Dear Friends,

Our annual global diabetes convention is scheduled on August 20,21 2016. If you have not registered for the convention yet, we give you an opportunity to log in to experience the free live webcast of the entire event available at

We also bring to you in this issue, previous scientific videos of our annual diabetes convention in 2015. This is an attempt from our side for the free dissemination of evidence based science in diabetes.

In this issue, in addition to the scientific videos, we have included some very interesting articles on the link between cancer and time of diagnosis of diabetes, risks of having higher BMI, benefits of flu vaccine etc. to stimulate your brains.

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JPEF Annual Diabetes Global Convention 2016, August 20,21 at Hotel Vivanta by Taj, Trivandrum.

Flu vaccination a must to reduce risk of death for type 2 diabetes patients
The flu vaccine may reduce the likelihood of being hospitalized with stroke and heart failure in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research conducted by scientists from the Imperial College London........READ MORE

Elevated cancer risk before and after diabetes diagnosis
People who have diabetes may have a higher chance of developing cancer either before or immediately after receiving a diagnosis of diabetes, according to a study published online in the American Cancer........READ MORE

Lactation alters maternal metabolism and protects from diabetes
A study on metabolism of women with gestational diabetes after giving birth was carried out by an interdisciplinary team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum M√ľnchen. Along with partners at the Technical University of Munich........READ MORE

Higher BMI may not raise heart attack risk but raises diabetes risk
A higher BMI was not linked to greater risk of heart attack or death in a new study of more than 4,000 twins. The researchers came to their findings after analyzing 4,046 monozygotic........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Is there still a stigma associated with type 1 diabetes? Recently in Kerala, a subject with type 1 diabetes on insulin pump therapy was denied admission to a Nursing College........READ MORE

Eat more healthy fat to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
Eating more unsaturated fats instead of carbohydrates decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, says research based on new meta-analysis, published in PLOS Medicine.........READ MORE

Drug updates
Combination of ertugliflozin, sitagliptin proven superior: The co-administration of ertugliflozin and sitagliptin was significantly more effective than either therapy alone in reducing HbA1c........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Fresh corn and tomato salad: Whisk together the vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a steady stream, to make a smooth dressing.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
Health Education in School: 6 July 2016, JPEF Annual Diabetes Global Convention 2016, August 20,21 at Hotel Vivanta by Taj, Trivandrum. ........READ MORE

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 The Newsletter team:

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 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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