The 82nd issue of Gems, the monthly diabetes update from JDC, is released in the month of Onam 2015. We thank the scientific community for making Jothydev's Professional Education Forum Annual Convention 2015 a grand success (pictures included in this issue).

Apart from the regular updates, you may go through new evidence on intake of sugar and diabetes risk, accuracy of new CGM devices, increase in trans fat and heart attack etc. Gems picture of the month is Bionic Pancreas. The monthly video provides 8 useful tips for type 1 diabetes(English).

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

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Jothydev's Professional Education Forum(JPEF) Annual Convention 2015

JPEF Annual Convention 2015
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Asthma medicine to treat type 1 diabetes!
A new study published in Diabetes Care found that currently approved medicine for asthma, the beta-2 adrenergic receptor (AR) agonist formoterol prevent insulin-induced hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes.........READ MORE

How accurate is FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring system?
In a study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, which evaluated the performance and usability of the FreeStyle Libre Flash glucose monitoring system, interstitial glucose measurements with the FreeStyle........READ MORE

Sugar intake may increase type 1 diabetes risk
The Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young (DAISY) which followed children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes for the development of IA (autoantibodies to insulin, GAD or protein tyrosine phosphatase-like protein [IA2] twice ........READ MORE

Insulin resistance increases risk of Alzheimer's
A study published in JAMA on July 27th says that insulin resistance is associated with a lower regional cerebral glucose metabolism and it causes worsened memory performance. Researchers evaluated 150 cognitively normal male and female adults with an average age of nearly 61 years old. Data collected from the patients included ........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
"Bionic pancreas" is the name given specifically to the dual-chambered Artificial Pancreas that comprises two separate pumps for delivering both insulin and glucagon, a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), and a control algorithm ........READ MORE

Trans fat increases heart disease and diabetes not saturated fat
A systematic review of currently available observational studies have concluded that, while trans fats are associated with a greater risk of death and coronary heart disease, saturated fats are not. The results are published in the August 2015 edition of The BMJ.........READ MORE

Device & Drug update
First Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedure for Mild-to-Moderate Obesity | Lixilan found effective in clinical trial | Semaglutide completes phase 3 trial ........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Breaded Beans | Cut the beans into one finger size. Transfer beans, onion and chopped garlic and salt into a frying pan. Add oil and sauté for 2 minutes. Close with a lid and cook for 5 to 6 minutes on low heat. Turn off heat and toss green beans with the bread crumbs until coated.........READ MORE

JDC Updates | JPEF Annual Convention 2015
Jothydev’s Professional Education Forum (JPEF) Annual Convention 2015 was held at Hotel Vivanta by Taj on 8th & 9th August. More than 50 international, national and local faculty delivered scientific lectures.
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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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