The 81st issue of gems is published just before the 3rd JPEF Annual Convention 2015. Gems picture of the month is based on JPEF Annual Convention theme- testing the time in diabetes.

There is good news to insulin pump users. A large Scandinavian study among 18,168 patients have shown insulin pump therapy resulting in lower heart attack related deaths compared to those on usual injections. A new study have shown that loosing body weight need not be that easy. Skipping breakfast may result in high blood sugars and obesity.

Longer sleep duration and high risk of type 2 diabetes, high uric acid levels and diabetic kidney disease, new drugs in diabetes, recipe of the month etc. will offer you a highly informative reading experience.

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

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High uric acid levels and kidney disease in diabetes
Increased uric acid levels were correlated with decreased HbA1c and increased prevalence of diabetic kidney disease, reported a Chinese study published on PLOS ONE. For the study, researchers enrolled........READ MORE

Insulin pump lowers heart attack deaths
A large Scandinavian study has shown that insulin from an insulin pump is associated with much lower risks of cardiovascular deaths, as well as deaths from other causes, compared with use of insulin pens........READ MORE

Body weight at birth and future diabetes
A new prospective cohort study observes that low birth weight and unhealthy habits in adulthood are associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers looked at nearly 150,000 healthcare........READ MORE

Loosing weight may not be easy
A study published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that one in 210 obese men and one in 124 obese women would recover their normal weight. For severely obese people, the number is one in 1,290 for men, and one in 677 for women.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Testing the time in diabetes is the theme of JPEF Annual Convention 2015. The theme signifies the importance of timely interventions in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.........READ MORE

Obesity perceived as the new "normal" by children!!!
According to the results published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the probability that the adolescents perceived themselves as overweight or obese declined significantly (probability ratio........READ MORE

Longer sleep duration linked to type 2 diabetes
New study published in diabetes care shows that people who sleep 9 or more hours per night are associated with higher risk of incident diabetes.........READ MORE

Coffee not associated with lifestyle diseases
Now feel free to drink your coffee without worrying of metabolic diseases. A new research from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital shows that coffee neither increases nor decreases........READ MORE

Skipping breakfast may be harmful
When 22 patients with type 2 diabetes missed their morning meal, they had higher-than-usual surges in blood sugar after lunch and dinner, observes a study published in Diabetes Care.
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Drug update
Asthma medicine to treat type 1 diabetes! FDA approves Praluent (alirocumab) ........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Bread Bhurji........READ MORE

JDC Updates
1. P.Kesavadev Awards. 2. 50 years of film ‘Odayilninnu’. 3. ADA Updates 2015 ........READ MORE

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 The Newsletter team:
 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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