Warm welcome to the JPEF Annual Diabetes Global Convention 2017. We are with a priceless gift this month for the scientific community and Health care professionals. Scientific videos of lectures on various contemporary topics by top faculty: from Jothydev's Professional Education Forum 2016 annual global convention is online. The opening article in our current Gems issue is regarding the importance of continuing statins after adverse reactions.

Other articles included in this issue consists of – a study that point towards the link between obstructive sleep apnea and sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy, insights into the findings by Cleveland Clinic researchers that sheds light on a possible way to manipulate the microbiome with therapeutics to combat our obesity and diabetes epidemic, a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal suggesting that artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, etc.

Our regular updates - Gems picture of the month, Recipe of the month, JDC updates and Drug updates continue.

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2016 JPEF videos


Continuing Statins After Adverse Event Associated with Reduced Risk for Death
Many patients discontinue statin treatment, often after having a possible adverse reaction.........READ MORE

Patients with both Type 2 Diabetes and Sleep apnea Could lose Eyesight Within four Years
Research carried out in University of Birmingham, and published in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes........READ MORE

Altering gut Bacteria Pathways may Prevent Obesity
In a break through research, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered a biological link between gut bacteria metabolism and obesity.........READ MORE

Artificial Sugars Could Cause Weight gain, Heart Disease and Other Health Issues
A new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) reports that Artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Lovastatin a naturally occuring product was discovered in 1970s and was considered for clinical trials to lower LDL cholesterol.........READ MORE

Nine Factors that Boost the Risk of Dementia
A study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London concludes that One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life.........READ MORE

Drug Updates
In the recent issue of The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, a post-hoc analysis of PARADIGM-HF has shown that sacubitril/valsartan(EntrestoR, Novartis) displayed significant reductions in HbA1c in diabetes subjects when compared to people with diabetes in the enalapril control group.........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Middle Eastern Rice Salad- 1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, about 5 minutes or until onion begins to brown. Remove from heat, and stir in chickpeas, cumin, and salt. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
Patient Education Program, JDC Kochi: 8 July 2017........READ MORE

Kesavadev JPEF Award for Research in Diabetes 2017
The JPEF P.Kesavadev Award for Young Researcher in Diabetes will be presented to Dr.Riddhi Das Gupta Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrinology........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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