Issue 37 November 2011

Dear Friends,

We are featuring the World Diabetes Week celebrations at JDC 1 Trivandrum in this month’s GEMS video. The inaugural speech by the famous poet & Jnanapeedam Award winner Padmashree / PadmaVibhushan Prof.O.N.V.Kurup on diabetes awareness forms the highlight of the video.

We also bring to you our research findings on the use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring as a routine investigation in diabetes, presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions at San Diego this year. We also have articles on molecules responsible for memory loss in diabetes, how brown adipose tissues activation fights obesity etc.

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

Study on Continuous Glucose Monitoring at American Diabetes Association from JDC

 At Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre, in addition to blood glucose monitoring with glucometer, Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is also advised to selected diabetes patients since 2005.........


Memory loss in Diabetes: Molecules identified

Many complications of diabetes, including kidney disease, foot problems and vision problems are generally well recognized. But the disease's impact on the brain is often overlooked..........


New Treatments for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes by Brown fat activation mechanism

A study published in Diabetologia, Oct. 10, 2011 shows that activating brown adipose tissue through targeted inhibition of the cannabinoid receptor 1(CB1),could effectively reduce........


Molecule That Prevents Type 1 Diabetes in Mice and Human cells Discovered

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found a specific molecule that can prevent the development of type 1 diabetes in mice and has a similar effect on human cells........


Caution! Low-salt diets increase cholesterol, triglycerides, and other Diabetes risk factors

A meta-analysis published in Nov. 9, 2011 in the American Journal of Hypertension confirms that low-sodium diets trigger a negative chain reaction in the body that increases the risk .........


Diabetes Medicine Updates

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , Eli Lilly and Company  and Alkermes, Inc. announced that the FDA  has acknowledged the companies’ BYDUREON™ (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension) resubmission. The FDA has categorized.........


JDC Updates

The World Diabetes Day Camp at JDC 1 was inaugurated by Padmashree Prof.O.N.V.Kurup on 11 Nov 2011. The camp had more than 300 participants listening to the diabetes ........


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