From this month onwards, our newsletter is taking a new shape bringing to you the latest and the best in research. Diabetes is an ever changing science and so also is evidence and knowledge.

The 2 day Annual Diabetes National Convention organised by us at Hotel Hilton Garden Inn, Trivandrum has been a historical event in which international experts in diabetes and endocrinology in India and UK lectured, discussed and debated on major challenges in diabetes treatment.

The key articles in this issue include the link between early puberty and the risk of diabetes, death due to liver disease in diabetes, relation between salty diet and heart risk etc.

Gems Picture of the month is Glucagon Rescue. Gems Receipe of the month, drug updates, JDC updates continue. Gems Video of the month is on 'Bariatric Surgery in diabetes: good or bad'?

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Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre
Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA

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The death of a boy with diabetes: lessons learnt
Last week, we encountered the tragic news of the death of a youth with type 1 diabetes supposedly healthy, very active and enthusiastic. It came as a shock and surprise........READ MORE

Early puberty linked to Diabetes
Research findings, published in Nature give clues to why early puberty may be linked to an increased risk of health conditions. "Menarche is associated with the development of health conditions later in life in women such as diabetes........READ MORE

JDC GEMS Picture of the Month - Glucagon Kit
Glucagon rescue is the emergency injection of glucagon in case of severe diabetic hypoglycemia. It is needed during seizures and/or unconsciousness by an insulin user who is unable at that point to help themselves........READ MORE

Glucagon Label Contributes to Confusion
A nurse gave orange juice to a patient with a blood glucose level of less than 50 mg/dL, but it did not raise the glucose level much, so he administered a dose of IV GLUCAGON EMERGENCY (glucagon) per policy........READ MORE

Diabetes patients at 3 times higher risk of death due to liver disease
It is well established that diabetes predisposes to heart attack, kidney failure, sexual dysfunction etc. What about the risk in those with chronic liver disease?........READ MORE

Salty Diet tied to heart risk in type 2 diabetes
A new study conducted in Japan by Hirohito Sone, MD, PhD, of Niigata University found that the highest quartile of sodium intake was associated with 2.07-fold higher risk of cardiovascular disease than seen in the lowest........READ MORE

Combined training most effective in type 2 diabetes
A systematic review of randomised controlled trials comparing the effects of aerobic exercise training (AET), resistance training (RT) and combined training (CT) on glycaemic control and blood lipids in patients........READ MORE

Recipe of the month - Black Bean Soup
Black Bean Soup. Saute choppedonion, cumin, and 4 minced garlic cloves in 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add chicken broth, chopped tomatoes, cooked black beans, and one diced green chili peppers........READ MORE

Drug update
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug, Jardiance, to help fight type 2 diabetes. Jardiance (empagliflozin) falls into the class of diabetes medicines known as "sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors........READ MORE

August 9, 2014: DiabscreenKerala free camp, Kunnathur
Diabscreen Kerala Free diabetes awareness, education and detection camp was organised by P.Kesavadev Trust and NSS Karayogam at Kunnathoor on 9th August 2014. The camp was organised to commemorate the death anniversary of Shri. K.P.P. Unnithan at the NSS Hall, Kunnathoor........READ MORE

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 The Newsletter team:
 Chief Editor
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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