Yes; this is the tenth-anniversary issue of Gems.

Exactly ten years ago, on November 14, 2008 on World Diabetes Day the first issue of Gems was published by the team consisting of Neethu Annie Ajai, Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev, Dr. Arun Shankar and Sunitha Jothydev. Soon it was realised that physicians, patients and public were searching for a reliable source to get true scientific information with unbiased content. In 2011, Gopika Krishnan joined as the Scientific Editor and in 2017 Lakshmy Ramachandran also joined the team. Currently, we have millions of readers all over the world and we always respect the comments and suggestions from our readers for improving the content.

The strengths of JDC Gems are:

  1. The original team remains the same
  2. The project remains totally free of sponsor banners and is solely funded by the P.Kesavadev Trust, a charity organisation.
  3. Not even a single issue was missed in the past 10 years.

This anniversary issue (Issue no.121) is released on the November 14, World Diabetes Day 2018. It is from the encouragement of friends and physicians all over the world that we gather the strength to continue our efforts. A million thanks from Gems Team and let us together continue to fight diabetes.

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Post-Lunch Snacking Can Effectively Lower Post-Prandial Glucose in T2D
A recent study published in Diabetes & Metabolism observes that snacks consumption well separated from lunch, in the mid-afternoon may be an easier and effective way to suppress postprandial glucose levels and glycaemic excursions in ........READ MORE

Higher Risk of Alcohol- and Suicide-Related Death in Diabetes
A new study, which appears in the latest edition of European Journal of Endocrinology uncovers a worrying association: people who have any form of diabetes are more likely to die by suicide, causes related to alcohol consumption, or due to an accident.........READ MORE

Metformin- New Insights on an Old Drug
Canadian and British researchers have discovered how the frontline Type 2 diabetes drug metformin may work to help cells better take up and use glucose. Their study, published in the journal Cell, may also explain other........READ MORE

Adopt Vegan Diet to Reduce Diabetes
The potential benefits of eating a plant-based diet have expanded once again. A new paper concludes that, for people with diabetes, cutting out animal products improves glucose control and well-being in addition to boosting weight loss.........READ MORE

Rates of Diabetes-Related Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputations Again on the Rise Among the U.S. Adults
According to the International Diabetes Federation, amputation is 10 to 20 times more common among people with diabetes than in those without. Every 30 seconds a lower limb or part of a lower........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Exactly ten years ago, on November 14, 2008 on World Diabetes Day, the first issue of Gems was published by the team consisting of Neethu Annie Ajai, Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev, Dr. Arun Shankar and Sunitha Jothydev........READ MORE

Is Maternal Diabetes a Risk Factor for ADHD?
A study published in Diabetes Care which examined the relative importance of maternal preexisting type 1 diabetes (T1D), preexisting type 2 diabetes (T2D), and gestational diabetes mellitus........READ MORE

Drug Update
Invokana® (Canagliflozin) Approved for Cardiovascular Benefits ........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Veggie Sausage-Cheddar Frittata........READ MORE

JDC Updates
World Diabetes Month Activities: Diabetes Awareness Class at Women’s College, Trivandrum, 12 November 2018 | IDF Diabetes Complications Congress, Hyderabad, 25-27 October 2018........READ MORE

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 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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