Issue 38 December 2011

Dear Friends,

In this issue of JDC Diabetes Gems we are covering a couple of important presentations at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), ‘World Diabetes Congress’ held at Dubai
(4-8 Dec 2011). The 3 presentations from JDC at the ‘World Diabetes Congress’ were:

  1. Telemedicine in diabetes care (DTMS®)
  2. A home delivered diabetes care
  3. Liraglutide(Victoza) – beyond glycemic control
We also have in store further proof to effectiveness of statins in the long term, a meta- analysis discussion on the controversial ‘ cancer risk associated with Lantus’ and how consumption of fish can lower your glucose concentrations.

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

Tele-medicine via DTMS® is cost-effective and satisfactory: still why it fails in minority with T2DM?

This study from Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Center was an oral presentation by Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev at the IDF World Diabetes Congress, Dubai. The study looks into the reasons.........


Acceptability of a home delivered assessment of lab & vital signs in Diabetes mellitus & its role in treatment motivation

This study from Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Center In the usual care scenario, for the treatment of Diabetes mellitus(DM) & associated illnesses, periodic lab evaluations are carried.........


No rise in cancer risk with Lantus

Fresh data which reinforces the safety profile of Lantus, was unveiled by a new meta-analysis data at the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai, which adds to "the wealth of evidence ........


Proof of effectiveness of Statin in prolonged study

New study results shows that lowering LDL cholesterol with statins reduces vascular morbidity and mortality rapidly. This large randomised trial conducted on 20,536 patients at high risk ........


Eat more fish to avoid diabetes

Study from University of Valencia found that consumption of fish is linked to lower glucose concentrations and a smaller risk of developing diabetes. Mercedes Sotos Prieto, lead author and team .........


Diabetes Medicine Updates

A Prefilled Insulin Pen with a Novel Injection Mechanism and a Lower Injection Force than Other Prefilled Insulin Pens.

Efficacy and safety of ipragliflozin as add-on therapy to metformin in Type 2 Diabetes Patients Inadequately Controlled on Metformin .........


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The Newsletter team:
 Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
 Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
 Editor Neethu Annie Simon (Unit head, JDC2, Kochi)
 Scientific Editor Gopikakrishnan G R .(Research Pharmacist, JDC1, Trivandrum)
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