A new study from Norwegian Institute of Public Health has come up with an interesting finding that in individuals with suspected stable angina pectoris, those with lesser vitamin D levels have an increased risk for all-cause and CV mortality whereas those with higher vitamin D levels have an increased risk for all-cause mortality. Another study reveals that a tight glucose control may be more beneficial for those at younger ages but not for those at older ages. Other articles that find place in this issue include: Diabetes-related social functioning worse in middle/ low-income countries, Breastfeeding reduces hypertension risk in mothers, Higher testosterone levels may protect against type 2 diabetes, and so on.

In an invited lecture at ATTD 2018, Vienna, Austria, Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev presented the evidence of managing diabetes over 20 years via a telemanagement system (DTMS®), significantly reducing all the short-term and long-term complications of diabetes. Our regular updates – Drug updates, and Recipe of the month continue.

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Low and High Levels of Vitamin D Associated With Mortality
Adults with suspected stable angina pectoris who have serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels less than 42.5 nmol/L have an increased risk for all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality, study data show.........READ MORE

Fasting Glucose and Mortality Relationship
Getting to know the fasting glucose levels is important in diabetes management and helps patients achieve good glycemic control.........READ MORE

Diabetes-related Social Functioning Worse in Middle,
Low-income Countries
World Health Survey data concludes that adults with diabetes living in middle- and low-income countries experience impaired social functioning to a greater degree than those living in high-income countries.........READ MORE

Breastfeeding Reduces Hypertension Risk in Mothers
A study published in the American Journal of Hypertension indicates that women who breastfeed more children, and for longer periods of time, are less likely to suffer from hypertension afterthey reach menopause.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev was awarded the distinguished Trivandrum Medical College Alumnus Award instituted by Trivandrum Medical College Alumni Association for his leadership roles, continuing national and international presence and recognition and for more than 50 scientific publications in indexed journals.........READ MORE

Higher Testosterone Levels May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is very well known as a risk factor for testosterone deficiency and impaired sex steroid status. However, earlier studies that investigated the association of testosterone level with diabetes risk in men have reported controversial findings.........READ MORE

Drug Updates
Semaglutide is a once-weekly analogue of human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) that stimulates insulin and suppresses glucagon secretion in a glucose-dependent manner, while decreasing appetite and food intake.........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Split sandwich thins; brush cut sides with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil. Place on baking sheet; toast in oven for about 5 minutes or until edges are light brown and crisp.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
The first JPEF Mini CME of 2018 was held at Hotel Hilton Garden Inn on 19 January 2018. Dr.Ashwin David discussed the ‘American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Recommendations 2018’.........READ MORE

Metformin use for PCOS increases offspring obesity risk
Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome who used metformin during their pregnancies are at increased risk for overweight or obesity , reports The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism........READ MORE

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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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