Foot amputations, heart attacks and kidney diseases have always been a cause of worry in diabetes patients. Now we have a drug which can significantly reduce all the three and this has been proven in well-conducted controlled global studies; it’s Liraglutide(Victoza).

Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev was presented with the ‘Diacon Gold Medal Oration Award’ at the International Diabetes Convention, Ahmedabad, which forms the Gems picture of the month.

The 14th P.Kesavadev Awards was given away by Hon. Governor of Kerala Shri.Retd Justice P.Sathasivam. The Kesavadev Literary Award was won by Shri. Prabha Varma and the Kesavadev Diabscreen Kerala Award by Lt. Col. (Hony). V. Mohanlal.

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Liraglutide Lowers the Risk for Foot Amputation in Type 2 Diabetes
A study recently published in Diabetes Care notes that patients with type 2 diabetes who took liraglutide were at a lower risk for foot amputation. Researchers completed a post hoc analysis on data collected during the........READ MORE

Follow-Up Before Diagnosis Improved Metabolic Control in Children with T1D
Children at increased risk of developing Type 1 diabetes and who were enrolled in longitudinal follow-up before being diagnosed with diabetes have better metabolic control when they are diagnosed, and the positive effect........READ MORE

Vitamin D Improves Gum Health and Prevents Diabetes
A new paper draws interesting links between gum infections, a reduced level of vitamin D, and diabetes. This marks the first time that the joint effects of periodontitis and vitamin D deficiency on diabetes have been examined.........READ MORE

Eating Crickets May Improve Gut Health
What do you think about having a snack of crickets? Tone down that weird look, please be informed that this is a diet rich in proteins, far better in CO2 emission control, and improves your gut health in a remarkable way.........READ MORE

Fish Oil Supplements Found Not Beneficial for Preventing Vascular Events or Mortality in Patients with Diabetes
Increased fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids [FA]) intake has been associated with reduced cardiovascular (CV) risk and based on trials conducted in the 1980s and 1990s, omega-3 FA supplements are recommended for secondary........READ MORE

Gems Picture of the Month
Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev was presented with the ‘Diacon Gold Medal Oration Award’ during the occasion of International Diabetes Convention, Ahmedabad held on 21st September, 2018........READ MORE

HbA1c Variability Identified to Be a Strong, Independent Predictor of All-Cause Mortality in T2DM Subjects
According to a study published by Dr. Emanuela Orsi from University of Milan, Italy, and his team in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, HbA1c variability has been identified as a strong,........READ MORE

Drug Update
Dapagliflozin receives positive results in Phase III DECLARE-TIMI 58 cardiovascular outcomes trial........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans and Corn........READ MORE

JDC Updates
14th P.Kesavadev Awards was given away by Hon. Governor of Kerala Shri.Retd Justice P.Sathasivam at Hotel Hilton Garden Inn during a prestigious ceremony........READ MORE

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 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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