A novel treatment for diabetes is probably on its way based on the discovery from the researchers at Yale University. When the naturally occurring hormone islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) adopts the wrong shape, it pokes holes in the membranes of pancreatic islet β-cells large enough to kill the insulin-secreting cells. Researchers have thus developed a drug lead, ADM-116, that binds to IAPP and rescue the insulin-secreting β-cells.

Another interesting study has revealed an association between low vitamin D levels and presence of diabetic retinopathy among Asian Indians. Please continue reading our current issue of Gems to know more about other hot topics such as the effects of high-temperature cooking on blood pressure, achieving weight loss with high-energy breakfast etc.

Our other regular updates – Drug and device updates, Recipe of the month and JDC updates continue.

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Yale Researcher Finds Innovative Diabetes Treatment
Yale University researcher Andrew Miranker and his team have proposed a potential treatment for diabetes, which focuses on a hormone found in all humans. The research was published in the April issue of Nature Communications.........READ MORE

Low Vitamin D levels & Severity of Diabetic Retinopathy in Asian Indians with T2DM
Low level of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) seems to be associated with increased severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).........READ MORE

Many Patients Show Signs of Chronic Kidney Disease Even Before Diabetes Diagnosis
Many patients who will later be diagnosed with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) even before their diabetes diagnosis, according to a new study, published in the journal PLoS One.........READ MORE

Grilling and Such High-Temperature Cooking Increases the Risk of High Blood Pressure
Grilled or well-done beef, chicken or fish can increase the risk of developing high blood pressure in those who regularly eat such foods, according to a research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Vitamin D more popularly known as the “sunshine” vitamin is produced in your body when your skin is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sunlight.........READ MORE

High-Energy Breakfast Promotes Weight Loss
In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, new research from Israel reports.........READ MORE

Drug & Device Updates
FDA has approved an update to the prescribing information for Tresiba® (insulin degludec) to include cardiovascular outcomes and severe hypoglycemia study data.........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Heat the butter in a non-stick pan, add the onions and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the spinach and soda bi-carb and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
Free Diabscreen Kerala diabetes awareness, detection and treatment camp was organized by P.Kesavadev Trust and JDC Kochi at NSS Karayogam Kizhakkumbhagam, Aroor.........READ MORE

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 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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