Warm welcome to the JPEF Annual Diabetes Global Convention 2017. We are with a priceless gift this month for the scientific community and Health care professionals. Scientific videos of lectures on various contemporary topics by top faculty: from Jothydev's Professional Education Forum 2016 annual global convention is online. The opening article in our current Gems issue is regarding the importance of continuing statins after adverse reactions.

Other articles included in this issue consists of – a study that point towards the link between obstructive sleep apnea and sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy, insights into the findings by Cleveland Clinic researchers that sheds light on a possible way to manipulate the microbiome with therapeutics to combat our obesity and diabetes epidemic, a study published in Canadian Medical Association Journal suggesting that artificial sweeteners may be associated with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, etc.

Our regular updates - Gems picture of the month, Recipe of the month, JDC updates and Drug updates continue.

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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 Percent
The first ever sex-specific study in Aarhus University in Denmark , which investigated the effect of spousal obesity shows that men are more likely to develop diabetes if their wife is obese, but women living with overweight men are not at greater risk.........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
Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre (JDC) is a leader in technologies in diabetes care with patients coming from all over the world for deployment of advanced insulin pumps and Artificial Pancreas.........READ MORE

GM Soybean oil Causes Less Obesity and Insulin Resistance but is Harmful to Liver Function
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested genetically-modified (GM) soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil..........READ MORE

Drug Updates
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novo Nordisk’s fast-acting insulin to treat diabetes. The product, named as Fiasp........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
1.Heat the oil in a non stick kadhai on a high flame, add the spring onion whites and sauté for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.........READ MORE

JDC Updates
1.GLP1 Update CME for Doctors.
2.Diabetes Awareness Camp at Punnakkamugal, Trivandrum........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)