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In 2015, we are fortunate to welcome a bunch of new drugs for the treatment of diabetes. This issue of Gems provide you with insights into existing and upcoming cost effective therapies in diabetes.

Gems video describes promising newer therapies.Other highlights include the best exercise for abdominal fat reduction, ADA 2015 Standards of Medical Care etc. etc.

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

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New Medications for Diabetes 2015!!
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World Diabetes Month 2014



Glibenclamide may do more harm than good!!
Glibenclamide is a popular, powerful and a relatively cheap drug used for treatment of diabetes since several decades. This study investigated the incremental and proportional effect of Glibenclamide........READ MORE

American Diabetes Association publishes Standards of Medical Care 2015
The BMI cut point for screening over- weight or obese Asian Americans for pre- diabetes and type 2 diabetes was changed to 23 kg/m2 (vs. 25 kg/m2) to reflect the evidence that this population........READ MORE

Artificial Pancreas with Dual Hormone demonstrates superior performance
The term Artificial Pancreas is a misnomer. It simply denotes the next generation insulin pumps which are designed to be fully automatic incorporating sophisticated algorithms and sensors. Researchers at the........READ MORE

Daily Yogurt decreased risk for Type 2 diabetes
We had given the details of beneficial effects of yogurt in previous issue of gems. In this issue we have some more study results corroborating this. Mu Chen, a doctoral candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues evaluated........READ MORE

Gems Picture
of the Month.
"Ryzodeg" - the New Insulin
Ryzodeg®, a co-formulation of insulin degludec (70%) and insulin aspart(30%), contains the new-generation once-daily basal insulin degludec in a soluble formulation with insulin aspart.........READ MORE

Weight training better to get rid of abdominal fat
Weight training for 20 minutes per day helped healthy men stave off age-related abdominal fat gain better than engaging in aerobic activities for the same amount of time, according to research published in Obesity.........READ MORE

Drug update
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Saxenda (liraglutide injection) as a treatment option for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity.........READ MORE

Recipe of the month. Yogurt Parfait
Yogurt Parfait........READ MORE

JDC Updates
1. Diabscreen Kerala Free Camp: Sreekaryam: 15 December 2014.
2. World Diabetes Month Activities: Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centres, Kerala........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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