One more world diabetes month is over. We were actively participating since the year 1999. In this issue, we have our WDD activities in addition to the usual features.

Our newly published scientific article on the success of using telemanagement in diabetes to reduce future costs is also briefed. Isnt it interesting that abdominal fat in pregnancy may predict gestational diabetes? Read this and more in this issue.

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Preventing Kidney disease in diabetes:
4 tips!! by Jothydev Kesavadev

Intensive BP control benefits all patients
Using intensive treatment to lower blood pressure below currently recommended targets significantly reduces rates of major cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack among a wide range of high-risk patients. ........READ MORE

Abdominal Fat in Pregnancy Predicts GDM
Abdominal adiposity is a predictive marker of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) appearing later in pregnancy, says a prospective cohort study published in Diabetes Care ........READ MORE

Burst Exercise in Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients Improves Cardiac Function
A study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology shows that high-intensity physical activity may improve cardiac function in patients with diabetes. The researchers compared the impacts of high intensity burst........READ MORE

Potassium-rich diets prevents kidney disease in diabetes (but not in established Kidney Disease!)
Type 2 diabetes significantly increases an individual's chance of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Potassium is a vital mineral involved in the normal functioning of all the cells........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre and P. Kesavadev Trust have illuminated the Central Railway Station in Trivandrum on 14th November 2015 on World Diabetes Day.........READ MORE

Telemedicine for diabetes care: An Indian perspective - feasibility and efficacy
........READ MORE

Drug and device update
Invented to replace insulin injections for diabetes, the Smart Insulin Patch is a joint effort between diabetes doctors and biomedical engineers that could revolutionize how people with diabetes keep their blood glucose........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Hot and sweet toast ........READ MORE

JDC Updates
World Diabetes Day Celebrations 2015........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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