Corresponding Author: Gerald C. Hsu, eclaireMD Foundation, USA.
The author spent 8.5 years and 23,000 hours to research his own chronic disease conditions. By using the GH-Method: math-physical medicine approach, he developed a metabolism model with 10 defined metabolism index (MI) values and, an indicator, known as the general health status unit (GHSU) to improve his health conditions.
The author utilized mathematics, physics, engineering modeling, and computer science tools, including big data analytics and artificial intelligence, to conduct his research.
He developed a mathematical metabolism model and four prediction tools for Weight, FPG, PPG and A1C. This metabolism model includes 10 categories with approximately 500 elements: weight, glucose, blood pressure, lipids, food, water, exercise, sleep, stress, and routine life pattern. Furthermore, he collected and processed ~1.5 million data of his health and lifestyle since 2012.
Here is his health condition data comparison from 2010, 2017, and 2018:
- Weight: 205 / 172 / 171 lbs.
- Waistline: 44 / 34 / 33 inches
- PPG: 350 / 116 /117 mg/dL
- FPG: 185 / 119 / 114 mg/dL
- Daily glucose: 280 / 117 / 116 mg/dL
- Lab A1C: 10.0% / 6.5% / 6.7 %
- Daily Math A1C: 10.0 / 6.84 / 6.78 %
- ACR: 116 / 12 /12 mg/mmol
- Triglycerides: 1161 / 69 / 113 mg/dL.
He defined two new terms known as the Metabolism Index (MI) and General Health Status Unit (GHSU). The “health state” is expressed as the “break-even” line which is 73.5%; above this percentage is regarded “unhealthy” and below the break-even line is “healthy”. The attached Figure 1 shows that he was very unhealthy (80%-110%) before 2013. The curve went through a sharp decline in 2014 due to his research and understanding of “metabolism”. After 2015, he was “healthy” (60%-70%). As of 12/31/2017 and 12/31/2018, his daily MI was 57.4% & 53.6% respectively and GHSU was 55.7%. & 58.6% respectively.
Figure 1: Metabolism Index (MI) and General Health Status Unit (GHSU) from 2012 to 2018
All of his previous lab test results are displayed in the diagram showing his chronic disease conditions are well under control.