Do you know, we have a new device for injecting insulin? A blessing to those on multiple daily injections and brittle diabetes - the ''i-Port Advance'' which is featured in Gems video this month.

The opening article 'Unproven therapies for diabetes and their implications' written by key opinion leaders across the country provides a clear and detailed explanation on the widely prevalent unscientific therapies which again is one of the major reasons for failure and complications of diabetes.

The other articles include bi-directional relationship between fatty liver and cardiovascular disease,Vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnancy and risk of diabetes, why it is difficult to maintain a weight loss etc. Our regular updates - Gems picture of the month, Recipe of the month and Drug updates continue.

JDC Update is on the World Diabetes Month activities of Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centers,Trivandrum & Kochi.

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Unproven Therapies for Diabetes and Their Implications
This review article on the use of unproven therapies for diabetes, initiated from Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre and published in ‘Advances in Therapy’ journal calls for Patient........READ MORE

Fatty liver disease contributes to cardiovascular disease and vice versa
For the first time, researchers have shown that a bi-directional relationship exists between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. The findings, which appear online........READ MORE

Insufficient Vitamin B12 in pregnancy may raise offspring's diabetes risk
Children born to mothers who had vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy may be at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders, a new study presented........READ MORE

Proteins as biomarkers for type 1 diabetes?
Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear. A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partners in the German........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Diab Sand Art was one among the 30 diabetes awareness campaigns we conducted as part of World Diabetes Month 2016. Diab Sand Art stands unique and this is the first time in the world.........READ MORE

Losing Weight Increases Hunger, and so difficult to maintain weight
New study reveals the reasons for failure of maintaining that hard earned weight loss. When you lose weight, you will consume more calories than necessary to maintain the lower weight through........READ MORE

Drug updates
FDA approves Xultophy - New Indication for Empagliflozin - Implantable CGMS await FDA approval........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Fish Cutlet - 1. Take water in a pan and bring it to a boil. Add the fish fillets to the water and let it cook nicely (till the fish turns opaque).........READ MORE

JDC Updates
WORLD DIABETES MONTH ACTIVITES NOVEMBER 2016 - Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev receives RSSDI Fellowship for diabetes........READ MORE

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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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