Vale Moreira, Renan M. Montenegro, Haakon E. Meyer, Bishwajit Bhowmik, Akhtar Hussain, et al. Glycated Hemoglobin in the Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus in a Semi-Urban Brazilian Population. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16 (19), 3598; doi:10.3390/ijerph16193598.   Download PDF
  13. Bajaj S, Das AK, Kalra S, Sahay R, Saboo B, Bhowmik B, et al. BE-SMART (Basal Early Strategies to Maximize HbA1c Reduction with Oral Therapy): Expert Opinion. Diabetes Ther. 2019; 10:1189-1204. Download PDF
  14. Bishwajit Bhowmik, Tasnima Siddiquee, Anindita Mujumder, Akhtar Hussain, Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen and Tone Kristin Omsland, et al. Serum Lipid Profile and Its Association with Diabetes and Prediabetes in a Rural Bangladeshi Population. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1944; doi:10.3390/ijerph15091944.  Download PDF
  15. Bhowmik B, Siddiquee T, Mujumder A, Ahmed T, Mahtab H, Azad Khan AK, et al. Diabetes risk score for identifying cardiometabolic risk factors in adult Bangladeshi population. J Diabetol 2018; 9:95-101. Download PDF
  16. B. Bhowmik, F. Afsana, T. Ahmed, T. Siddiquee, T. Ahmed, F. Pathan, H. Mahtab, A. K A. Khan. Evaluation of knowledge regarding gestational diabetes mellitus: a Bangladesh study 2018; 161:67-74.  Download PDF
  17. Musarrat Riaz, Fareeha Shaikh, Asher Fawwad, Rubina Hakeem, Samad Shera, Graham A. Hitman, Bishwajit Bhowmik,  Akhtar Hussain, et al. Maternal Nutrition during Early Pregnancy and Cardiometabolic Status of Neonates at Birth. Journal of Diabetes Research, Volume 2018, Article ID 7382946. PDF
  18. B. Bhowmik, T. Siddiquee, A. Mujumder, M.M.R. Rajib, C.K. Das, M.I. Khan, A.K.A. Khan, A. Hussain. Identifying Insulin Resistance by Fasting Blood Samples in Bangladeshi population with Normal Blood Glucose. Journal of Diabetology, October 2016; 3:4.  Download PDF
  19. Bishwajit Bhowmik and A K Azad Khan. DIABETES CARE IN A LOWER MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRY. Diabetes Voice 2016; 62:3.   Download PDF
  20. Hajera Mahtab, Bishwajit Bhowmik. Diabetes in Pregnancy. J Pak Med Assoc (Suppl. 1) 2016; 66: 11.  Download PDF
  21. Bishwajit Bhowmik. First Trimester complications in pregnancy with diabetes. J Pak Med Assoc (Suppl. 1) 2016; 66: 11. Download PDF
  22. Hajera Mahtab, Bishwajit Bhowmik. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus – Global and Bangladesh Perspectives. Austin J Endocrinol Diabetes 2016; 3: 2. Download PDF
  23. B. Bhowmik, F. Afsana, T. Ahmed, S. Akhter, H.A. Choudhury, T. Ahmed, H. Mahtab, A.K.A Khan. Rising prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes among Bangladeshi factory workers. Journal of Diabetology, February 2016; 1:3.  Download PDF
  24. Bhowmik B, Afsana F, Ahmed T, Akhter S, Choudhury HA, Rahman A, Ahmed T, Mahtab H, Azad Khan AK. Obesity and associated type 2 diabetes and hypertension in factory workers of Bangladesh. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Sep 19;8 (1):460. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1377-4. Download PDF
  25. Tasnima Siddiquee, Bishwajit Bhowmik, Nayla Cristina Da Vale Moreira, Anindita Mujumder, Hajera Mahtab, A.K. Azad Khan, Akhtar Hussain. Prevalence of obesity in a rural Asian Indian (Bangladeshi) population and its determinants. BMC Public Health. 2015;15:860. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2193-4.  Download PDFDownload PDF
  26. Siddiquee T, Bhowmik B, Karmaker RK, Chowdhury A, Mahtab H, Azad Khan AK, Hussain A. Association of general and central obesity with diabetes and prediabetes in rural Bangladeshi population. Diabetes Metab Syndr. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2015;9(4):247-51. Download PDF
  27. Natasha K, Hussain A, Azad Khan AK, Bhowmik B. Prevalence of Depression and Glucose Abnormality in an Urbanizing Rural Population of Bangladesh. Diabetes Metab J. 2015; 39(3):218-29. doi: 10.4093/dmj.2015.39.3.218. Download PDF
  28. Bishwajit Bhowmik, Afroza Akhter, Liaquat Ali, Tofail Ahmed, Faruque Pathan, Hajera Mahtab, Abul Kalam Azad Khan, Akhtar Hussain. Simple risk score to detect rural Asian Indian (Bangladeshi) adults at high risk for type 2 diabetes. J Diabetes Invest 2015. doi: 10.1111/jdi.12344. 
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  29. A.K. Azad Khan, H. Mahtab, T. Ahmed, S.M. Ashrafuzzaman, B. Bhowmik, T. Ahmed, F. Afsana, M. M. Ilondo, D.E. Stevens. Increasing Diabetes Healthcare Capacity in Bangladesh through a Distance Learning Project. Journal of Diabetology 2015; 1:1. Download PDF
  30. Bishwajit Bhowmik, Faria Afsana,  Tasnima Siddiquee,  Sanjida B Munir,  Fareeha Sheikh,  Erica Wright, Farjana Rahman Bhuiyan, SM Ashrafuzzaman, Hajera Mahtab,
     AK Azad Khan, Akhtar Hussain. Comparison of the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its association with diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the rural population of Bangladesh using modified NCEP ATP III and IDF definitions. J Diabetes Investig. 2015; 6(3): 280–288. doi: 10.1111/jdi.12268Download PDF
  31. Natasha Khurshid, Bishwajit Bhowmik, Akhtar Hussain, A.K. Azad Khan. Temporal changes in the prevalence of depression in subjects with and without diabetes in a rural area of Bangladesh. Journal of Diabetology 2014; 1:2.Download PDF
  32. Bishwajit Bhowmik, Sanjida B. Munir, Kazi R. Ahmed, Tasnima Siddiquee, Lien M. Diep, Erica Wright, Zahid Hassan, Purobi R. Debnath, Hajera Mahtab, A K Azad Khan, Akhtar Hussain. Anthropometric indices of obesity and type 2 diabetes in Bangladeshi population: Chandra Rural Diabetes Study (CRDS). j. orcp 2014; 8: e220-e229.  Download PDF
  33. Bishwajit Bhowmik, Sanjida B Munir, Lien M Diep, Tasnima Siddiquee, Samira H Habib, Mohammad A Samad, Abul Kalam Azad Khan, Akhtar Hussain. Anthropometric indicators of obesity for identifying cardiometabolic risk factors in a rural Bangladeshi population. J Diabetes Invest 2013; 4 :361-368. Download PDF
  34. Akhtar Hussain, A K Azad Khan and Bishwajit Bhowmik. Anthropometric indicators of obesity for identifying cardiometabolic risks in a rural Bangladeshi population – Chandra Diabetes Study. Diabetes Voice 2013; 58: 46-48. 
  35. B. Bhowmik, L. M. Diep, S. B. Munir, M. Rahman, E. Wright, S. Mahmood, F. Afsana, T. Ahmed, A. K. A. Khan and A. Hussain. HbA1c as a diagnostic tool for diabetes and pre-diabetes: the Bangladesh experience. Diabet. Med. 2013; 30: e70–e77. Download PDF
  36. Bishwajit Bhowmik, Faria Afsana, Lien My Diep, Sanjida Binte Munir, Erica Wright, Sharif Mahmood, A. K. Azad Khan, Akhtar Hussain. Increasing Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in a Rural Bangladeshi Population: A Population Based Study for 10 Years. Diabetes Metab J 2013; 37: 46-53. Download PDF
  37. Bhowmik B, Binte Munir S, Ara Hossain I, Siddiquee T, Diep LM, Mahmood S,Mahtab H, Azad Khan AK, Hussain A. Prevalence of type 2 diabetes and impaired glucose regulation with associated cardiometabolic risk factors and depression in an urbanizing rural community in Bangladesh: a population-based cross-sectional study. Diabetes Metab J. 2012 ; 36:422-32. Download PDF
  38. S Asgar, A Magnusson, A Hussain, LM Diep, B Bhowmik, P M Thorsby. Does treatment of depression influence insulin resistance in NGT subjects: an intervention study of depression and insulin resistance investigated with clamp technique. Int J of Clinical Medicine 2012; 3:574-580. Download PDF
  39.  Ahmed KR, Md N Karim, B Bhowmik, SH Habib, Md S Bukht, L Ali, A Hussain: Incidence of Diabetic Retinopathy in Bangladesh: A 15 year follow-up study.  Journal of Diabetes 2012; 4: 1-6.  Download PDF
  40. Ahmed KR, Md N Karim, Md S Bukht, B Bhowmik, A Acharyya, L Ali, A Hussain: Risk Factors of Diabetic Retinopathy in Bangladeshi type 2 diabetic patients; Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews 2011; 5:196-200.  Download PDF
  41. Asghar S. Azad Khan AK, Ali SM, Sayeed MA, Bhowmik B, Diep ML, et al. Incidence of diabetes in Asian-Indian subjects: a five-year follow-up study from Bangladesh. Prim Care Diabetes 2011; 5: 117-24.  Download PDF
  42. Afroza Akhter, Kaniz Fatema, Afsana Afroz, Bishwajit Bhowmik, Liaquat Ali and Akhtar Hussain. Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and its Associated Risk Indicators in a Rural Bangladeshi Population. The Open Diabetes Journal 2011; 4: 6-13. Download PDF

Book Chapter

  1. Bishwajit Bhowmik, Victoria Telle Hjellset and Akhtar Hussain. Global migration and prevention of diabetes. Prevention of Diabetes, First Edition. Published 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  2. Akhtar Hussain, Bishwajit Bhowmik, Fareeha Shaikh, Nayla Cristina do Vale Moreira, AKA Khan. Epidemiological Trends, Risk Factors and Prevention of Diabetes: Special Focus on South Asians and Migrants. Global Health Perspectives in Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention 2014; pp. 181-216. doi: 10.1142/9789814603324_0009.