Brief Summary: On Apr.16, 2014, Newton, came from India, who suffered from wasting-thirst for 18 years. He had the following symptoms such as thirst, profuse urine and too much drinking. He was hospitalized in our hospital. He had great improvement after 38 days TCM treatment.

Record of Hospitalization

Name: Newton                           Sex: Male

Age: 43                                      Marital Status: Married

Nationality: India                       Date of Admission: Apr.16, 2014

Companion: Nobody

First Medical Record

Date: Apr. 17, 2014                                Time: 11:00 am

Newton, male, 43 years old, had suffered from wasting-thirst for 18 years. He had the following symptoms such as thirst, profuse urine and too much drinking for 18 years. He was allergic to the painkiller. The patient was hospitalized in our hospital with “wasting-thirst” for TCM treatment at 20:00 pm on Apr.16, 2014.

Essential for Diagnosis:

1. History of Disease: The patient had thirst, too much drinking and profuse urine for 18 years. He was allergic to the painkiller.

2. When the patient came to our hospital, he was thirsty. He liked cold drinks. He was tired and he felt his body was heavy, especial the left side of his body. He felt the left side of his body was not flexible. And there were obvious stabbing pains over his left shoulder. And sometimes his lower limbs had numbness. His four limbs feared the cold. When we touched his limbs, the limbs were very cold. He was easy to sweat and get a cold. Occasionally he had dizziness, headache and chest pains. His vision was not good. There were many black spots in his vision. He also had gasteremphraxis. His appetite was not good. And there were frequent urinations at night, 4 to 5 times per night. His bowl movement was normal.

3. T: 36.4°C   R: 20 times/minute    P: 90 times/minute   BP: 168/95mmHg

The patient had normal growth, physique and spiritual activity, while with chronic disease face. He cooperated with doctors when the physical examinations were made. There was no yellow skin or yellow sclera over his whole body. There was no enlargement over his superficial lymph node. His neck was soft. His trachea was symmetrical. There was sore swollen throat. The jugular vein was of no engorgement. His chest was also symmetrical. Sound of breathing in the lungs was clear, without any rhonchi. Rhythm of his heart was 90 times per minute. Heart rate was regular with no murmurs. His abdomen was soft without pressing pains and rebound tenderness. There was no sign of deformity over his spine and four limbs. The sign of meningeal irritation was (-), without the other pathological reflex. His tongue was dark red with tooth marks and thin tongue coating. His pulse was deep and wiry.

4. Examination: No.

Diagnostic Basis:

TCM: Wasting-thirst

The patient had thirst, profuse urine and too much drinking for 18 years. He preferred to cold drinks. There was blurred vision. And he was easy to sweat. And the urinations were frequent at night.

Western Medicine: Type I Diabetes

                The eye disease was caused by Diabetes.