Issue 30, April 2011

Dear Friends,

Summer season for diabetes patients is a challenge with drugs and insulins easily getting damaged due to scorching sun. Read further below.

     Insulin pumps are sophisticated electronic gadgets, which mimic the human insulin secretion mechanism for otherwise incapable diabetes patients, thus ensuring a better quality of life. The main article is a review by Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev published in JAPI (official journal of the Association of Physicians of India) this month.

     This issue's Malayalam video presentation by Dr Jothydev Kesavadev is on 'Mind and Diabetes' which explains the relevance of stress, anxiety, anger etc on diabetes.

     Other articles in this issue are the position statement by IDF on bariatric surgery, precautions to be taken in summer by diabetes patients, testosterone gel as an effective agent in diabetes, fatty food and coffee as very dangerous combination causing blood sugar spurts etc.

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Insulin Pumps in Type 2 Diabetes: Review article by Jothydev Kesavadev published in JAPI
There are various delivery devices available for insulin like syringes, pens, and insulin pumps. Insulin pumps mimic the physiological insulin secretion. .........
IDF releases position statement on Bariatric Surgery
 The International Diabetes Federation has released its Position Statement on Bariatric Surgery. The paper suggests bariatric surgery to be considered earlier........
Diabetic patients should face the scorching summer carefully
Hot weather and diabetes can make for a potentially dangerous combination, according to a Mayo Clinic presentation ........
Substance in Tangerines Fights Obesity and Protects Against Heart Disease
Scientists from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a flavonoid in tangerines (a variety of orange ) called Nobiletin, which not only helps to prevent obesity, but also offers.........
Fatty Meal and Coffee Combination Doubles Blood Sugar Spike
 Caffeinated coffee during a fatty meal can double the spike of your blood sugar level. The results tell us that a high fat meal suppresses hormones that signal the pancreas..........
Medicine updates
1) Sitagliptin may be effective in Diabetes prevention ? 2) Sanofi-aventis: Lixisenatide Significantly Reduces HbA1c Without Increasing Hypoglycemia ..........
8. JDC Updates
Diabscreen Kerala Free Camp at Thamalam.........

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The Newsletter team:
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Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
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