Dear Friends,

Ramadan Kareem to Gems readers, well wishers and friends!

Gems this month comes to you with a video in local language incorporating the new IDF DAR International Alliance Practical guidelines tips on fasting during Ramadan in the presence of diabetes.

This is meant for awareness generation among patients, healthcare providers and society in general. Other highlights include 'can very high sugars and high BP injure the kidney?, is there a shortcut for 45 mins daily exercise?, abnormalities during sleep and renal complications in diabetes.

Gems Picture of the Month underscores the significance of dental care in diabetes. Our regular titles-drug update, receipe, JDC updates continue.

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Ramadan Fasting and Diabetes:
Useful tips

Low sugars and High BP kills the kidney
A 3-year cohort study found that in type 2 diabetes patients, renal function was significantly worse after severe hypoglycemia with blood pressure surge, compared with those without blood pressure surge.........READ MORE

Should I try the new 1-minute workout?
Here is a good news for those who are really lazy to do the routine daily exercise. One minute of strenuous exercise was comparable in its physiological effects to 45 minutes of gentler sweating.........READ MORE

Loss of Tooth faster in diabetes!!
There is a high prevalence of dental loss among patients with diabetes. A cross-sectional study evaluated patients with diabetes who were presenting themselves for routine clinic visit, with an investigator-administered questionnaire. ........READ MORE

Hypoxemia from Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With Renal Complications in Type 2 Diabetes
Examining the poorly understood link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes complications, researchers identified specific measures of low blood oxygenation that are associated with impaired kidney function and diabetic ........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Periodontal disease is considered as the 6th complication of Diabetes mellitus. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by destruction of the periodontal tissues and resulting in loss of connective tissue attachment........READ MORE

Junk food causes similar high blood sugar levels as type 2 diabetes
A study published in Experimental Physiology says junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes. In the study, researchers observed how insulin resistance and too much sugar or fat affect glucose transporters in the kidney........READ MORE

Drug updates
FDA approves Jentadeuto:, Panel recommends FDA approval of Xultophy:........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Three-Pepper Healthy Pizza........READ MORE

JDC Updates
JPEF for Dietitans & Diabetes Educators: 1 May 2016 | JPEF MINI CME, IMA House, Kochi: 14 May 2016........READ MORE

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 The Newsletter team:

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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)

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