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.’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 🙂 . …

Just Read: Conflicts in Nutritional Science: There are some things doctors cannot do

Just Read: Conflicts in Nutritional Science: There are some things doctors cannot do

There’s a saying/complaint that doctors do not get enough nutrition education in medical school. Actually this is wrong. We do get a lot of nutrition education, we just get it from the wrong places. Witness this advertisement from the New York State Medical Journal of Medicine in 1957 (!). Does anyone believe our profession wasn’t …

Thanks for Telling Our Story, in Unicode finally responds to lack of a trans pride flag emoji – FastCompany

Thanks for Telling Our Story, in Unicode finally responds to lack of a trans pride flag emoji - FastCompany

Thank you @FastCompany and @kschwabable for reporting on the origins and experience around proposing a transgender pride flag emoji for the @Unicode character set. To see the details of this process, I’ve documented our work to date here. I was not interviewed for the piece, as requested, because it’s important for people with lived experience …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in 16 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in 16 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week | DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It’s of the iconic Howard Theatre (@HowardTheatre), taken at dawn, using a cell phone camera. Sometimes you don’t need expensive glass to see the beauty. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? DCist covers news, city politics, arts, events, culture, and curiosities in Washington, D.C. The site is owned by WAMU …

Just Read: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes (It’s Possible and a Choice for Patients) – A Narrative Review of the Evidence

Just Read: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes (It's Possible and a Choice for Patients) - A Narrative Review of the Evidence

When I went to medical school, I was taught that diabetes is an incurable, chronic disease, a part of human existence that we could only prevent from getting worse. The percentage of people with diabetes when I was taught with was also a fraction of what it is today: Now, in this century, we realize …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Under New Leadership, The Funk Parade Is Returning In May | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Under New Leadership, The Funk Parade Is Returning In May | DCist

Thank you for including my photograph in this piece, @DCist. It’s of the DC @FunkParade, which happens every year in the U Street corridor. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? DCist covers news, city politics, arts, events, culture, and curiosities in Washington, D.C. The site is owned by WAMU 88.5. Source: Under New Leadership, The Funk Parade …

Photo Friday + Recipe: Low Carbohydrate Mason Jar Ice Cream

Photo Friday + Recipe: Low Carbohydrate Mason Jar Ice Cream

This week’s photograph is also a recipe, for delicious low carbohydrate, healthy fat ice cream. As with the other recipes here, there’s no added sugar, no industrial bean/seed vegetable oils, only real 🥛 fat. As predicted, there was no rise in blood sugar following ingestion. Link to Recipe There are a bunch of mason jar …

Just Read: Lifestyle Management, Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2019, American Diabetes Association (behavior, a little less strange – low carbohydrate eating now included)

Just Read: Lifestyle Management, Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2019, American Diabetes Association (behavior, a little less strange - low carbohydrate eating now included)

I had noted previously that non-adherence to the latest evidence around nutrition has resulted in strange behavior on the part of nationally respected organizations, who do things like endorse sugar sweetened cereals and pure fruit juice, or advise the consumption of high amounts of dietary carbohydrate in the setting of dietary carbohydrate intolerance. Some of this may be related to visible conflicts of interest.

I recently read the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and see there has been a change in approach, which I’m calling a little less strange, and quite welcome. I clipped the relevant pages in the slide above, and what they contain are:

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Photo Friday: National Physicians Week – We Came to Produce Health (and help the 🌎 learn to ❤️ better)

Photo Friday: National Physicians Week - We Came to Produce Health (and help the 🌎 learn to ❤️ better)

I asked the group above to be in my National Physicians Week, National Doctors Day photo, because I believe doctors exist to help human beings produce health, which helps them and us, change the world, or as I like to say, help the 🌎 learn to ❤️ better. This week, I also learned that fellow …