Do you know that a wearable painless patch with a responsive delivery system is on the way that might allow type 2 diabetes individuals to better regulate their blood sugar levels? UCLA researchers suggests that babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart diseases. We also discuss the risks associated with adopting an aggressive glycemic control plan among older patients; the increased six-fold risk of developing a heart attack after an influenza infection and much more in this issue of Gems.

Gems Picture of the Month has Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev receiving the SNMS Award in recognition for his dedicated efforts in the field of diabetes care. Our regular updates – Drug updates, Recipe of the month and JDC updates continue.

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Do we have to treat diabetes?


Wearable Painless Patch for Control of T2D
In order to tackle the wide spread menace of Type2 Diabetes(T2D), researchers at the NIH's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) are working on an alternative therapeutic approach. ........READ MORE

How Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Baby's Heart
Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research UCLA have discovered that high glucose levels prevent heart cells from normal maturing.........READ MORE

Aggressive Glycemic Control in Older Patients Could Be harmful
A new research in the Journal of General Internal Medicine suggests that Medicare recipients are more frequently over treated than under treated for diabetes and rarely have their regimens deintensified, leaving them at increased risk of potentially life-threatening complications.........READ MORE

Changing Baby Food Formula Doesn't Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in Children
The long-awaited results from the first large international trial to try to prevent type 1 diabetes shows that modified baby formula in which cow's milk proteins have been split does not prevent type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk factors for the condition.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
In recognition of his dedicated efforts put in, in terms of leading more than 562 diabetes awareness cum treatment camps of P. Kesavadev Trust over the past 20 years and for his outstanding research in the field of diabetes.........READ MORE

Six Times Higher Risk for a Heart Attack After an Influenza Infection
Even though several studies have suggested an association between influenza infections and acute cardiovascular events, most of them had inconsistent findings.........READ MORE

Drug Updates
The FDA has approved three new medicines containing the SGLT2 inhibitor Ertugliflozin for improving glycemic control in adults with T2D.........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Take a non-stick pan and heat 1 tsp oil. Add broccoli, and cook for 3 minutes.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
Diabscreen Kerala free diabetes awareness, screening cum treatment camp was organised by P Kesavadev Trust in association with Sreenarayana Mandira Samithi (SNMS), Chembur, Mumbai, on 7 January 2018.........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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