The 84th issue of Gems reaches you with wishes of Diwali. We have for you the good news on the newer class of medications and newer gadgets launched in India ensuring better safety and efficacy.

Gems video this month primarily focuses on healthcare professionals with a descriptive coverage of Empa Reg outcome trial which has come out with some surprising results of reducing the risk of death in diabetes. Gems Picture of the Month is former Miss Kerala and proponent for type 1 diabetes Ms. Indu Thampy with her new 640G.

Other highlights include timing of blood pressure medications, risk of skipping breakfast, stress in childhood and future risk of diabetes, JDC updates etc.

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JDC Diabetes Gems Team
Jothydev's Diabetes and Research Centres
Trivandrum and Kochi, Kerala, INDIA
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Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev

Young adults with weight gain have a higher risk for diabetes
Data from 3 cohort studies reveals that younger adults are at a higher risk for developing diabetes compared to older adults with similar weight profiles. The aim of the study was to determine whether duration and degree........READ MORE

Blood pressure medication before bed could lower risk of diabetes
A new study says taking hypertension medication at bedtime significantly improved sleep time blood pressure while also reducing the risk of diabetes. Two studies conducted by researchers from the University of Vigo in Spain........READ MORE

Breakfast skipping deregulates glycemic control
A randomized, open-label, cross-over clinical trial finds that having breakfast daily is important for the 24-hour regulation of blood glucose. Skipping breakfast has been shown to increase HbA1C and all-day postprandial........READ MORE

Childhood stress may raise risk for diabetes, heart disease in adulthood
Children who experience high levels of stress may be at greater risk for diabetes and heart disease later in life, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
The celebrity film actress and former Miss Kerala Ms. Indu Thampy who is a type 1 diabetes patient herself and under care of the team at Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centre........READ MORE

A glass of wine a day may help keep the diabetologist away
A new two-year-long study on people with diabetes, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that drinking a moderate amount of wine is good for your health. In order to test the influence of wine on people with diabetes........READ MORE

Drug and device update
First glucose-lowering agent to show CV benefit in outcome trial- Empagliflozin........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Paneer Green Roll | Crumble the paneer and keep aside.Heat oil in a pan.Add cumin seeds and crackle them. Then add onions. When the onions become light brown colour, add chopped ginger-garlic paste . saute till the raw aroma........READ MORE

JDC Updates
The new SGLT2 inhibitor Empagliflozin was launched in Trivandrum at Jothydev’s Professional Education CME conducted at Vivanta by Taj, Trivandrum on 24th October 2015.
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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)

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