November is World Diabetes Month. For more than a decade, our group is active in Kerala promoting and propagating educational messages through all possible media. We also share with you our original research works presented at the 42nd RSSDI, the national diabetes convention attended by more than 6000 physicians.

Unproven medications and therapies for diabetes are very common all over the world, many of them resulting in devastating complications. Low testosterone levels in men with diabetes may be an indicator of ensuing heart disease. Mediterranean diet is good for preventing kidney disease in diabetes. Read these and more in this issue of Gems.

This month's video on insulin pumps and artificial pancreas in type 1 diabetes is primarily meant for healthcare professionals. We also share with you some of our World Diabetes Month activities.

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

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The Public Health Impact of Unproven Diabetes Therapies and
the Role of Education
This original research was presented by Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev at the 42nd RSSDI Convention. The paper was co-authored by Dr.Shashank Joshi, Dr.Banshi Saboo, Dr.Arun Shankar and Sunitha Jothydev ........READ MORE

Ensuring Multi drug Compliance in Diabetes: Role of Hospital Pharmacy
This original research was presented by Dr.Arun Shankar at the 42nd RSSDI Convention. The paper was co-authored by Dr.Shashank Joshi, Dr.Banshi Saboo, Dr.Arun Shankar, Gopika Krishnan and Sunitha Jothydev........READ MORE

Diabetic Men with Low Testosterone at Higher Risk of Heart Attack
According to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) men who have low testosterone and type 2 diabetes face a greater risk of developing atherosclerosis – a condition where plaque builds up in the arteries........READ MORE

JDC GEMS Picture of the Month - Begin the day with a healthy breakfast
Gems picture of the month highlights the IDF theme on beginning the day with a healthy breakfast both for the prevention of diabetes and for prevention of complications in diabetes. Click here to visit the pictures and news on our World Diabetes Month related program on healthy breakfast........READ MORE

Protein linked to aging may be useful for controlling diabetes
A new study identified a small protein with a big role in lowering plasma glucose and increasing insulin sensitivity. The study appeared in Diabetes, the journal of the American Diabetes Association........READ MORE

Now Mediterranean diet boosts kidney health as well
A study published in Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) reveals that following Mediterranean-style diet may significantly reduce the risk of developing chronic kidney disease.Dietary patterns that closely resembled the Mediterranean diet were linked with a 50% reduced risk ........READ MORE

Drug and Device Update
The combination of dapagliflozin (Farxiga) and metformin hydrochloride extended release (Xigduo XR) is designed for use with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control. The drug was approved with multiple dosage strengths of dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended release, including 5 mg/500 mg........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Avocado and Orange Sandwich........READ MORE

JDC Updates
World Diabetes Month Activities
As part of World Diabetes Month, free Diabscreen Kerala diabetes awareness, education and detection camp was organized by P. Kesavadev Trust in association with Kottampally Netaji Mathrubhumi Study Circle. Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev emphasised the importance ........READ MORE

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 The Newsletter team:
 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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