Issue 39 January 2012

Dear Friends,

In this new year we bring you the latest in diabetes to keep you updated of this deadly disease.

Gems video of this issue by Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev is an update on Insulin pump therapy in children and in adults.

Other articles include the extend of effectiveness of weight loss surgeries in diabetes treatment, relation between sleep disorders and blood sugar abnormalities in T1DM patients, increased risk for pancreatic cancer for diabetes patients etc. Another article looks at premature ageing in diabetes and the need for increased intake of Vitamin B12 together with diabetes medication.

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

Weight loss surgery effects reassessed in diabetes

Even though weight loss surgery cannot cure type 2 diabetes, it can improve blood sugar control, says a new study published in the British Journal of Surgery.........


Are diabetes patients more prone for cancer of pancreas?

After cigarette smoking and obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus is likely the third modifiable risk factor for pancreatic cancer. However, the relationship........


More years obese: more chances for diabetes!!

Studies have confirmed the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes, but less is known about how the duration of obesity influences the development of diabetes........


Sleep disorders related to blood sugar levels in kids with diabetes

T1 diabetes children with disturbed sleep have problems not only in blood sugar control, but also in quality of life. Diabetic children with more nightly apnea events had significantly higher glucose levels........


Do not forget your vitamin tablet

According to a new study people with diabetes on metformin should take vitamin B12 more than the recommended daily allowance. The research, which was published in Diabetes Care .........


Diabetes Medicine Updates

LX4211 and DPP-4 Inhibitor combo to reduce Blood Sugar and Hep B Vaccine a must for Diabetic Adults ........


JDC Updates

Diabscreen Kerala camp Mannarkad, Palakkad December 17, 2011 ........


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The Newsletter team:
 Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
 Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
 Editor Neethu Annie Simon (Unit head, JDC2, Kochi)
 Scientific Editor Gopikakrishnan G R .(Research Pharmacist, JDC1, Trivandrum)

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