Novo Nordisk annual diabetes update is a nation wide major diabetes update
programme for doctors. Regional update for Kerala doctors was held this
year at Munnar on August 26 and 27, 2006. Dr Anil Shinde, Medical Director
of Norvo Nordisk was the master of ceremony. Regional Manager Pratap Kumar
welcomed the gathering. Dr Mohan Badgandi, Head of Endocrinology at Manipal
hospital, Bangalore and Dr Jothydev Kesavadev were the two speakers.
Audience comprised of physicians, diabetologists, endocrinologists and other
doctors from various parts of Kerala (Trivandrum, Kollam, Pathanamthitta,
Palai, Manjeri, Kasargode, Kannur, Kozhikode, Mananthavadi, Kochi,
Thiruvalla etc) and they very actively participated in the discussions.
Dr.Jothydev spoke on "Newer Insulin Delivery Devices"
Insulin pumps are the best but still very expensive.Novopen is a cost
effective option and is accurate, painless and easy to carry around.
Insulin jet injectors are not that painless; it can produce bruises and
should not be used routinely.
Jothydev also spoke on new real time paradigm pump.Oral insulins are being
developed by Nobex in association with Biocon, India.
Inhaled insulins have to come to the market.Novo is working on Arex which is
a liquid formulation and can deliver insulin in Arex units and helps in fine
Other speakers included
1. Dr.Tom Babu,
Lakshmi Hospital, Cochin.
2. Dr.Mohan Badgandi,
Endocrinologists, Manipal, Hospital, Bangalore.
3. Dr.Debashish das.MD.
Medical Advisor, Novo Nordisk,
Posted in this page are few pictures of the CME.
Dr Jothydev and Sunitha Jothydev stayed at Tea County (KTDC hotel) where the
CME programme was organized.