Jothydev spoke to a gathering of around 100 ayurvedic physicians on "An
introduction to newer developments in diabetes" at Hotel Sudarsan in Kollam.
Whatever be the modality of treatment, the ultimate aim should be to sustain
the targets of treatment and preventing the complications occurring in the
vital organs. The programme was organized by Ayurvedic Medical Association
of India, Kollam district committee. Seen in the picture along with Dr.
Jothydev is Dr Asokan, senior physician.
One question and answer
Que: Are there any drugs in modern medicine, which will help the re growth
of beta cells in the pancreas?
Ans: Jothydev: There are several new drugs in the pipeline, which helps in
the regeneration of beta cells. They are called DPP-4 inhibitors. Early
initiation of insulin therapy, glitazones etc.etc. by preventing
glucotoxicity and lipotoxicity will also help prevent degradation of beta
cell mass. .
More about Dpp-4 inhibitors : visit