Issue 36 October 2011

Dear Friends,

In this month’s Gems we have included the oral presentation from Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre at American Diabetes Association Scientific Convention, San Diego on the successful use of Diabetes Tele Management System (DTMS®) at our centre. Other highlights include the link between diabetes & dementia, benefits of a good night sleep and vitamin D as an effective weapon in the crusade against diabetes. The video presentation by Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev is on the use of multiple drugs in diabetes management-pros and cons.

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JDC Diabetes Gems Team
Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centre, Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA

Multiple drugs in diabetes: good or bad?
Oral Presentation from Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre at American Diabetes Association, San Diego, California 2011

 In an oral presentation at American Diabetes Association, San Diego, California this year, Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev lectured on ‘A1c, BP and LDL goals: Successful Use of Telemedicine .........


Study results strengthen Diabetes and Dementia Link

A new study published in ‘Neurology’ suggests that diabetes is a significant risk factor for the development of dementia, especially Alzheimer's disease (AD).........


Adult weight gain can be predicted in childhood!!!

In an 8 year Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development by Laura E. Pryor, MSc, and colleagues (from the National Institute of Health and Medical Research........


Untreated Asthma leads to Poor Glycemic Control in Diabetic Children

 Yoga may help people with type 2 diabetes take off a small amount of weight and steady their blood sugar control. The study, of 123 middle-aged and older adults,........


Eight hours sleep in teenage helps Diabetes Control

A new study conducted on a group of 62 teenagers, found that both blood glucose and insulin levels remained at optimum levels in the youths who got seven and a half to eight and a half hours.........


Vitamin D beneficial in prevention of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A new study shows that people with a good supply of vitamin D have a reduced risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, while individuals with lower concentrations of vitamin D in their blood have a higher risk.........


Diabetes Medicine Updates

1.Cellnovo Mobile Diabetes Management System Receives CE Approval........

2. FDA approves combination therapy Juvisync........


JDC Updates

Obesity Camp at JDC 1........


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The Newsletter team:
 Chief Editor
Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev
 Managing editor Sunitha Jothydev
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 Editor Neethu Annie Simon (Unit head, JDC2, Kochi)
 Scientific Editor Gopikakrishnan G R .(Research Pharmacist, JDC1, Trivandrum)
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