Dear Friends,

We are releasing the first issue of monthly Diabetes News Letter from Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre titled "JDC Diabetes Gems" on November 14th, 2008 on World Diabetes Day. We will be including local, national and international developments in the field of diabetes. If in case you are not interested in receiving this news letter, kindly reply with "delete" in the subject line. Thank you and have a nice day.


JDC Diabetes Gems Team.
1. World Diabetes Day 2008 (Pictures)
2. Abdominal Adiposity and Risk of Death (November 13, 2008)
3. HbA1c of even 5.4% or more can signify undiagnosed early diabetes /prediabetes.
≥ 6.1% Requires confirmatory fasting plasma glucose
5.5% to 6% May exclude diabetes in moderate-risk but not high-risk groups
≤5.4% May reliably exclude diabetes
4. A Wake-Up Call to Make Changes to Prevent Diabetes
Diabetes prevention starts in womb
Risk Factors for Diabetes
Are you Apple or Pear shaped?
OBESITY-An Emerging Risk Factor for Diabetes and Causes of Obesity
5. Diabscreen Kerala Updates
Our world diabetes day programs in the previous years are available at
The Newsletter team:
Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
Editor Neethu Annie Simon
This newsletter is published for free distribution through the Internet for doctors, patients and public for promoting healthy lifestyles. For enquiries, please contact Sunitha Jothydev, CAO, Jothydev’s Diabetes Centre, Trivandrum - . Please visit: