Part 10: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Impact of a (mostly) meat diet; Learning about the lives of people with diabetes

Part 10: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Impact of a (mostly) meat diet; Learning about the lives of people with diabetes

The numbers above and below are continuous glucose monitor measurements while eating a (mostly) meat diet for a few weeks. As the images show (and people seem to forget…), meat includes fish. As predicted, the numbers are normal, and very stable, given meat’s glycemic index = 0. I would say they are more stable than …

Just Read: Cutting Carbs Curbs Kilos, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure – And Maybe Not in that Order

Just Read: Cutting Carbs Curbs Kilos, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure - And Maybe Not in that Order

We’re now in the era of diabetes reversal. Why don’t more doctors know? Tip for fellow physicians: Question the statement “low carbohydrate diets work only in the short term.” Many of the often-quoted studies about diet and health are surprisingly short term. Perhaps most notably, the widely cited DASH diet [25] to lower blood pressure, …

Photo Friday: U Street, Washington, DC USA (The Future Has to Start Somewhere, it’s Usually Here)

Photo Friday: U Street, Washington, DC USA (The Future Has to Start Somewhere, it's Usually Here)

This week’s photograph was taken on Northwest U Street, in Washington, DC (of course). You can see the beautiful mural on 15th and U Street, “Touch the Sky,” by Aniekan Udofia (@Aniekanreloaded) It can easily said that U Street has hosted more civil rights history per millimeter than almost any other place in the United …

Just Read: Care of The Transgender Patient & my 7th Capital TransPride – doctors telling humans how to exist fails 100 % of the time, so why would we want to do that…

Just Read: Care of The Transgender Patient & my 7th Capital TransPride - doctors telling humans how to exist fails 100 % of the time, so why would we want to do that...

Last evening was the annual Washington, DC Capital TransPride (@DCTransPride365) rewind, held a few months out from the TransPride celebration as a review and planning for next year. 2019 marks my 7th Capital TransPride attendance. It marks my first participation as a Capital Pride (@CapitalPrideDC) photographer – the best photographs are ones of humans in …

Just Read and adding comments from our experience: “We Just Got 230 New Emojis, But Still No Trans Flag” – VICE

Just Read and adding comments from our experience: "We Just Got 230 New Emojis, But Still No Trans Flag" - VICE

On this day after World Emoji Day, thanks to Anna Iovine (@AnnaRoseIovine) and @Vice for publishing this story on the transgender pride flag emoji. I’m adding commentary, background, and a not-yet published quote from one of our global collaborators, the awesome Tea Uglow (@teaelleu). The following quote from the piece is correct (and thanks for …

Because humans spend 90% of their time in buildings, where their health and lives are shaped – my year as a concept advisor for the WELL Building Standard

Because humans spend 90% of their time in buildings, where their health and lives are shaped -  my year as a concept advisor for the WELL Building Standard

I am in a group of doctors that I’d say practice “boundless medicine,” meaning, we go to the places where health is produced. It’s what the people we serve expect of us, even if the greater health system doesn’t expect it of us.

My rationale for joining the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) (@WELLCertified) Global Network of Concept Advisors is laid out in this blog post I wrote when I joined.

See: Joining the IWBI Global Network of Concept Advisories | International WELL Building Institute – WELL Community Concept advisory – Ted Eytan, MD

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Slide Update: If you’re tied to dogma, what’s your interest in data?

Slide Update: If you're tied to dogma, what's your interest in data?

Time for another slide update….

I have always been fascinated by the topic of conflict of interest, maybe because my generation of physicians was trained in an environment that was chock-a-block full of conflict, with no balance.

We now live in an era where there is more disclosure, however, it still happens in the background of discourse that is clearly influenced by it (the conflict).

These are some examples, along with some sage advice from Salim Yusuf, OC FRSC, Distinguished University Professor of Medicine, McMaster University, lead investigator of the PURE study.

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Slide Update: American Diabetes Association New Nutrition Approach, Heart-Check Still Awarded for Sugar Sweetened Cereals

Slide Update: American Diabetes Association New Nutrition Approach, Heart-Check Still Awarded for Sugar Sweetened Cereals

I’ve updated my slide repository as I track the interesting behavior of various national organizations with regard to nutrition. Click through to each image to read the caption and access linked references. I’ll write about the positive/science-based change at American Diabetes Association separately. My disclosures and potential conficts of interest (I have none to declare) …

Photos from the 2019 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA – The future is (authentically) ours

Photos from the 2019 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA - The future is (authentically) ours

I’m sharing some photos from this year’s (2019) @capitalpridedc LGBTQ pride parade. These are the images of our #LGBTQ communities, across the spectrum of humanity, getting stronger, more determined, and in control of their health and life destinies each day/month/year. I was especially excited to see people living as their authentic selves, made possible by …