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It's yet another issue of JDC Diabetes Gems on path breaking clinical trials, original studies from our center and research related to food, emotions and behaviour in diabetes.

The theme picture is a reminder on our new academic year inviting applications from physicians and other healthcare professionals for advanced training in diabetes at our center in Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Other interesting stories include discordance in marriage in diabetes, air pollution and heart disease risk, fruits to treat diabetes and heart disease etc.Our regular updates including Gems recipe of the month, JDC updates etc. continues.

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Malayalam video by Jothydev Kesavadev

Factors Determining the Success and Failure of Type 1 diabetes Care in Kerala
Type 1 diabetes being a challenging metabolic disorder, with majority of patients failing to achieve glycemic goals, we assessed multiple determinants which could predict success and failure of type 1 diabetes care in Kerala........READ MORE

Optimizing Vitamin D Levels and Improvement in Glycaemic Control: An Observational Study from India
There is a dearth of long term follow-up data from India on vitamin D status in diabetes patients and effect of vitamin D status on glycemic control. We followed up 2134 diabetes patients presenting at our centers for an year ........READ MORE

Air pollution exposure may raise heart disease risk
A new study published online on June 2016 in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism says exposure to air pollution can worsen blood sugar levels, cholesterol and other risk factors for heart disease, particularly in people with diabetes.........READ MORE

A shaky marriage may in fact be healthy for you
Having a wife that nags about your diabetes monitoring may benefit your health, even if it puts a strain on your marriage. A study published in the ‘Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences’ observed that compared with happily married peers........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
In the month of May and June, JDC had its original research presented at American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists(AACE), Orlando, USA and American Diabetes Association(ADA), New Orleans, USA.........READ MORE

Fruit compounds to treat obesity, type 2 diabetes and CVD
In the journal ‘Diabetes’, researchers under Prof. Thornalley at the University of Warwick, U.K revealed that a combination of compounds derived from red grapes and oranges could offer a promising treatment for obesity........READ MORE

Drug updates
Victoza heart safety results presented:, EMPA-REG OUTCOME RESULTS ANNOUNCED:, Efficacy and Safety of Lixisenatide proven in the GetGoal-L-C Trial........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Brinjal Bhaja: Combine the chilli powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice, besan, salt and 2 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and mix well.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
Presence at 25th AACE Annual Meeting 2016: May 25-29 2016, JPEF CME: Launch of Lixisenatide, the new GLP-1: 21 May 2016, Diabscreen Kerala Free Camp at Changanassery: 15 May 2016, Patient Education Program, JDC2: May 14, 2016........READ MORE

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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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