Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, PoPville, in “Bowser Administration Asks Residents to Provide Feedback on DC Values”

2019.05.11 DC Funk Parade featuring Batala, Washington, DC USA 02290
2019.05.11 DC Funk Parade featuring Batala, Washington, DC USA 02290 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @PopVille.

It’s of the awesome @BatalaDC at this year’s Washington, DC @FunkParade.

#DCValues are being the most inclusive city in the 🌎, along with a lot of other wonderful things.

2019.05.11 DC Funk Parade featuring Batala, Washington, DC USA 02271
2019.05.11 DC Funk Parade featuring Batala, Washington, DC USA 02271 (View on Flickr.com)

Additional photos from the Funk Parade are below, enjoy.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted EytanFrom a press release:”Over the past three years, Mayor Bowser and the DC Office of Planning (OP) have collected community input to understand what residents care about most as the District continues to thrive, grow, and prosper. Eight DC values – access

Source: PoPville » “Bowser Administration Asks Residents to Provide Feedback on DC Values”

Thanks for Publishing my Photo of the 2019 Vermont Avenue Garden Blooms Party, PoPville, in  “Best places to volunteer?”

2019.05.04 Vermont Avenue Garden Blooms and Work Party, Washington, DC USA 01771
2019.05.04 Vermont Avenue Garden Blooms and Work Party, Washington, DC USA 01771 (View on Flickr.com)

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 Director of the African American Civil War Memorial, civil rights activist, and Washington, DC political leader (www.afroamcivilwar.org/director-of-the-museum.html )

2019 Annual Vermont Avenue Garden Blooms & (Work) Party, Washington, DC USA

Information on the history of Vermont, Avenue, NW, home of the most important civil rights movements of our time: teyt.in/vermontave

More info about the 2019 Garden Blooms & (Work) Party, including sponsors: www.facebook.com/events/635605566900021/

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan”Dear PoPville,I’m looking for creative and meaningful ways to volunteer my time in DC. Do you have any suggestions?”Another reader passes on from Sunday Suppers:”Thank you to everyone who has volunteered. We need help Sunday, May 26th (Memorial

Source: PoPville » “Best places to volunteer?”

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

2019.05.13 Inadvertent Glucose Tolerance Test, Washington, DC USA 9460
2019.05.13 Inadvertent Glucose Tolerance Test, Washington, DC USA 9460 (View on Flickr.com)

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 was delivered as a sugar sweetened version.

I could just imagine the insulin spike that must have been created this one time, and yet, for most Americans, this is happening every day, multiple times a day, and they don’t know it. Experiments with Continuous Glucose Monitors show it:

2018.08.06 Glucotypes reveal new patterns of glucose dysregulation 509
2018.08.06 Glucotypes reveal new patterns of glucose dysregulation 509 (View on Flickr.com)

And national numbers do as well, the fasting blood glucose level of Americans has been rising:

2018.05.29 Low Carbohydrate Meetup, Washington, DC USA 452
2018.05.29 Low Carbohydrate Meetup, Washington, DC USA 452 (View on Flickr.com)

As has our weight. The two are probably related.

2018.05.30 Washington, DC Low Carbohydrate Meetup, Washington, DC USA 01-458
2018.05.30 Washington, DC Low Carbohydrate Meetup, Washington, DC USA 01-458 (View on Flickr.com)

As I mentioned in part 7 of this series, for a person without known diabetes/prediabetes who is fat adapted (via a low-carbohydrate, healthy fat, or #LCHF diet), the response to a carbohydrate load may be different than a person who is carbohydrate adapted or continually seeing a massive deluge of carbohydrates and/or processed foods.

In a person who is not diabetic and specifically not type 1 diabetic and therefore produces insulin, this is not as dangerous as it would be for someone who does not produce insulin.

As has been shown by @DikemanDave – keeping carbohydrate intake managed overall gives a better result.

For me, a resumption back to my #LCHF eating pattern showed a similarly flat curve.

2019.05.13 Inadvertent Glucose Tolerance Test, Washington, DC USA 9673
2019.05.13 Inadvertent Glucose Tolerance Test, Washington, DC USA 9673 (View on Flickr.com)

And maybe the desire to order water from now on in restaurants 🙂 .

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Never skipping in New York, followed by #nutrientdense is better than #energydense meal 👍 (& still #bodyhairpositive) Blood glucose rise is physiologic with exercise, no increase with the meal (glycemic index = 0) #ShotOniPhone #fitnessmotivation #fitfam #instafit #fitness #gayfitness @BarrysBootCamp #NeverSkipToday #Ketosis #KetoAF #Yes2Meat #PlantBased & #PlantFree #KetogenicDiet #DataOverDogma #Optimism #Science #fatadapted #NYC #instaNYC #instafit #CGM #diabetesprevention #fitnessmotivation #Pride2019 #LGBTQ 🇺🇸💪🏳️‍🌈❤️🥦🥩🕊🇮🇱

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I’ve created a page specifically addressing any conflicts (I have none).

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

2019.05.04 La Ti Do, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC USA 01924
2019.05.04 La Ti Do, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC USA 01924 (View on Flickr.com)

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 Mother’s Day, and more end-of-day news.

Source: Go Home Already: You Can Give A Dog Reprieve From The Shelter For An Afternoon | DCist

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

2017.07.02 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 7272
2017.07.02 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 7272 (View on Flickr.com)

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 ‘Modestly’ In The D.C. Region | WAMU), instead of choosing a capitol dome view, this is a view of the Trinidad neighborhood in Washington, DC, with a slightly different headline.

And this photo is a newer model camera with more learned photographic post-processing techniques. I still <3 DC.

The D.C. area had the 10th-highest costs in the country for a two-parent, two-childhood household.

Source: A ‘Modest Yet Adequate’ Living For A Family In The D.C. Area? $105,539 | DCist

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

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DC people and Places 46433 (View on Flickr.com)

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 Make $105,539 A Year To Live ‘Modestly’ In The D.C. Region | WAMU

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

2019.04.28 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 01693
2019.04.28 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 01693 (View on Flickr.com)

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 the rainbow pride flag symbol, which has been in the standard for some time.

With thanks to the global team of amazing people and tech wizards that helped get us here, and ultimately to a world learning to <3 better.

A simple flag means so much to myself and my community… to make [people] feel that there’s a community outside of wherever they are that are there for them,” she says. “It’s a nice way to send a message that you’re visible. I’m visible. Not only that we’re visible in this space, but we’re visible everywhere.” – Bianca Humady Rey, Chair, Capital TransPride,FastCompany Magazine, April 5, 2019

Public Service Announcement: There’s a correction to the code sequence

We appreciate the team at @Unicode working to make the code sequence work, rather than rejecting the proposal and making us start all over.

L2/19-193

Date: 2019-05-01
Title: Additions to emoji data files for Emoji 13.0
Source: ESC / Mark Davis


Make the following additions to data files for Emoji 13.0:

emoji-data.txt
26A7          ; Emoji 

emoji-sequences.txt
26A7 FE0F     ; Basic_Emoji

emoji-variation-sequences.txt
26A7 FE0E  ; text style
26A7 FE0F  ; emoji style

emoji-zwj-sequences.txt
U+1F3F3 U+FE0F U+200D U+26A7 U+FE0F

http://unicode.org/L2/L2019/19193-emoji-update.txt

The most documented Emoji proposal in human history

I’ve been keeping a running list of events related to this proposal on this blog, as well as via Twitter moments.

It has been said to me that we’re witnessing the evolution of human language. I agree, and it’s our responsibility to respect and represent all humans. It’s what I came to medicine to do.

Enjoy the news. See you at @DCTransPride365 on May 18, 2019.

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

2019.04.23 Eaton Workshop, Washington, DC USA 01597
2019.04.23 Eaton Workshop, Washington, DC USA 01597 (View on Flickr.com)

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 the photos below knowing that we’ll eventually be joined by physicians and nurses in every health system in this room, and then the room won’t be big enough. It’s just a matter of time.Ted Eytan, MD, May, 2013

And, we will be joined by nurses and physicians in many health systems, in one of the most elegant spaces today in Washington, DC, bar none.

Eaton Workshop is a purpose-driven company at the intersection of culture, media, hospitality, wellness, and progressive social change. Founded by Katherine Lo, whose vision is to reimagine a hotel as a new inclusive gathering place for changemakers and creatives, Eaton consists of distinct parts—Hotel, House, Media, Wellness, and Impact. –https://www.eatonworkshop.com/about

This feature of the space blew me away:

2019.03.05 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 7422
2019.03.05 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 7422 (View on Flickr.com)

This is the standard signage in the space; they are not temporary, like the signs we are used to (these, from 2013 Capital TransPride):

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Capital TransPride 24800 (View on Flickr.com)

See the difference?

I’m Going, for the 7th Time

I’m going and participating, for the 7th time, to celebrate multiple generations of people enjoying life as their authentic selves, and to honor those who were prevented from joining us because their journeys were ended prematurely.

The future has to start somewhere, and it’s usually here.

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There isn’t a more beautiful and innovative space hosting 2019 Capital TransPride than Eaton Workshop, May 18, 2019, Washington, DC USA. . I’m going and participating, for the 7th time, to celebrate multiple generations of people enjoying life as their authentic selves, and to honor those who were prevented from joining us because their journeys were ended prematurely. . The future has to start somewhere, and it’s usually here. Please join us: https://www.capitalpride.org/trans-pride-2019/ . #Pride2019 #CTP2019 #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife #TransVisibility #WorkingToBeAnAlly #SonyAlpha #DC #InstaDC #lgbtqpride #transgenderpride #ThisCenturyBestCentury #DC #ShhhOUT @CapitalPrideDC @capitaltranspride @EatonWorkshop . . . "Eaton Workshop is a purpose-driven company at the intersection of culture, media, hospitality, wellness, and progressive social change. Founded by Katherine Lo, whose vision is to reimagine a hotel as a new inclusive gathering place for changemakers and creatives, Eaton consists of distinct parts—Hotel, House, Media, Wellness, and Impact.” – https://www.eatonworkshop.com/about 🏳️‍🌈❤️🇺🇸🕊✌️

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

2019.04.22 Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat Pretzels, Washington, DC USA 01538
2019.04.22 Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat Pretzels, Washington, DC USA 01538 (View on Flickr.com)

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 vegetable/bean/seed oils
  • no added sugar (of course)

As expected, my blood sugar did not rise after eating more than 1….

2019.04.22 Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat Pretzels, Washington, DC USA 9125
2019.04.22 Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat Pretzels, Washington, DC USA 9125 (View on Flickr.com)

Actually, no magic involved, it’s the science we learned in medical school, in this century, we are not ignoring it anymore.

Enjoy in good metabolic health. You can see many more photos of the pretzels here – practicing my food photography as well as my nutrition.

2019.04.22 Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat Pretzels, Washington, DC USA 01573
2019.04.22 Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat Pretzels, Washington, DC USA 01573 (View on Flickr.com)

Link to Recipe and Nutritional Information

See: Gluten Free Keto Soft Pretzels | Peace Love and Low Carb

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Recipe time – coincidentally on National Pretzel Day (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 have no grains (refined or whole) and no industrial vegetable/bean/seed oils. Actually, no magic involved, it’s the science we learned in medical school, we are just now applying it :). Enjoy in good metabolic health. Recipe will be posted soon https://recipes.tedeytan.com #Science #CGM #DiabetesPrevention #DiabetesReversal #Pretzel #GayPretzel #NationalPretzelDay #LGBTQPretzel #TrustUsWeAreDoctors #DataOverDogma #ThisCenturyBestCentury #Food #FoodPhotography #SonyAlpha #FatAdapted #Yes2Meat #No2Diabetes #FoodNotPharma #WorldBelongsToOptimists #LowCarbAndLowCarbon #LCHF #MetabolicHealth #FMRevolution #EmbraceCuriosity, #PlantBased + #PlantFree + #RealFood -> #DiseaseFree 🥛🧀🕊📸🇺🇸🥨

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

2018.10.22 We Won't Be Erased - Rally for Trans Rights, Washington, DC USA 06828
2018.10.22 We Won’t Be Erased – Rally for Trans Rights, Washington, DC USA 06828 (View on Flickr.com)

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 UK’s capital city will hold a day of celebration for trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals – as well as their family, friends and allies – in Hackney on Saturday 17 September, 2019.

The photograph was taken in Washington, DC USA (of course), where Capital TransPride (@DCTransPride365) is over a decade old, and will happen this year on May 18, 2019. We invite our UK colleagues to join of course, and glad we could provide inspiration for the future 🙂 .

For the first time ever, the UK’s capital city will hold a day of celebration for trans, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals.

Source: The first ever London Trans Pride will take place later this year