Issue 27, January 2011

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Dear Friends,

    We wish a very Happy and Prosperous New Year to you all. Considering our readers' requests, Dr.Jothydev's video presentation is now revamped to be in Malayalam till December 2012. In this issue of JDC Diabetes gems video presentation, Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev is talking about " Enthanu Diabetes?"

    In this issue, we have included many interesting articles and recent scientific studies. Some of them are the role almonds and diary fat playing in fighting diabetes, modifying testes cells so as to generate insulin etc.

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

How to Reduce post-breakfast hyperglycemia?
It is known from previous studies that breakfast helps to reduce hyperglycemia after the second meal of the day. This study published in American Diabetes Association official journal 'Diabetes Care' gives evidence.........
Type 1 Diabetes: Human Testes Cells modifiable Into Insulin-Producing Cells
New study says men with type 1 diabetes could grow their own insulin-producing cells from their testicular tissue. Though an animal study, scientists from the Georgetown University Medical Centre found that human spermatogonial ........
Statins won't eliminate the risk of low HDL level
Statins can lower LDL effectively but its capability of increasing HDL, the good component of cholesterol is very limited. Even patients with statin therapy,are also at increased risk for cardiovascular events if their HDL or good cholesterol ........
'Good' Dairy Fat prevents Diabetes
Dairy products can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes to a good extend- researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health suggest. A fatty acid called trans-palmitoleic acid found in milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter could reduce the risk of developing.........
Almonds can reduce Diabetes risk and Bad Cholesterol
Researches show that almonds rich diet may help treat type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that consuming a diet incorporating almonds may help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease LDL-cholesterol levels in those with pre-diabetes ..........
Diabetes Medicine Updates
1. Sanofi's Lantus Isn't Linked to Cancer in FDA Review
2. New Drug for macrovascular complications in diabeteic patients is on its way ..........
8. JDC Updates
November 20, 2010: Meet the press with Dr. Lawrence Phillips, Thiruvananthapuram..........

The Newsletter team:
 Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
 Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
 Editor Neethu Annie Simon
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