Issue 25, November 2010
Dear Friends,

November 14, 2010 World Diabetes Day. The theme this year is 'Let's control diabetes now..' Our video this month is a journey through our World Diabetes Day events over the years.

This Second Anniversary issue is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Christopher Saudek MD, the pioneer in implantable insulin pump research and a very good friend of Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre.

Beta cells do not replicate post age 30 years and it is applicable for both T1 and T2 diabetes. The first article sheds light on this new study results based on carbon-dating analysis.

Study results show that even short course of insulin also improves quality of life significantly and scientists found out a new reason for insulin resistance. Second and third articles describe these research results respectively.

Slim body may also contain lots of internal fat, as shown by research team using MRI scans and Obese fathers increase their offspring's diabetes risk. You can gather more information from the diet section.

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Remembering Christopher Saudek
On October 6, 2010, we lost the pioneer in the development of implantable insulin pumps, Dr.Christopher Saudek. He was 68 years as he lost his long battle with metastatic melanoma. 'Chris', as he was lovely called upon by his friends was a close associate of our director Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev..........
Beta cells stop replication by age 30
 New study reveasl that beta cells-responsible for making insulin in the human body do not replicate after the age of 30. Researchers found that the number of beta cells remains static post age 30, by using radioactive carbon 14 produced by ground nuclear testing in the 1950s and '60s..........
Even brief course of insulin improves quality of life
New study shows that even short-term Intensive Insulin Therapy (IIT) in Type 2 diabetes can improve Quality Of Life (QOL) and treatment satisfaction..........
Liver hormone can cause insulin Resistance
The liver may regulate glucose homeostasis by modulating the sensitivity/resistance of peripheral tissues to insulin, thanks to the production of secretory proteins called "hepatokines”. New study published in the ..........
When to start dialysis? early or late?
Chronic Kidney Disease is increasing at incredible numbers. When should dialysis be started? Some centers prefer it early and others late. A study published online on Nov 8, 2010 by Arch Intern Med indicates that early start of hemodialysis could in fact be harmful. ..........
Obese fathers beware! offspring At risk for developing diabetes
Were you obese when you became a father? If yes, then check out for diabetes in your children. In other words, maintaining a healthy body weight will help prevent diabetes in the offspring. ..........
Size zero doesn't always mean healthy
Slim body may still have dangerously high levels of fat, according to the British Medical Research Council. Even super-slim people could have high levels of internal fat collected around their vital organs like heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas, doctors demonstrated.........

Diabetes Medicine Updates
1. Diabetes drug Linagliptin shows effective reduction in blood sugar level in phase lll trial.
2. Weight-loss drug Lorcaserin found to be effective for Diabetes Treatment
3. Rosiglitazone banned in India ..........

JDC Updates
As in the previous years, World Diabetes day was celebrated as a mega event in JDC. The free camp was inaugurated by Hon. Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. Also present were LDF Convenor, Vaikkom Viswam, Sivankutty MLA and a few other celebrities...........

The Newsletter team:
 Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
 Sub Editor Dr. Arun Shankar
 Editor Neethu Annie Simon
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