Issue 43 May 2012

Dear Friends,

This month’s Gems highlights the importance of prevention of diabetes with an emphasis on educating the parents and grandparents on healthy diet and exercise, type 2 diabetes in children and early diagnosis of diabetes.

Gems video by Dr. Jothydev, shot in China the diabetes capital of the world, again aims at prevention of diabetes with intervention on lifestyles in children.

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

Diabetes prevention at Home!!! - Video
Diabetes prevention at Home!!!
Quick increase in HbA1C predicts diabetes a year before

Japanese researchers observed that HbA1c levels rise rapidly in the year before a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. The study looked at 1,722 individuals aged 26–80 years without diabetes.........


Type 2 more dangerous and requires aggressive treatment in children

Type 2 diabetes is getting more frequent in children. Also it requires more aggressive treatment at the start of diagnosis due to the fact that one drug is not enough to control........


BMI, BUN mortality indicators of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in children

Data from a retrospective study shows that higher BMI and blood urea nitrogen levels are related with an increased risk for death from diabetic ketoacidosis among children........



Rapid eater? Beware of increased diabetes risk

People who eat fast are at two and a half times more risky to get type 2 diabetes than those who take their time, according to new research presented at the joint International........


Less meat; more life

Meatless day at least once in a week will be good for health by adding vegetable proteins like beans and legumes, tofu, nuts etc. Just eating less meat has a protective effect. A Nationa.........


Herbal supplements unsafe for diabetes

Nutritional supplements do not reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) Department of Internal Medicine consultant physician Dr Nerenthran.........


Diabetes Medicine Updates

1.New Data on Risks When Renin Inhibitor Aliskiren is Used With ARBs, ACE Inhibitors. 2.FDA rejects diabetes drug Alogliptin .........


JDC Updates

Diabscreen Kerala Free diabetes awareness, education and detection camp was organised by P. Kesavadev Trust in conjunction with Mother Charitable Trust at Shalimar Auditorium, Nilamel........


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The Newsletter team:
 Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
 Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
 Editor Neethu Annie Simon (Unit head, JDC2, Kochi)
 Scientific Editor Gopikakrishnan G R .(Research Pharmacist, JDC1, Trivandrum)

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