Diabetes in the elderly need to be treated with an aim to prevent disabling complications which can affect the fag end of life. Geriatrics specific diabetes treatment guidelines need to be followed customized to cultural, social and economic requirements. In this context, Jothydev's Professional Education CME on diabetes in elderly was well appreciated.

Gems video and Picture of the month are both on the new technology of retrospective flash glucose monitoring first introduced in the world in India. Sarcopenia(muscle loss) which is part of ageing can also result in sleep deprivation during night hours. Our regular updates and monthly series continues in this issue.

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

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Flash Glucose monitoring, Freestyle Libre Pro: Demo and All you should know

JPEF Geriatrics CME: 29th March 2015

Low Serum magnesium level may indicate T2DM
Low levels of magnesium have been associated with diabetes mellitus. Magnesium plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism and insulin action: it is a cofactor used in transporting glucose across cellular membrane........READ MORE

Strive to be an early bird, and not night owl to prevent diabetes, muscle loss
Even with the same amount of sleep as early risers, night owls are more prone to diabetes, muscle loss(sarcopenia) even if they get the same amount of sleep. That is the conclusion of a new study........READ MORE

Risk for adverse neonatal outcomes linked to glyburide(glibenclamide)
Gestational diabetes has been increasingly treated with glyburide(glibenclamide); however, the medication is associated with a higher risk for newborns to be admitted to the neonatal ICU, have respiratory distress........READ MORE

USDA Dietary Guidelines Published
An expert panel has released its new US recommendations for healthy eating and supports a pattern that promotes health and prevents disease. The recommendations include advice such as focusing on the consumption of fruit........READ MORE

JDC GEMS Picture of the Month - Ambulatory Glucose Profile(AGP)
A major breakthrough in reporting glucose profile, Ambulatory Glucose Profile(AGP) is a visual report that collapses all glucose readings from several days or weeks as if they occurred in a single 24-hour period making it easier to visualize glycemic patterns. The 14 Day AGP........READ MORE

Make it a habit to eat Peanuts for good heart health
Heart health is a major concern for people with diabetes. Some studies have suggested that as many as 80 per cent of people with diabetes will die from heart disease. High intake of nuts has been linked to a reduced risk........READ MORE

Drug Updates
1. First-ever Artificial Pancreas Software Algorithm GlucoSitter software receives CE approval
2. Saxagliptin May Slow Beta-cell Decline in Type 2........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Spicy Oats Balls........READ MORE

JDC Updates
1. JPEF ANNUAL CONVENTION 2015: August 8, 9 2015 Preliminary Communication

2. JPEF Geriatrics CME: 29th March 2015
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Dr. Georgi Abraham awarded the Roscoe R. Robinson Award
Dr. Georgi Abraham (Prof. of Medicine, Pondycherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry & Consultant – Nephrologist........READ MORE

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