Issue 42 April 2012

Dear Friends,

In Gems this issue, we are delighted to present before you the full text article of our latest original research article on ‘Liraglutide therapy beyond glycemic control : An observational study in Indian patients with type 2 diabetes in real world setting’, published in International Journal of General Medicine.

The monthly video by Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev is on why diabetes should never be kept a secret.

We have other interesting articles on fatty liver, sleep and diabetes risk etc.

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JDC Diabetes Gems Team
Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA

Diabetes and Eating in Public
Fatty liver, Cholesterol and Heart Disease

There is ample evidence that cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of mortality in patients with NAFLD.A study from our Centerat the 70th American Scientific Sessions.........


Atorvastatin in appropriate dosages may improve kidney function in heart failure

Impaired kidney function often accompanies heart failure (HF) and is associated with a worse prognosis. A post hoc analysis of the Treating to New Targets (TNT) trial examined whether........


Lack of Sleep and Diabetes risk

An inconsistent sleep schedule or a general lack of sleep may increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.Researchers at Brigham and Women’s........



Alternate day exercise also improves glycemic control

Exercising for 30 minutes daily or an hour every two days are equally effective, findings from a study in 30 men with type 2 diabetes by the researchers from the University of Maastricht........


Blueberries and Apples linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

It is a known fact that flavonoids, the natural compound in fruits and vegetables have so many health benefits such as a lower risk of heart disease or cancer. Researchers who tracked .........


Diabetes Medicine Updates

Albiglutide: one more GLP-1 Analogue in the armamentarium........


JDC Updates

This original research article from Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Center is on the benefits of Liraglutide beyond glycemic control published in International Journal of General Medicine..........


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The Newsletter team:
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Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
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 Editor Neethu Annie Simon (Unit head, JDC2, Kochi)
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