Dear Friends,

Diabetes is once again in the headlines but obviously for the wrong reasons! Global health statistics cites diabetes among other reasons as one of the contributors to the disappointing decline in the life expectancy.

The Diab Sand Art, the theme of this issue is a reminder to screen early to prevent complications in eyes, heart, foot and kidney.

Minimed 670G is the first hybrid closed loop system with improved sensor accuracy.Our other regular updates continue. The video in local language calls for a pledge to put an end to adoption of unscientific therapies  in diabetes which is evolving as a major reason for future disabilities and enormous increase in cost of therapy.

On this world diabetes day, we wish all our friends and well wishers a life free of diabetes and its complications!

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JDC Diabetes Gems Team
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U. S. citizens die earlier in comparison to other wealthy nations: Diabetes a major concern!!!
The United States is far behind other advanced nations when it comes to infant mortality and the life expectancy of its citizens, according to a comprehensive review of global health statistics, published in the October edition of Lancet. Diabetes, drugs, smoking, high blood pressure and guns contribute to disappointing statistics in this new global report.........READ MORE

Dementia in patients with type 2 diabetes related to APOE genetic variation
Dementia in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with apolipoprotein E (APOE) genetic variation, with E2 and E4 carriers performing worse than E3 carriers in memory and global cognition.........READ MORE

Novel glucose-sensing technology and hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes
A new glucose monitoring device reduced by more than one-third the time adults with well-controlled type 1 diabetes spent in hypoglycemia, according to new research published in The Lancet.........READ MORE

Exercise hormone irisin sheds fat,  helps people stay slender
Research led by the University of Florida researcher Dr. Li-Jun Yang, finds that while exercising, a hormone is released that not only helps the body shed fat, but also prevents it from forming.........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
The US Food & Drug Administration has approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump and Guardian continuous glucose monitoring sensor, Guardian Sensor 3. ........READ MORE

Chocolates show cardiovascular biomarker improvements
To the tantalizing delight of chocolate lovers everywhere, a number of recent studies employing various methods have suggested that compounds in cocoa called flavanols could benefit cardiovascular health.........READ MORE

Drug updates
In LixiLan-L trial which evaluated the efficacy and safety of LixiLan (iGlarLixi), a novel, titratable, fixed-ratio combination of insulin glargine (iGlar) (100 units) and lixisenatide,........READ MORE

Recipe of the month
Dhokla - In a bowl add gram flour (besan), Curd and water, Mix well and make a smooth batter. The batter should be of thick consistency, Add salt and set aside for 4 hours covered with a lid........READ MORE

JDC Updates
Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev lectured on Diabetes: Therapy advances in the past 4 years at Neurology Club on 26th October at Residency Towers, Trivandrum. ........READ MORE

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 The Newsletter team:

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 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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