In this month’s Gems issue we bring to you some of the recent updates in the field of diabetes such as risk of developing cancer among individuals with diabetes, importance of Coronary Artery Calcium scores in predicting the risk of CVD, 1-h blood glucose level as a better predictor of future type 2 diabetes, Impact of having a regular breakfast in lowering diabetes and CVD risk etc.

In Gems picture of the month we share the proud moment of JDC,Trivandrum being recognized by International Diabetes Federation(IDF) as the IDF Centre of Excellence for Diabetes Care & Education. Drug updates, Recipe of the month and JDC updates continue in this issue.

Wishing all our readers a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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JDC Diabetes Gems Team
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Trivandrum and Kochi, Kerala, INDIA
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Cancer Probability Shooting Through the Roof due to Diabetes and Obesity
New research published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology in November 2017, have quantified the number of diabetes- and obesity-related cancers and projects a steep rise in diagnosed cases.........READ MORE

Calcium Score Predicts Future Heart Attack and Stroke Risk in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
A newly published Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) concludes that Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores better at predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) event in patients with type 2 than traditional scores.........READ MORE

1-Hour Post-Prandial Glucose Predicts the Risk For Type 2 Diabetes
A recent study suggests that diabetes complications and mortality may be better predicted with elevated 1-hour blood glucose levels than the 2-hour blood glucose levels.........READ MORE

Anti-oxidant rich food proven to lower T2D risk
A food rich in antioxidants like fruit, vegetables, tea, and moderate alcohol consumption lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. This was pointed out by a study from an Inserm research group, published in Diabetologia.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
International Diabetes Federation(IDF) has recognised Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre, Trivandrum as the IDF Centre of Excellence for diabetes care and education.........READ MORE

Regular Breakfast Lowers Diabetes and CVD Risks
Regularly eating breakfast affects our body fat cells by decreasing the activity of genes involved in fat metabolism and increasing how much sugar they take up, according to new research from the Journal of Physiology.........READ MORE

Drug Updates
On December 5, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Novo Nordisk's OZEMPIC® (semaglutide) once-weekly injection indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with T2D. ........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
1.Heat oil in a broad non-stick pan, add onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes or till they turn translucent.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
1.IDF World Congress 4-8 December 2017 Abu Dhabi
2.Diabscreen Kerala,Camp, Neyyatinkara........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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