Pediatric Diabetes is a journal, published eight times a year, devoted to disseminate new knowledge relating to the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, management, complications and prevention of diabetes in childhood and adolescence. Papers are considered on the rigor of scientific approach, novelty, and importance for understanding mechanisms involved in the epidemiology and etiology of this disease, especially its molecular, biochemical and physiological aspects. Work relating to the clinical presentation, course, management and outcome of diabetes including its physical and emotional sequelae is considered. In vitro studies using animal or human tissues, whole animal and clinical studies in humans are also considered. The journal reviews full-length papers, preliminary communications with important new information, clinical reports and reviews of major topics. Invited editorials and perspectives are a regular feature. The editors, based in the USA and Europe, maintain regular communications to assure rapid turn around time of submitted manuscripts. The aim of the journal is to become the vehicle for international dissemination of research and practice relating to diabetes in children and adolescents.