Issue 20, June 2010
Dear Friends,

   Continuous Glucose Monitoring or CGM is evolving as a routine of superlative importance in diabetes treatment. CGM can be best described as the next revolution in early diabetes diagnosis, treatment and long-term follow-up. In this edition of GEMS, we are proud to present before you Dr. Jothydev's speech at American Diabetes Association, New Orleans,USA on how CGM can be effectively used as a tool in diabetes not only for controlling sugars but also in fine-tuning of blood sugars.

   We have our second article, also based on another study on CGM data, which reveals that nocturnal hypoglycaemia (night time low sugar) is frequent and often prolonged in adults and children with type 1 diabetes. Studies for new treatment for diabetes using leptin instead of widely prevalent insulin therapy and importance of muscle mass and strength in control of diabetes are also included in this issue of gems. Nutrition section consists of the details of an upcoming study in Scotland, which plans to check the centuries old urban legend that widely available blaeberries fight diabetes.

   GEMS video of the month by Jothydev Kesavadev features various aspects of Continuous Glucose Monitoring and how it will during the years to come, slowly, gradually but definitely replace glucometers.

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Dr.Jothydev's lecture at ADA,USA
We are delighted to present before you Dr.Jothydev's presentation at American Diabetes Association, New Orleans. We are very proud to inform you that Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev was.........
CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) data reveals Nocturnal hypoglycemia common in adults and children with type 1 diabetes.
A study conducted in T1 diabetes adults and children by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group reveals that nocturnal hypoglycemia is frequent and ........
Leptin therapy showed better management in T1 Diabetes
Leptin (a hormone produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of body weight) administered therapy instead of insulin showed better management of blood-sugar variability and lipogenesis,.........
HbA1c 6 to 6.5% increases risk for heart attacks & strokes
Yes. You all know HbA1c (Glycosylated hemoglobin) is an indicator of glycemic control in patients with known diabetes. But new study published in Journal Watch General Medicine Andrea Hevener .........
5. Low Muscle Mass increases diabetes risk
Along with dieting good muscle mass and strength is also equally important in diabetes control. Preethi Srikanthan and colleagues...........
Is Scottish Blaeberry good for treating Diabetes?
A new study is exploring whether extract of Scottish wild fruits – the blaeberry or bilberry - could be used to treat diabetes..........
Diabetes Medicine Updates
Indian company Biocon is very near to the development of an oral insulin product. Company reported that they have received positive results from the early stages of clinical trials on its oral insulin product IN-105. IN-105 is a new...........
8 JDC Updates
Diabscreen Kerala free camp was organised at Padippura Yathrinivas, Pandalam by Kesavadev Trust in association with JCI Pandalam on May 20, 2010. The chief co- coordinator of the camp was Shibu..........

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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