Globally, November 14th is observed as World Diabetes Day (WDD). The theme for WDD 2017 was Women and Diabetes. Diabetes is the 9th leading cause of death in women and one in seven births is affected by gestational diabetes. JDC as in the previous years was very much active in spreading the WDD messages among the public by means of its month-long initiatives such as diabetes awareness and screening camps, educational messages through different media, Blue monument lighting etc. Gems Video in this issue will provide you with a glimpse of these events.

Drug update includes one of our recently published article that revealed the benefit of Sitagliptin (100 mg) over glimepiride (1–3 mg) as an add-on therapy in Indian T2DM patients on treatment With Insulin and Metformin (SWIM study).

A new research published in ‘Diabetes Care’ reveals that HbA1c levels may be used to predict T2DM. Other articles include the role of endogenous vitamin D levels in preventing T1D, benefits of having a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in reducing T2D risk etc. Our regular updates - Gems picture of the month, Recipe of the month, JDC updates continue.

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WDD2017 Activites by P Kesavadev Trust & JDC


HbA1c Level as a Predictor of Future Type 2 Diabetes Risk
A new study conducted by Leong et. al, published in the journal ‘Diabetes Care’, has revealed the usefulness of HbA1c levels as a predictive factor for type 2 diabetes risk.........READ MORE

The Sun-shine Vitamin Might Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Researchers lead by Jill Norris, Ph.D., of the Colorado School of Public Health at CU Anschutz in Aurora, CO, found that higher levels of vitamin D may help to prevent islet autoimmunity.........READ MORE

Omega-6 Could Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk by 35%
Eating a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a third, a new review published in the George Institute for Global Health in Australia concludes.........READ MORE

New Insulin Sensitizers Sans Harmful Effects on the way
A root cause of type 2 diabetes is a condition known as insulin resistance, in which cells stop responding to commands from the hormone that regulates glucose (sugar) storage.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Trivandrum's artistic icon Matsyakanyaka, at Shankumugham Beach was lit in blue colour as part of the Diabetes public awareness campaign during this year's World Diabetes Day. This initiative was done jointly by P. Kesavadev Trust and Jothydev's Diabetes Hospital & Research Centre.........READ MORE

GM Soybean oil Causes Less Obesity and Insulin Resistance but is Harmful to Liver Function
Consumption of soybean oil is increasing worldwide and parallels a rise in obesity. Being rich in unsaturated fats, especially linoleic acid, soybean oil is considered healthy, and yet it induces obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, and fatty liver.........READ MORE

Drug Updates
An original research study conducted at JDC,‘Sitagliptin 100 mg vs glimepiride 1–3mg as an add-on to insulin and metformin in type 2 diabetes (SWIM)’ was published in‘Endocrine Connections’ in October 2017. This 24-week, controlled, open-label study.........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
1.Dry roast the ragi flour on low flame till a nice aroma comes. It takes about 3-4 minutes. This step takes off the earthy flavor of ragi and makes the end product very tasty.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
1.World Diabetes Month JPEF CME Series.
2.World Diabetes Month Activities 2017.........READ MORE

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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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