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 …

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 …

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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Just Completed: RCGP e-learning Course: Type 2 diabetes and the low GI diet, comparing to my ABFM educational experience

Just Completed: RCGP e-learning  Course: Type 2 diabetes and the low GI diet, comparing to my ABFM educational experience

As discussed in @DrAseemMalhotra’s testimony to the UK Parliament last week: In June, 2018, the Royal College of General Practitioners (@rcgp) published an e-learning course “Type 2 diabetes and the low GI diet” with lead author Dr. David Unwin (@lowcarbGP): Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common and progressive disease, the progression of which can …

Just Read: DIETFITS new analysis showing benefits for low carbohydrate over low fat diets for blood lipids – changing the focus from weight to metabolic health

Just Read: DIETFITS new analysis showing benefits for low carbohydrate over low fat diets for blood lipids - changing the focus from weight to metabolic health

This heavily paywalled study is a more thorough analysis of something that caught my eye and was glossed over in the original publication of DIETFITS last year, which showed that weight loss was equivalent in groups of people who either ate a healthy low carbohydrate or a healthy low-fat diet. The conclusion for some was …

Just Read: Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009–2016 (Are you in the 12%? here’s how I am)

Just Read: Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009–2016 (Are you in the 12%? here's how I am)

This paper, written by lead author See: June Stevens, at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, is an analysis of 7 years of NHANES data (a United States’ commissioned annual survey of people’s health) and their likelihood of being in metabolic health. Early Days, We Still only Define Metabolic Disease As we learned a long …

Just Read: Continuous glucose monitoring: A review of the technology and clinical use (except no mention of diet, diabetes prevention, or diabetes reversal)

Just Read: Continuous glucose monitoring: A review of the technology and clinical use (except no mention of diet, diabetes prevention, or diabetes reversal)

This paper, published in 2017, provides an overview of studies and potential applications of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) done to date. The paper is of interest to me as I’ve been wearing a CGM as a non-diabetic, normoglycemic, physician for some time now (see: Part 1: Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor …

Just Read: Hospitals Lead by Poor Example: An Assessment of Snacks, Soda, and Junk Food Availability in Veterans Affairs Hospitals

Just Read: Hospitals Lead by Poor Example: An Assessment of Snacks, Soda, and Junk Food Availability in Veterans Affairs Hospitals

It’s not just us. More and more physicians are noting an unhealthy food environment where they work to save lives. In this study, physicians used the Freedom of Information Act process to get information about food available at VHA hospitals. Process verification for a Freedom of Information Act request was used to assess government-run inpatient …