Section 11: Acknowledgement
Date: 11/1/2016 15:00 & 8/13/2017 23:15
I would like to thank the following people:
First and foremost, I wish to express my appreciation to Professor Norman Jones, who is a very important person in my life. Not only did he give me the opportunity to study at MIT, but he also trained me extensively on how to solve problems and conduct scientific research.
I would also like to thank Professor James Andrews. He helped and supported me tremendously when I failed academically at the University of Iowa. He believed in me and prepared me the undergraduate requirements on how to build my engineering foundation.
These two great professors helped me, so that I could one day help others.
Jamie M. Nuwer, MD in Palo Alto, California, is a bright, young physician who has compassion in helping her patients. She also took me under her care while she worked at the Stanford Network in Menlo Park. Her encouragement and support are deeply appreciated.
Neal Okamura, MD in San Ramon, California, was my primary physician for 20 years, from 1992 to 2012. He was the one who warned me in 2010 regarding the severity of my diabetic condition, which triggered me to launch this project.
Jeffrey Guardino, MD and Kristine Sherman, MD of the Stanford Network in Menlo Park, California, have been my primary physicians since 2012. During my many visits with them, we spoke in detail about how I used my tool to improve my health. It was Dr. Guardino who encouraged me in 2015 to write this paper for others to read.
During my journey, I met two medical doctors in Taiwan, Jia-Lei Loo, MD and Chi-Jen Tseng, MD. Not only are they my medical advisors, but they are also my social network friends. We constantly chat about many health-related issues online. I am grateful to them for their support and encouragement from overseas.
My deep appreciation goes to both James Ratcliff, MD and JoEllenVanZander, MD of the Stanford Network in Menlo Park, California, for their care and encouragement.
I also would like to express my appreciation to both Steven Bhimji, MD and Patricia Hsiao, MD for their early participation of the “knowledge” development for this project.
I want to thank Gay Winterringer, who has a PhD in nutrition and food science, for her impressive input and knowledge.
Dr. Chia-chi Ou, a Ph.D. in Chemistry, has been my best friend since the age of 4. Throughout my lifetime and the past 7 years of diabetes research, he has listened to my thoughts and feelings patiently and also provided strong moral support and useful intelligent input.
I have known both Clayton Parker and Dennis Heller for many years while working together in the semiconductor industry. After retiring from my business career, they became good friends of mine. I would like thank them for their time and feedback throughout the project.
I would like to extend my appreciation to a long-time trusted friend since my MIT days, Dr. Toyohiko Muraki, for his input and support on my development of the metabolism model, using multi-dimensional nonlinear engineering modeling technique, and many follow up discussions regarding my research work.
My appreciation also extends to my friend, Professor Toru Nakura at Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Tokyo University in Japan, for his valuable inputs and discussions regarding my mathematical and statistical analysis results interpretation.
My deep appreciation also goes to Janet Kwan, RN for her devoted contribution and whole-hearted support to this project since she joined my team in early 2013. I have discussed and exchanged numerous ideas regarding diabetes disease and healthcare with her.
I would like to thank to my lovely daughter, Cindy Janus, for her tireless editing of my paper and, incorporating my findings on her own battle to improve her lifestyle. The same appreciation goes to my dear son, John Hsu, who is using my App in fighting his type 2 diabetes.
Last, but not least, I would like to thank my wonderful wife, Lily, who is a diabetic patient herself and has participated in my program for almost 4 years. Her participation and daily support of my efforts provided additional data points different from mine, resulting in many insightful revelations.