The evolution of Modern Medicine has helped the humanity extend the lifespan by 40-50 years. Still, many patients with diabetes fear medications for several reasons, ultimately developing complications and consuming much higher doses of several medications to sustain life. Gems Video illustrates the concerns and solutions related to Drugs in Diabetes.

Other highlights include exercise and genetic risk of diabetes, Dr. Frederick Banting and World Diabetes Day, Advance-On trial results, intestinal microbiota etc.

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Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA

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Exercise may not prevent diabetes in those with high Genetic risk
New study states that the protective effect of physical activity was diminished in those with a higher genetic risk for the disease. Yann C. Klimentidis, PhD( of the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health........READ MORE

Advance-On trial: benefits of long term blood pressure control in diabetes proven
The results of the ADVANCE-ON trial released at the ESC Congress in Barcelona and at the EASD Congress in Vienna which demonstrated that strict blood pressure control diminished overall and cardiovascular death during that time. However........READ MORE

JDC GEMS Picture of the Month

Dr. Frederick Banting & World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day, held on 14 November, marks the birthday of Frederick Banting, one of the two men who first successfully used insulin to treat Type1 diabetes in 1922. It was an important discovery that ultimately enabled those with the condition to lead normal lives........READ MORE

New Stem Cell Research lights flames of hope for type 1 diabetes
Researchers have developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin. Stem cells are essentially undifferentiated cells that can be induced into becoming specialized cells that are tissue- or organ-specific........READ MORE

Intestinal bacteria (gut microbiota) and diabetes
Emerging research is examining how gut microbiota may contribute to type 2 diabetes risk. Gut microbiota densely populate the digestive tract, playing a crucial role in the normal structure and development of a healthy mucosal immune system and affecting uptake of nutrients........READ MORE

Diabetes Diet should not be any different from Non-Diabetes Diet
New research suggests that not having diabetes is no excuse to consume an unhealthy diet and those without the disease should eat the same way diabetics do, according to a press release. The study, published in the European Association for the Study of Diabetes........READ MORE

Grapefruit and Metformin has same effect in Diabetes?
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE found that grape fruit works just as well as the common diabetes pill metformin in lowering harmful blood sugars. US researchers have found that the so-called "grapefruit diet" which was popular in the Seventies and Eighties........READ MORE

Ebola could be the worst heath crisis
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a disease of humans and other mammals caused by ebola viruses. The spread of Ebola between people occurs only by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of a person after symptoms have developed. In March 2014, the World Health Organization........READ MORE

Drug and Device update
The Telcare Blood Glucose Meter (BGM) with a color screen and cellular connectivity that automatically uploads your blood sugars to the cloud. It serves as an essential transition step for glucose meters by adding cloud storage and analytics while retaining a familiarity........READ MORE

Recipe of the month - Glass Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce
1. In a large glass bowl combine bean threads and thawed edamame; pour enough boiling water over to cover completely. Cover and let stand 15 to 20 minutes or until edamame is tender. Drain well; rinse with cold water and drain again. Snip noodles five or six times........READ MORE

Free Diabscreen Kerala Camp at Punalur: 17 October 2014
Diabscreen Kerala Free Camp at Varkala: September 28, 2014 ........READ MORE

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