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I am a physician, a family medicine specialist with a focus on total health, diversity, and Washington, DC.

In 2007, I decided to relocate to our nation’s capital, from Seattle, Washington, to further my interests while continuing to live in the future. I believe in open leadership, sharing, and freedom from conflict of interest.

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Updated February, 2019. Featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

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Thanks for Publishing my Photo of the 2019 Vermont Avenue Garden Blooms Party, PoPville, in ย โ€œBest places to volunteer?โ€

Thanks for Publishing my Photo of the 2019 Vermont Avenue Garden Blooms Party, PoPville, in ย โ€œBest places to volunteer?โ€

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @Popville, in this post. It’s of the 2019 Vermont Avenue Garden Blooms (and Work) Party. The answer to the question in the title of course, is “there are many, this is Washington, DC.” Additional photos from Vermont Avenue are below. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? With Frank Smith, PhD, visionary Executive …

Part 9: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: An unrequested oral glucose tolerance test

Part 9: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: An unrequested oral glucose tolerance test

The chart above is not the PQRS of an EKG, it’s a blood glucose spike, followed with a brief hypoglycemic episode. Both events were asymptomatic – I had no idea they happened until I checked continuous glucose monitor readings later. What must have happened is the diet soda I ordered at our favorite beer garden …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Go Home Already | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Go Home Already | DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It’s of a beautiful dusk view of Georgetown, as taken from @kencen. We were there to celebrate the beautiful voice of Tiffany Lynn Royster, and the future in general. It’s what we do in Washington. Additional photos below, enjoy. Plus, area activists are bailing out black mothers before …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in A ‘Modest Yet Adequate’ Living For A Family In The D.C. Area? $105,539 | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in A 'Modest Yet Adequate' Living For A Family In The D.C. Area? $105,539 | DCist

Thanks for publishing my photograph, in this piece, @DCist, written by @ellywyu. Interestingly, this is the same piece syndicated from @WAMU885 (see Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in A Family Needs To Make $105,539 A Year To Live โ€˜Modestlyโ€™ In The D.C. Region | WAMU), instead of choosing a capitol dome view, this is a …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in A Family Needs To Make $105,539 A Year To Live ‘Modestly’ In The D.C. Region | WAMU

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in A Family Needs To Make $105,539 A Year To Live 'Modestly' In The D.C. Region | WAMU

Thanks for publishing my photograph in this piece on affordability in Washington, DC, @WAMU885, in this piece by @ellywyu. The photograph was taken several cameras ago, several large real estate projects ago, in Washington, DC. That doesn’t include things like student loan debt, saving for retirement, or college funds either. Source: A Family Needs To …

The Transgender Pride Flag is accepted as Draft Candidate Emoji for 2020!

The Transgender Pride Flag is accepted as Draft Candidate Emoji for 2020!

In the photograph above, my T-shirt is printed with the proposed transgender pride flag emoji symbol, which was accepted as draft candidate emoji for 2020 in May, 2019. If accepted into the standard, users of nearly every computing device in the world will be able to share the transgender pride flag symbol in communications, alongside …

Photo Friday: Eaton Workshop, Host for 2019 Capital TransPride, My 7th – As predicted, the future arrived

Photo Friday: Eaton Workshop, Host for 2019 Capital TransPride, My 7th - As predicted, the future arrived

This week’s photograph was taken in front of the beautiful Eaton Workshop (@EatonWorkshop), hosting Washington, DC’s Capital TransPride (@DCTransPride365), the 7th one I have attended. Amazingly (and accurately), I predicted this future 6 years ago: See: Celebrating Transgender Pride, our nation’s capital, and our community health, May 18 2013 – Ted Eytan, MD I took …

Photo Friday/Recipe: Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pretzels – Happy National Pretzel Day

Photo Friday/Recipe: Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pretzels - Happy National Pretzel Day

Recipe time! Coincidentally on #NationalPretzelDay (April 26). These are delicious low carbohydrate, healthy fat pretzels which I made as an alternative to the tasty ones served at our favorite local beer garden in Washington, DC. They have the magical property of not raising blood sugar, because they contain no grains (refined or whole) no industrial …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The first ever London Trans Pride will take place later this year | GayTimes Magazine UK

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The first ever London Trans Pride will take place later this year | GayTimes Magazine UK

Thank you for publishing my photo @GayTimesMag, and for the great news that London will have its first ever Trans Pride. For the first time ever, the UKโ€™s capital city will hold a day of celebration for trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals โ€“ as well as their family, friends and allies โ€“ in …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Morning Roundup | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Morning Roundup | DCist

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It was taken near Farragut Square, of a probably LEED-designated building, by the way it’s laid out. Here are a few additional views for your enjoyment. Make sure every day matters. Plus, a new boss at Clyde’s, whether recreation dispensaries would increase housing prices, and more news. Source: Morning …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Trends in federal employment in D.C. – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Trends in federal employment in D.C. - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks again for publishing my photograph, @DCPolicyCenter, in this excellent analysis. It notes: By our calculations, federal workers now account for a quarter of D.C.โ€™s employment base, down from about a third as recently as the mid-1990s.Source: Trends in federal employment in D.C. – D.C. Policy Center Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? The evolving federal workforce …

Just Read (and thanks for publishing my photos): Inside the Hyper-specific Quest to Add a Transgender Emoji | | Eye on Design

Just Read (and thanks for publishing my photos): Inside the Hyper-specific Quest to Add a Transgender Emoji | | Eye on Design

Thank you Meg Miller and @AIGAeyeondesign for publishing this wonderful piece on the work to add a transgender pride flag emoji to the character set defined by the @Unicode consortium. As the piece indicates, this may be the most documented emoji proposal process in human history. See my blog posts for more info ๐Ÿ™‚ . …

What I’m doing now

What is this? It’s my now page, based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

photo: Liz in Love (with DC) – 2017.07.13 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 7393, Ted Eytan, MD

2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA03319
2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA03319 (View on Flickr.com)

This is my June Now Update based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

(previous updates are here)

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my eleventh now update.

My Now (@NowNowNow) Profile is visible at Link: Ted Eytan, MD Profile on NowNowNow.com

Let’s see, a lot happened between April and now ๐Ÿ™‚

Capital TransPride – my 6th

Why I attended (and helped produce) Capital Transpride 2018

Invisibility is so 20th Century.

Capital Pride 2018 – My umpteenth

As a member of the media team for the first time (for real) in my life, I walked with wonderment as I saw history made in front of my eyes.

2018.06.09 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA 03108
2018.06.09 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA 03108 (View on Flickr.com)

The music was great, too.

& thanks @Billboard and @BillboardPride for publishing my photos this year

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, Billboard and Billboard Pride

2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA8312
2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA8312 (View on Flickr.com)

A reminder to remember

2018.06.12 A Candlelight Vigil to Remember Pulse, Washington, DC USA 03768
2018.06.12 A Candlelight Vigil to Remember Pulse, Washington, DC USA 03768 (View on Flickr.com)

Now

Still captivated by #DiabetesReversal and #MetabolicHealth

..can’t help it

2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon Presentation Slides 412
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon Presentation Slides 412 (View on Flickr.com)

* Watching the diet-heart hypothesis fall and joining the medical profession in mourning the death of the low-fat diet
* I am now getting (more) ready for @Ketofest 2018, aka what happens when an entire town is converted to a #DiabtesReversal #MetabolicHealth lifestyle. Plus I need to increase my library of #LCHF dishes
* Still reading Dr. Bernsteinโ€™s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars

Here’s a good quote describing the ongoing dissonance and tension between the last century and this one:

It is interesting that the ADA recommends eating starches and sugars and then the simultaneous use of acarbose to prevent their digestion.

Bernstein, Richard K.. Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars (pp. 260-261). Little, Brown and Company. Kindle Edition.

Speaking of the future, if you don’t like it, just create a new one

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The ๐ŸŒŽ doesnโ€™t change itself. Thank you @WeWork @permanentedocs @kpthrive for helping ours learn to โค๏ธ better. #Pride2018 #ThriveWithPride #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife #AllGender #LGBTQ #TransVisibility Washington, DC USA @capitalpridedc @capitaltranspride ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

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It’s what we do in Washington, DC, which is where the future is created every day.

Until next month-ish.

Is there anything I should be doing that I’m not? Feel free to let me know in the comments.

Updated 2018.06.22 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers