Issue 43 May 2012

Dear Friends,

Gems video shot at American Diabetes Association (ADA) 72nd Scientific Sessions Philadelphia, provides a snap shot of major presentations in local language (Origin Trial, Today Study, Banting Lecture etc.). One of our ADA research papers on Patterns of Glycemic variability and its correlation with A1c and hypoglycaemia appears as the first article. Other articles focus on diabetes and blood cancer, adverse effects of unplanned exercise, emerging data on cardiovascular protection with dark chocolate etc.

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

American Diabetes Association Meet June 2012
Patterns of Glycemic variability (GV) in Indian Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients on Insulin and Oral Hypoglycemic Agents(OHAs) and its Correlation with A1c and Hypoglycemia

Glycemic variability(GV) is a better predictor of diabetes complications not detected by A1c.We evaluated extent of GV in South Indian T2D patients on insulin & OHA with continuous glucose.........


Prevent type 2 diabetes; prevent blood cancers

When we think about diabetes complications, most probably only heart disease or kidney failure comes into the mind . A new study published online in the journal Blood, the journal ........


Exercise may be deadly: get your doctor's advice

Past researches proved that exercise is good for health. But now, a group of researchers, including one who helped write the scientific paper justifying national guidelines that promote exercise ........



Dark Chocolate proves to be highly heart friendly

Daily consumption of dark chocolate can decrease cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes, in people with metabolic syndrome. Dark chocolate (containing at least 60%........


Bergamot orange supplement for cholesterol control

An extract of the bergamot orange, an Italian citrus fruit which has long been believed to possess heart health benefits appears to be highly helpful to diabetes and cardio vascular.........


Diabetes Medicine Updates

1. Diabetes drug Canagliflozin from J & J
2. New Diabetes Drug Dulaglutide Lowers Blood Pressure .........


JDC Updates

June 2, 2012: Diabscreen Kerala Oachira Camp .........


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