Welcome to Gems on the auspicious month of Valentine's! Loving and caring diabetes is the secret of being healthy and wealthy at old age.

In this issue, we are focussing on factors centered around diabetes such as high blood pressure, high body weight, alcohol intake, female sex etc. which can influence the long term outcomes.

Gems video and newly published Position statement for diabetes treatment guides us on selecting suitable drugs promising the best in care.

Make your dear ones happy by acquiring more knowledge on diabetes and staying fit.

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

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How to select drugs for diabetes?

ADA EASD 2015 Position Statement Revisions
It was in 2012, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) first published a position statement on the management of hyperglycaemia........READ MORE

Normalising Blood Pressure Life saving in Diabetes
Blood pressure-lowering treatment among patients with type 2 diabetes is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and heart disease events and improved mortality........READ MORE

Super Obese may not live longer after Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery improves life expectancy for many obese patients with diabetes, but it may cut life expectancy for patients who are super obese with very high body mass indexes........READ MORE

Is type 1 diabetes more dangerous in females?
In the current scenario, properly treated subjects with type 1 diabetes should have a normal life expectancy. Given the intricacies of the disease and unavailability of modern devices and gadgets to the majority........READ MORE

Heavy drinking in middle-age highly detrimental
New study findings published in Stroke - a journal of the American Heart Association (AHA) reveals that drinking more than two alcoholic beverages daily in middle-age may raise your stroke risk........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
This was the time tested test for the determination of urine sugar since decades. Though urine sugar estimation has become obsolete, it is still practiced in the resource poor locations.........READ MORE

Device and Drug Updates
1. Dapagliflozin combination found effective in type 2 diabetes.
2. Bladder Cancer Risk with Pioglitazone Disproved?
3. Self Administering Smart Insulin is the future in type 1 diabetes.
4. Inhaled Insulin launched in US.........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Green Sandwich........READ MORE

JDC Updates
1. Blue Breakfast Seminars 2. Diabscreen Kerala Free Diabetes Camp: Sun Elegance, Mudavanmugal, Poojapura
........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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