This issue of Gems comes to you with a bunch of interesting updates. Researchers from Lund University Diabetes Centre, Sweden, have developed a novel diabetes classification system, separating adult-onset diabetes cases into five different types. This discovery is thought to help tailor and target therapies and thus represents a first step towards precision medicine in diabetes.

Other articles included in this issue are: Stand up instead of sitting and thus lose weight, Pre-Diabetes Criteria and Risk of Heart Attacks!, T1D and Later Life Dialysis Necessity, Moderate Beer Drinkers, Rejoice! Compounds May Help to Treat Metabolic Syndrome, etc.

Gems video of the month features a discussion regarding the new American College of Physicians guidelines that recommend less intensive glucose control targets for type 2 diabetes patients. Our regular updates – Drug updates, Gems picture and Recipe of the month continue.

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Stand Up Instead of Sitting, and Thus Lose Weight
A recent study by Professor Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, Chief of Preventive Cardiology Mayo Clinic, USA, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that standing instead of sitting for six hours a day could prevent weight gain and help people to actually lose weight.........READ MORE

Pre-Diabetes Criteria and Risk of Heart Attacks!
Prediabetes defined by hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is associated with worse prognosis than definition by fasting plasma glucose (FPG) or two-hour plasma glucose (2hPG), according to a study published in Diabetes Care.........READ MORE

T1D and Later Life Dialysis Necessity
Numerous innovations, supported by large outcome trials have resulted in ultimately reducing cardiovascular (CV) risk and progression to nephropathy in type 1 diabetes (T1D).........READ MORE

Researchers Propose 5 Distinct Clusters of Adult-onset Diabetes
In an analysis published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, researchers have developed a novel diabetes classification system, separating adult-onset diabetes cases into five different types.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
The connecting peptide, or C-peptide, is a short 31-amino-acid polypeptide that connects insulin’s A-chain to its B-chain in the proinsulin molecule.........READ MORE

Moderate Beer Drinkers, Rejoice!
Compounds may Help to Treat Metabolic Syndrome
Researchers suggest that certain compounds found in beer could help people with metabolic syndrome.........READ MORE

Drug & Device Updates
The FDA has approved Guardian™ Connect continuous glucose monitoring system for use among people with diabetes using multiple daily insulin injections and aged 14 to 75 years.........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Line a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
The first ever 2 day Diabetes Technology Certification Program(TechJPEF) was organised by Jothydev’s Professional Education Forum(JPEF) in association with DiabetesIndia and P.Kesavadev Trust.........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)