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 …

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 …

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 …

Photo Friday: Low(er) Carb, Health(ier) fat Spring Rolls & Exploding myths about what an LCHF diet is

Photo Friday: Low(er) Carb, Health(ier) fat Spring Rolls & Exploding myths about what an LCHF diet is

These wonderful morsels of real food were handcrafted in the Thrive Kitchen at Kaiser Permanente Mission Bay in San Francisco (itself a LEED Platinum building) under the guidance of Chef Linda Shiue, MD (@SpiceBoxTravels).

Linda brought us her culinary skills, her medical acumen, and her creativity and enjoyment of the beauty of food as we made these, in lower carbohydrate and higher carbohydrate (with rice paper and whole grain rice) versions.

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Last Century: “You Are What You Eat” – This Century: “You Are What You Do With What You Eat”

Last Century: "You Are What You Eat" - This Century: "You Are What You Do With What You Eat"

In the last century, people were told based on faulty science, “you are what you eat.” In this century we now know “you are what you do with what you eat.” Continuous glucose monitors (#CGM) confirm the science we were taught in medical school works as advertised. Combined with a #FoodNotPharma approach, we could end …

Part 8: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: more testing of carbohydrate responses in a fat-adapted human

Part 8: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: more testing of carbohydrate responses in a fat-adapted human

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. This …