Section 1: Introduction
Title: Using Quantitative Medicine to Control Type 2 Diabetes
By: Gerald C. Hsu, eclaireMD Foundation
Date: 10/20/2016-3/8/2017; 7/5/2017-8/5/2017
The 7-year research data contained in this paper are based on the work conducted by a long term diabetic patient, who is also the paper’s author. From here on, I will use the first person to describe my conditions and findings.
I am an entrepreneur and, starting in 1995, was the CEO of a high-tech publicly traded company. I had lived a continuous high-stress life due to the nature of my work. During a routine blood test in 1998, my glucose level measured 350 mg/dL. Between 1998 and 2000, I suffered several bouts of severe low blood sugar known as insulin shock. Attached Figure 1-1: Comparison of health data, is a table which summarizes my health examination data from 2000 to 2010. Note that my highest triglycerides level was 1,161 mg/dL, A1C 10.0%, and ACR 116 mg/mmol. On August 3, 2010, my physician advised me that I needed to begin insulin immediately and would most likely end up on dialysis within 3 years. The following 3 months, I moved to a new city with less stressors, shut down all of my business enterprises, and started the journey to save my own life. After 7 years of doing research on six types of chronic diseases, I have completely changed my lifestyle and have my diseases under control. During this time, I lost 26 lbs. (going from 198 lbs. to 172 lbs.), and reduced my waistline by 12 inches (going from 44 inches to 32 inches). On September 1, 2016, my health examination data indicated the following much improved results: ACR 12.6 mg/mmol, A1C 6.6% (WITHOUT taking any diabetic medications for almost 2 years), triglycerides level 67 mg/dL, HDL 48 mg/dL, LDL 103 mg/dL, total cholesterol 156 mg/dL, and BMI 25.
My overall diabetic condition for the past 15 years can be seen in Figure 1-2: A1C over 17 years (2000-2017). Prior to 2012, my lab tested A1C values were out of control, “all over the map”. However, after 2012, my lab tested A1C values were around 6.6% and they have been enveloped and confined by my mathematical simulated A1C curve. It should also be noted that, during this same period, I have gradually and then completely eliminated all kinds of diabetes medications.