Welcome to the 104th issue of Gems. This month's video is sure to excite you with a glucometer which wirelessly connects with a mobile phone app!

Gems Picture of the Month depicts the malicious link between diabetes and cancer. The opening article is regarding the usefulness of diabetes alert dogs as an alternative method of glucose monitoring for individuals with type 1 diabetes.Other articles in this issue bring new insights regarding the increased risk of depression among elderly patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, risk of increased HbA1c levels in type 1 diabetes patients with poor sleeping habits, benefits of resistance training in cutting the risk of Metablic syndrome etc.

Our regular updates - Gems picture of the month, Recipe of the month, JDC updates and Drug updates continue.

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The new Glucometer which Connects to your Mobile Phone! by Jothydev

Study on Accuracy of Diabetes Alert Dogs in a Real-World Setting
Background:Diabetes alert dogs (DADs) are growing in popularity as an alternative method of glucose monitoring for individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D).........READ MORE

High Variation in HbA1c Raises Risk of Depression in the Elderly
A study published in Diabetes care journal has found that elderly people with type 2 diabetes face a higher risk of depression corresponding to their HbA1C variations.........READ MORE

Disorderly Sleep Could Raise HbA1c Levels in T1D Teenagers
A new study published in the Pediatric Journal suggests that teens with type 1 diabetes who have poor sleeping habits could be at risk of increased HbA1c levels.........READ MORE

Metabolic Syndrome: An Hour of Resistance Training per Week May Cut Risk
A new study suggests that less than 1 hour per week of resistance training, even without aerobic exercise, can de-risk metabolic syndrome.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
There is a very high prevalence of cancer in diabetes, the exact reason of which is unknown.........READ MORE

Seal Oil Could Help People with Type 1 Diabetes
A study published in June, 2017 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology found that patients who ingested an omega-3 supplement derived........READ MORE

Drug Updates
Ertugliflozin undergoing FDA review – A Retrospective Analysis - The much awaited combined results from the Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study (CANVAS)........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Baked Corn Vada- 1. Soak the channa dal for at least an hour. Drain and coarsely grind it in a mixie or blender. Do not add any water while grinding. 2. To this add the corn, chopped onions, chopped red chillies, grated ginger, fennel seeds, turmeric powder, chopped curry leaves, asaefoetida and salt. Mix it well.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions, San Diego, USA........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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