Issue 22, August 2010
Dear Friends,

    All said and done, treatment of Diabetes is a failure in 80% of subjects globally. In this issue's video presentation, Dr.Jothydev unravels the reasons and solutions.

    Blood pressure monitoring and control are extremely important steps in diabetes treatment. But in contradiction to present belief, a new study shows that tight blood pressure control may be harmful for diabetes treatment. The details are available in the first article.

    Is the cause of dementia different in diabetic people and others? Absolutely; from the second article you can gather more information. The next article is about studies revealing that people who have arthritis are at an increased risk of diabetes, but wait! Steroid does not play any part in this elevated risk.

    It is a common knowledge that exercise is good for health. The precautions which should be taken by diabetes patients before commencing exercise are also available in this issue of gems. In the previous issues of gems we saw so many advantages of coffee. But a probable link between caffeine and blood sugar is included in the diet part.

    The diabetic drugs and devices update series continues in this issue of GEMS, with information on new drugs like Lorcaserin used in weight loss and a sophisticated gadget which is an implantable wireless glucose sensor which once approved will help to avoid painful and error prone finger pricking method.

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

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Tight control of BP may not be required for Diabetes patients
According to a study by Rhonda M. Cooper-DeHoff, Pharm.D., M.S., of the University of Florida, Gainesville, and colleagues, tight Blood Pressure Control.........
Dementia in Diabetic patients Vascular in origin, unlike non diabetics
Brain plaque deposits are the common cause of Dementia, but a new study shows that for Diabetes patients, the reason is vascular anomalies.........
People who have arthritis are at increased risk of diabetes.
 Risk for diabetes was increased by approximately 50 percent in patients with rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis compared to people who don't have these conditions,.........
Exercise and diabetes.
Moderately intense physical activities like brisk walking, lap swimming or bicycling every day, for 30 minutes to an hour, are highly beneficial for diabetes patients..........
Link between caffeine and blood sugar rise
Coffee has so many advantages. Some recent studies (already given in previous issues of GEMS) have proved that coffee increases HDL cholesterol..........
Diabetes Drugs and Device Updates
Sitagliptin beneficial for T1 Diabetes.
New Diabetes Manager System gets green light from FDA.
New Drug for weight loss.
Implanted Wireless Glucose Sensor Lasts longer without tissue encapsulation. ...........
JDC Updates
 Diabscreen Kerala and Kesavadev Trust organised a free Diabetes screening, education and treatment camp at Employment Provident Fund office, Pattom, Trivandrum on July 26, 2010. More than 150 Subjects were screened. Jothydev Kesavadev and Neethu Annie Simon .........

The Newsletter team:
 Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
 Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
 Editor Neethu Annie Simon
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