March 10 was World Kidney Day. Surprisingly, diabetes has emerged as the major cause of chronic kidney disease. Can comprehensive management and timely intervention save the kidney?

Do you know that physical activity during pregnancy will ward off gestational diabetes mellitus? Also read about the higher linoleic acid and lower risk of heart attacks and diabetes.

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Posted by Jothydev Kesavadev on Wednesday, 23 March 2016

പ്രമേഹ മരുന്നുകൾ നിർത്താമോ?

Can flu vaccine protect against dementia in CKD?
The researchers estimated the association between influenza vaccination and dementia risk in patients with CKD, using Data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. Taiwan has the highest prevalence of CKD among different nations.........READ MORE

Calcium channel blockers may help with blood glucose lowering
Autism spectrum disorders are more than four times as likely to be diagnosed in children born to obese women with diabetes compared to children of healthy weight mothers without diabetes.........READ MORE

Tendon Pain Linked to diabetes
Excessive and inappropriate exercise may be a factor in connection between type 2 diabetes and tendonitis. A new study performed by Tom Ranger and associates looked into the association between tendinopathy and diabetes........READ MORE

Leaner bodies, less heart disease and diabetes risk with higher levels of linoleic acid
Researchers at The Ohio State University found that men and women with higher linoleic acid levels tended to have less heart-threatening fat nestled between their vital organs, more lean body mass and less inflammation.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Over the years, diabetes has become the number one cause for chronic kidney disease necessitating very expensive medications and interventions such as dialysis and renal transplantations. ........READ MORE

Researchers identify cause of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes
A new link between high levels of certain amino acids and type 2 diabetes has been found by a team of scientists, using mouse and human muscle and blood samples to evaluate the mechanisms that lead to insulin resistance. The findings of this study appear online in Nature Medicine ahead of the print issue.........READ MORE

Drug update
Liraglutide reduces death in diabetes........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Creamy Avocado & White Bean Wrap: Whisk vinegar, oil, mayonnaise and salt in a medium bowl. Add cabbage, carrot and spring onion;toss to combine.Mash beans and avocado in another medium bowl with a potato masher or fork........READ MORE

JDC Updates

Pregnancy, Diabetes and Physical Activity!!
A study published in European Society of Endocrinology shows increased physical activity during pregnancy was associated with reduced Gestational........READ MORE

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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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