Issue 21, July 2010
Dear Friends,

    Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre is an International Insulin Pump Centre with patients from all over the world. We have started insulin pump deployment in both T1 and T2 diabetes way back in early 2005. Based on that experience our centre has generated pioneering research on insulin pumps, presented and published internationally.

    The first article in this issue of gems is based on our research paper presented at American Diabetes Association, Orlando June 27, 2010 describing the disadvantages when the equipment is used for mere luxury and the incredible advantages when it is used properly to improve the quality of life.
There are additional benefits to insulin pumps, other than glucose lowering. The details are available from the video presentation by Dr.Jothydev in the GEMS video series.

    Second and third articles describe treatment induced diabetic neuropathy for uncontrolled diabetes patients, and risk of diabetes and heart disease for people with erectile dysfunction respectively. We have also included a mice based study which sheds light on the link between diabetes and heart diseases.
It was a wide spread belief that white rice is beneficial for diabetes. But recent studies show that white rice increases the risk of diabetes even in non diabetic subjects. You can gather more information from diet section of Gems.

    We sincerely express our gratitude to the overwhelmingly positive and encouraging feedbacks we have been receiving for the GEMS and the video series.

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

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Insulin Pumps for Life vs Insulin Pumps for Luxury-Presented at ADA Orlando June 27, 2010
Until recently, smart insulin pumps were popular only among type 1 diabetes subjects. With increasing longevity, more type 2 diabetess subjects require insulin to sustain life. Pumps are gaining popularity as an advanced insulin delivery device, .........
Sudden Treatment-Induced Pain in Unmanaged Diabetes
It has been reported for long (even decades ago) about sudden feeling of neuropathic pain on poorly controlled diabetes patients on starting medications to control their diabetes ........
Rise in Heart, Diabetes Risk Linked to ED
New research studies conclude that men with erectile dysfunction are at a tremendous risk of diabetes and heart disease. Dr Allan, co-author of a paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia reports.........
Diabetes-Heart Disease Link established through mouse study
It is common knowledge that uncontrolled diabetes affects the nerves and organs by virtue of which it will cause loss of quality of life. But how? A new study conducted in mice found that high.........
Switch To Brown Rice To Cut Your Risk For Diabetes
Through various media, you are aware about so many factors which influence your chance of getting type 2 diabetes. One more new study has come and it shows that brown rice is better than white rice to prevent diabetes. Rice is the staple food in Asia..........
Diabetes Medicine Updates
New diabetes drug SGL2 inhibitor - Dapagliflozin
New class of diabetes drug dapagliflozin from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY.N) and AstraZeneca PLC (AZN.L) reached the late-stage clinical trial...........
New GLP-1 Oral Analogue.
The new class of anti-diabetic drugs GLP-1 ( Glucagon Like Peptide-1 ) agonists from Zydus Cadila, a global healthcare provider and one of India's leading healthcare companies has received Phase I clinical trial permission from the DCGI............
JDC Updates
Free Diabetes detection, education and treatment camp was conducted at Kerala university, Trivandrum on July 8 2010.Around 300 University employees were screened for sugar, cholesterol, BP and other parameters for free of cost by Kesavadev Trust..........

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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