Issue 29, March 2011

Dear Friends,

This issue's Malayalam video presentation by Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev is on the topic 'Insulin Injection Tips' which clarifies all the usual errors which can happen during insulin shots. The inspiring tale of a very beautiful woman (Miss America) on insulin pump is the highlight of this issue

     Two original diabetes research papers from Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre presented at ATTD 2011, London are published in this issue of GEMS.

     Fatty liver increases the risk of T2 diabetes, a hitherto unknown benefit of statin in addition to cholesterol regulation and the inability of HbA1c to accurately measure child diabetes are also included in this issue.

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Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA

Original Research Papers from Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre Presented at ATTD 2011, London
Two original diabetes research papers were presented at "Advancements in Technology and Treatments in Diabetes", International Conference .........
Fatty liver may be predecessor to Type 2 diabetes
 A new study found that those individuals with fatty liver were five times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those without fatty liver. This higher risk seemed........
HbA1c not the Best Test for Diabetes in Kids
Recently HbA1c test has been approved for diagnosis of both T1 and T2 Diabetes. But a new study by the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital........
Diabetes Myths
Myth: Diabetes is not a serious disease.
Fact: Diabetes causes more deaths a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined.Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.........
An inspiring tale of a very beautiful woman
In this Women's day month issue of Gems, we would like to bring to you the inspirational tale of Nicole Johnson, the former Miss America. She was diagnosed with T1 diabetes in 1993..........
Medicine updates
1) Glycated Albumin Presented as a Novel Biomarker for Diabetes Monitoring, 2) EU approves Onglyza (Saxagliptin) diabetes drug for kidney cases ..........
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