The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have updated the guidelines on the management of blood cholesterol in the prevention of CVD. The updated guidelines that can help health care providers prevent, diagnose and treat high cholesterol levels, were presented during the 2018 AHA’s scientific sessions.

Orally-administered drugs for diabetes work only for some people, but not all. Bacteria that make up the gut microbiome seems to be the culprit behind this.

In the Gems Video of the Month, you can view a motivational video of Ms. Jazz Sethi, a celebrity dancer, with Dr.Banshi Saboo and Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev. She was affected with type 1 diabetes at a very young age and is an inspiration for many battling with the disease.

Please read on to grab more interesting diabetes updates.

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Jazz Sethi, celebrity dancer in conversation with Dr.Banshi Saboo and Jothydev Kesavadev


Study Finds Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Lowers Diabetic Retinopathy Risk
According to findings published in Diabetic Medicine, Danish adults with type 2 diabetes and obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) were less likely........READ MORE

Guidelines on the Management of Cholesterol: Take Home Messages
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) updated the guidelines on the management of blood cholesterol in the prevention of CVD........READ MORE

Gut Microbiome May Affect Some Anti-Diabetes Drugs
Have you ever wondered why orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for only for some people, but not others? According to researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine........READ MORE

Artificial Sweeteners Make 'No Difference' to Health
There have been so many controversies regarding the usage of artificial sweeteners that, whether their usage is beneficial compared to sugar-based sweeteners........READ MORE

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent Progression of Prediabetes to Diabetes?
In a recent study published in Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, when patients with prediabetes and hypovitaminosis D, were provided high-dose vitamin D3 supplementation, insulin sensitivity improved and diabetes progression rate was reduced........READ MORE

Mindfulness Strategies Improves Eating Behaviour and Facilitates Successful Weight-Loss
Mindfulness-based techniques can improve eating behavior and facilitate weight loss in individuals with obesity, reports a study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Jazz Sethi, daughter of former world billiards champion Geet Sethi, has started a movement called 'D1iabesties' (Diabesties), that would act as a support system........READ MORE

Drug Updates
Linagliptin does not affect the risk for heart failure | Long-term efficacy and safety of ertugliflozin in T2DM demonstrated in VERTIS MET trial........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Fresh Sweet Corn Salad........READ MORE

JDC Updates
Kesavadev Trust Type 1 diabetes Sweet Stars and Kerala Type 1 diabetes Welfare Society jointly organised the one day workshop for the kids and parents.... |Diabmaldives International Youth Camp 2018, Maldives........READ MORE

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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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