“Old age of a Keralite; Are the preparations adequate?” was the topic of a seminar that was organised by P.Kesavadev Trust. It laid a platform to experts from diverse fields to discuss on preparations for old age among Malayalees in Kerala and abroad. Glimpses from the seminar is featured in Gems video of the month.

The opening article ‘Metformin Improves Bacteria in Gut’ brings out new evidences regarding metformin-induced changes in the gut microbiota that can mediate some of metformin's antidiabetic effects.

The other articles include benefits of Artificial Pancreas Systems in improving glycaemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes, a novel science fiction type contact lens for diabetes and glaucoma diagnosis, etc. Drug updates include a recent study conducted at JDC revealing the benefits of Liraglutide in treating new onset type 2 diabetes. The study was presented by Dr Jothydev Kesavadev at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

Our regular updates - Gems picture of the month and Recipe of the month continue.

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Old age of a Keralite;Are the preparations adequate? Seminar by Kesavadev Trust

Metformin Improves Bacteria in Gut
Recent evidence demonstrate metformin-induced changes in the gut microbiota; however, the relationship between metformin treatment and the gut microbiota still remains unclear.........READ MORE

Artificial Pancreas Systems Improves Glycaemic Control in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials comparing Artificial Pancreas systems ........READ MORE

Science Fiction Type Contact Lens for Diabetes and Glaucoma Diagnosis
A research team in UNIST, South Korea has proposed a state of the art science fiction material - an in situ human health monitoring simply by wearing a contact lens with built-in wireless smart sensors. ........READ MORE

Diabetes Could Cause Brain Abnormalities: More Impact to Obese Patients
Researchers studied 50 overweight and 50 normal weight people in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes. All had been given a diagnosis within the previous five years. They compared both groups with 50 healthy control subjects. ........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Diabetes management in the elderly requires special care and attention. Historically, American Geriatric Society(AGS) in 2003 had been the first to publish official guidelines for the management of diabetes in the elderly. ........READ MORE

Vitamin A and A High-fat Diet Increase Risk For Obesity, Diabetes
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient, but new research presented recently at the American Physiological Society (APS) ........READ MORE

Drug Updates
Treatment Outcomes with Liraglutide in New Onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients – A Retrospective Analysis - Objective: Incretin mimetic Liraglutide is a long-acting ........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Oats Idli - 1. On a tawa, dry roast the oats until it turns slightly brown and then powder the oats in a mixer. 2. In a pan, add oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal and allow the mustard to splutter and the dals to turn golden.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
JPEF Geriatrics CME: 27 May 2017........READ MORE

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Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing Editor Sunitha Jothydev
 Scientific Editor  Gopika Krishnan (Research Head, JDC Centres)
 Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
 Editor Neethu Annie Simon (Unit head, JDC2, Kochi)

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