Thyroid disorders often remain undiagnosed and unnoticed. At EASD Austria, from Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centre, we presented an observation among 7402 patients with type 2 diabetes and significance of high prevalence of hypothyroidism. The symptoms of tiredness, weight gain, forgetfulness are easily confused with that of high blood sugars and hypoglycemia.

Gems video of the month is on the 'Use of insulin pump therapy in type 2 diabetes'.

Gems Picture of the Month features Oscar Minkowski who way back in 1889 described diabetes in pancreatectomised dogs. Other stories include the increased risk of Atrial Fibrillation in diabetes patients, how regular breakfast decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes in children etc.

Gems Recipe of the month, Drug Updates and JDC Updates continue in this issue.

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Trivandrum, Kerala, INDIA

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Prevalence of undetected thyroid disorders in subjects with diabetes in South India:a cohort analysis
This original research from Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centre was presented at the 50th European Association for the Study of Diabetes(EASD) Annual Meeting in September 2014. The research was headed by Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev.........READ MORE

Diabetes Increases the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation is a strong risk factor for the occurrence of stroke and emboldened occlusion of major vessels to vital organs. New study reveals that, younger the age at diabetes onset, the greater the likelihood........READ MORE

Repeat Thyroid FNAC may not be required
Most authorities recommend repeating fine-needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules when an initial FNA yields nondiagnostic results. In a single-center study, Rhode Island researchers sought to determine outcomes of this practice.........READ MORE

Weight Loss Is Greater with Low-Carbohydrate than with Low-Fat Diets
Low-carbohydrate diets are increasingly popular, but concerns have arisen that such diets, compared with traditional low-fat diets, might have adverse cardiovascular (CV) consequences.........READ MORE

JDC GEMS Picture of the Month - Oskar Minkowski (1858-1931)
Born in Alexoten, near Kaunas, now in Lithuania, on 13 January 1858. Oskar Minkowski was legendary for his manual dexterity, and performed the world’s first successful hepatectomy (successful in that the creature did not expire immediately)........READ MORE

Regular Breakfast associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes in Children
Study conducted by Angela Donin of St.George's University of London and colleagues, found that regular breakfast consumption, particularly involving consumption of a high fibre cereal, could protect........READ MORE

Heart protection eliminated by a sugar driven product
Methylglyoxal is a sugar derived substance produced by the breakdown of sugar. This compound is increased in the circulation in people with diabetes.Researchers discovered that methylglyoxal (MG)........READ MORE

Recipe of the month - Buckwheat Dhoklas
Buckwheat Dhoklas ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil Recipe)........READ MORE

Devices and Drug Updates
Abbott FreeStyle Libre Flash Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, Ozurdex approved in EU for treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema, FDA allows marketing of first ZnT8Ab autoantibody test to help diagnose type 1 diabetes........READ MORE

Jothydev's Professional Education Forum(JPEF)
Annual Convention: Aug 16-17, 2014
Jothydev's Professional Education Forum(JPEF) Annual Convention 2014 was held at Hotel Hilton Garden Inn on August 16 & 17, 2014. The 2 day convention discussed and debated on the various aspects and challenges of diabetes management and allied specialities.........READ MORE

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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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