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In this issue you may read about the insignificance of glycemic index, snoring and metabolic syndrome, updated flu vaccination recommendations, the beneficial effects of citrus fruits etc.

Our regular issues continue. This month’s video in local language is on type 1 diabetes.

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കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങളിലെ ടൈപ് 1 ഡയബറ്റിസ്
All about Type 1 diabetes: Malayalam video by Jothydev Kesavadev

Snoring increases risk for dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome in young adults
A study by Pablo E. Brockmann, MD, PhD, of the department of pediatric cardiology and pulmonology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago finds that snoring and not sleep duration........READ MORE

Glycemic Control for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Our Evolving Faith in the Face of Evidence
We sought to determine the concordance between the accumulating evidence about the impact of tight versus less tight glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus since the publication........READ MORE

Influenza vaccination: updated recommendations for the 2016-17 season
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) makes 2016-17 recommendation against the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4), and changes........READ MORE

How reliable is glycemic index?
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels.Carbohydrates with a low GI value (55 or less) are more slowly digested........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
In the picture is shown a mobile phone displaying interstitial glucose value displayed in real time. Technologies have advanced so much so that subjects with diabetes........READ MORE

Citrus fruit antioxidants may prevent chronic diseases caused by obesity
Citrus fruits contain several antioxidants that may prevent a range of health concerns. According to a recent article exploring the health benefits of popular foods, citrus fruits may lower ischemic stroke risk........READ MORE

Drug updates
Cannabis derived drug for type 2 diabetes;Findings from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2a trial investigating two different phytocannabinoids in type 2 diabetes patients suggest that a nonpsychoactive analog of a cannabis ........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
JPEF Annual Global Diabetes Convention 2016 - Jothydev’s Professional Education Forum 2 day annual diabetes global convention organized by P. Kesavadev Trust was held on August 20,21 2016 at Vivanta by Taj........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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