JPEF 2019


This issue of JDC Diabetes Gems is filled with interesting articles such as the role of early insulin initiation in preventing eGFR decline, beneficial metabolic effects of a regular sleep schedule, avocados as a substitution for carbohydrates etc. Gems video of the month is on diabetes and sexual dysfunction. Our regular updates such as Gems Picture of the month, Gems recipe, drug updates and JDC updates continue in this issue too.

We also have some interesting updates for you in Gems picture of the month, Gems video, Gems receipe etc. We have also started accepting applications for P.Kesavadev JPEF Award for Young Researcher in Diabetes with an aim to promote original research in diabetes. For more details please visit the JPEF 2019 website.

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Early Insulin Initiation Associated with Prevention of eGFR Decline
This original research from Jothydev’s Diabetes Research Centre was presented at the 79th Scientific Sessions of American Diabetes Association at San Francisco from 7-11 June 2019. The study team headed by Dr.Jothydev Kesavadev included........READ MORE

New Oral Cholesterol Drug Could Help Statin Intolerant Patients
A new class of oral cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins due to side effects. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine has findings from the study to to test the effectiveness and safety........READ MORE

Regular sleep schedule benefits metabolic health
Having a regular habit of going to bed and waking up could protect metabolic health. A new study has linked the habit to a lower chance of developing risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol.........READ MORE

Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes
Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, compared to adults who had the same procedure. Results, which are from an NIH-funded........READ MORE

Avocados, as a substitution for carbohydrates, can suppress hunger without adding calories
A new study released by the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction........READ MORE

Gems picture of the month
DTMS­® and Early Insulin prevents Kidney Disease........READ MORE

Drug & Device Uupdates
FDA Approves Victoza for Children 10 Years and Older | Teplizumab found to delay clinical diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes........READ MORE

Recipe of the Month
Pumpkin Soup: Add the pumpkin pieces and sauté over a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously ........READ MORE

JDC Updates
June 7-11, 2019: American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, | May 13, 2019: 24 x 7 Live program | May 16, 2019: Webinar | May 12, 2019: Diabetes Expert Forum at Kochi........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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