Mr Chen, Age 60
Mr Chen’s first visit was on September 1st, 2016. He was diagnosed with impaired glucose tolerance a year ago, confirmed as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus a week before his first visit. He took no medication for the past year and showed no significant uncomfortable symptoms. He occasionally had loose stool and had pale swollen tongue with teeth marks and thin white coating, as well as a thin wiry pulse. He was given Chinese herbs (半夏泻心汤加减)
Mr Chen showed gradual improvement in his blood glucose levels throughout all his follow-ups, as he continued with his Chinese medication to complement his conventional diabetes treatment. He gradually reduced the dosage of his western medication until it was reduce to the lowest dosage.
By his 33rd visit, from the 1st of September 2016 to the 12th of July 2018, Mr Chen showed an impressive reduction in HbA1c from 7.3% to 5.3%. Currently his fasting blood glucose is maintained below 6.0mmol/L. In less than 2 years, Mr Chen greatly reduced his use of western medication and improved his diabetes condition.