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Issue 64 February 2014


Valentine’s Day is just gone.Beware! Adding extra sugar aggravates heart attack. Healthy relationships are meant for mutually promoting healthy food and exercise. You may read about all these in our new issue of Gems.

Other articles feature use of technology in the prevention of diabetes, role of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in pre-diabetes etc.

The Gems Video feature the upcoming technological innovations in diabetes exhibited at Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD), Vienna, Austria.

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

Gems Picture of the Month
The Islets of Langerhans

The Islets of Langerhans commonly referred to as "islets" are irregularly shaped patches of endocrine tissue located within the pancreas. They are named after the German physician Paul Langerhans, who first .....READ MORE

Newer technologies in diabetes: ATTD, Vienna 2014

Free diabetes camp at Pallichal
New ADAG Study reports blood glucose values for set A1c targets
A1C-Derived Average Glucose (ADAG) study group recently published the average BG premeal, postmeal, and at bedtime to achieve a variety of HbA1c targets. These results, based on empirical data....READ MORE
Clinical Utility of CGM in pre-diabetes and its impact on modifying lifestyles
This original research was presented by Research team at Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre headed by Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev at the 7th International Conference of Advanced Technologies.... READ MORE
Sunlight may help reduce blood pressure
Blood pressure varies according to seasons and is usually higher in winter than in summer. According toBritish researchers, sunlight is responsible for this effect. Sunlight alters the nitric oxide (NO) in the skin.... READ MORE
Why marrying a diabetic puts you at risk of the disease
Marrying a diabetic could increase your chances of developing the condition, according to new research. A study found that the spouses of people with type 2 diabetes are 26 per cent more likely to develop.....READ MORE

JDC GEMS Picture of the Month
The Islets of Langerhans commonly referred to as "islets" are irregularly shaped patches of endocrine tissue located within the pancreas. They are named after the German physician Paul Langerhans.....READ MORE
Novel gene mutation associated with severe cardiometabolic dysfunction
New study published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism identified a novel gene mutation in patients before the onset of type 2 diabetes which is associated with severe cardiometabolic.... READ MORE
Eating too much added sugar increases the risk of dying with heart disease
A sugar rich diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease even if you are not overweight. Says a major study published in JAMA Internal Medicine Over the course of the 15-year study, participants who took in 25%..... READ MORE
Nation honours Prof Dr. Shashank R Joshi with Padma Shri
Dr Shashank Joshi, has been awarded the fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri this year for his efforts in research and clinical care in endocrinology, particularly diabetes. Prof Shashank R Joshi .... READ MORE
Drug update
GlaxoSmithKline had given the green light to its once-weekly diabetes drug albiglutide, which it is marketed as Eperzan. Albiglutide belongs to the same class of injectable GLP-1 drugs as Victoza, from Novo....READ MORE
JDC Updates
Diabscreen Kerala Free Camp: Pallichal on 26 Jan 2014....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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