Insulin pills! Have you ever wondered if it was actually available? Researchers’ effort to develop a pill for the oral delivery of insulin is eventually becoming fruitful, and may be made available to the patients sooner!!

The current issue of Gems also brings to you a bunch of interesting updates such as Nighttime light exposure during sleep and its impact on metabolic function, Benefits of coffee in reducing the risks for diabetes and heart disease etc.

We also remind you about our upcoming two-day power packed Annual Global Diabetes Convention JPEF 2018, August 11th-12th 2018. For more details regarding registrations please log on to

Our regular updates – Drug and device updates, Gems picture, Gems video and Recipe of the month continue.

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The Much-Awaited Insulin Pill May Finally Be Here
Researchers effort to develop a pill for the oral delivery of insulin is eventually becoming fruitful, and they hope that it can be made available to patients sooner.........READ MORE

Smoking and Diabetes Linked to Brain Calcifications
Dementia is a major public health problem worldwide. One focus of dementia research has been the hippocampus, a brain structure important for both short- and long-term memory storage. Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, is associated with atrophy of the hippocampus.........READ MORE

Association Found Between Inflammation and
Depression in Type 1 Diabetes
A research published in the journal Endocrine Connections has shown that depression in type-1 diabetes patients is associated with higher levels of inflammatory protein galectin-3.........READ MORE

Light Exposure During Sleep May Increase Insulin Resistance
Studies indicate that a strong bidirectional link exists between diabetes and sleep problems. This means sleep-related issues can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and vice versa.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Dr. P.J.Geevarghese is more popularly known as "The Father of Pancreatic Diabetes". A pioneer in the field, he has reported the largest series of cases of Fibrocalculous Pancreatitis Diabetes (FCPD) from Kerala.........READ MORE

Good News for Coffee Lovers! 4 Cups of Coffee a Day Might Lower the
Risks for Diabetes and Heart Disease
Caffeine consumption has been associated with lower risks for multiple diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, but the mechanism underlying these protective effects has been unknown.........READ MORE

Drug & Device Updates
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Eversense® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system for use in people 18 years of age and older with diabetes.........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
In a medium pan, pour 1 tsp oil and begin to brown ground chicken.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev was honored by Kerala Bhasha Institute At Vailoppilli Samskriti Bhavan by bestowing the ‘Best Doctor Award’ during the doctor’s day celebrations.........READ MORE

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 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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