Issue 41 March 2012

Dear Friends,

We invite you to yet another scientific feast of our JDC Diabetes Gems. The YouTube video in local language is on unproven therapies for diabetes and its tragic consequences. We also honour Dr. V. Mohan who was conferred Padmashree by Government of India.

This issue also highlights updates on prevention of diabetes, implications of pre-diabetes, depression and role of fructose in diabetes

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

Unscientific treatments in Diabetes: Malayalam Video by Jothydev
Just relaxing Every 30 Minutes Can Avoid Diabetes by 30%

An original research published in Diabetes Care, the official journal of American Diabetes Association provides simple tips for preventing diabetes in working youth. People who .........


Death after heart attacks: higher in those with diabetes and depression combo

A recent study published in the journal Diabetes Care reveals that combination of diabetes and depression increases the risk of death far beyond the risk associated with either ........


Impaired Glycemia Not a Risk Factor for Diabetic Polyneuropathy

According to the findings of a population-matched prospective study Impaired glycemia (IG) is not a risk factor for typical or atypical diabetic polyneuropathy. Matched IG and ........


High and Low Vitamin D: both dangerous!!

Current understanding of the benefits and harms of vitamin D (with or without calcium) supplements in the general population is chiefly limited by the difficulties in evaluating true vitamin D status........


Renowned Scientist & Diabetologist Dr.Mohan Honoured By Government Of India

 Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman and Chief of Diabetology at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre and President & Director of the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation has been.........


How Added Sugar In Diet Leads To Obesity, Diabetes - New Clues About Fructose

Previous studies have already shown that fructose intake from added sugar is linked with the epidemic rise in obesity, metabolic syndrome, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. There is also evidence........


Diabetes Medicine Updates

Diabetes: Medtronic inches closer to an artificial pancreas for the U.S. market.........

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Inauguration of Jothydev's Diabetes Professional Education Forum........


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The Newsletter team:
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Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
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 Editor Neethu Annie Simon (Unit head, JDC2, Kochi)
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