Dear Friends,

A warm welcome to 2016 July edition of gems. We have once again proven the benefit of lifestyle interventions in preventing the onset of diabetes in an original study from Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centre presented at the American Diabetes Association Convention New Orleans, USA. We have also included a brief on the recent continuous glucose sensor controversy in Kerala.

Diet to improve sexual dysfunction, DPP4 activity and cognitive impairment are a few examples of the current update. We are immensely thankful to you for the very exciting feedback and encouraging remarks. You may also go through the pictures and media reports of the prestigious 12th P.Kesavadev Awards.

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JDC Diabetes Gems Team
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Trivandrum and Kochi, Kerala, INDIA
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This is a glucose sensor, not a sacred locket

How Successful Is Lifestyle Advice in Preventing the Progression
of Prediabetes to Diabetes?
According to a new study published in Diabetes Care July 2016, in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes, mild cognitive impairment may be independently associated with increased DPP-IV activities.........READ MORE

Scientists identify trigger and possible remedy for NAFLD
An article published in ‘The Cell’ by the researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, identified a protein called cdk4 that triggers development of NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease ) ........READ MORE

Gray matter changes in brains of teenagers with type 2 diabetes
A study presented at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions in New Orleans found that teenagers with type 2 diabetes have significant changes in total brain gray matter volume and in regions of gray matter involved in seeing and hearing........READ MORE

Mediterranean diet may improve sexual dysfunction in type 2 diabetes
The first long-term dietary trial demonstrating that the Mediterranean diet conferred benefit on both prevention (56% relative risk reduction) and deterioration of sexual dysfunction in both men and women with newly diagnosed ........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
A continuous glucose sensor mistaken for a sacred locket sparked a huge controversy in Kerala recently. A very senior and highly respected politician was shown in a television channel mistakenly wearing........READ MORE

DPP-IV activity may explain mild cognitive
impairement in type 2 diabetes
According to a new study published in Diabetes Care of July 2016, in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes, mild cognitive impairment may be independently associated with increased DPP-IV activities........READ MORE

Drug updates
FDA Advisory Committee recommends approval of Empagliflozin for cardiovascular indication:, ‘Invokamet’ approved as First Line for Diabetes........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Orange and Avocado Salsa: Combine all ingredients in a bowl; toss gently. Serve immediately.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
ADA New Orleans, Louisiana: 10-14 June 2016, Kesavadev Awards 2016: 25 July 2016........READ MORE

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 The Newsletter team:

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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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