Brief Summary: Mr. Bala, from Nigeria, had been suffering from diabetes in the concept of western medicine or wasting-thirst disease (any disease with the symptom of frequent drinking, eating and urination) in the concept of TCM for years, accompanied by impaired vision for 2 years. He was hospitalized in our hospital on July 23, 2011 for TCM treatment. He achieved great improvement in his condition after nearly one month TCM treatment with the help of herbal tea, acupuncture, massage etc.

Record of Hospitalization

Name: Bala                                               Sex: Male

Age: 54                                                     Marital Status: Married

Nationality: Nigeria                                  Date of Admission: July 23, 2011

Companion: Alone

First Medical Record

Date: July. 24, 2011                                      Time: 10:00 am

This 54-year-old gentleman had been suffering from wasting-thirst disease or diabetes for years, accompanied by impaired vision for 2 yeas. The patient was hospitalized in our hospital for TCM treatment on July 23, 2011.

Essential for Diagnosis:

1. The patient had been suffering from frequent drinking, eating and urination for 16 years, accompanied by impaired vision for 2 years.

2. The patient suffered from frequent drinking, eating and urination without any evident cause 16 years ago. After checked in his local hospital, his condition was diagnosed as diabetes. He was given some medicines to control his condition. Two years ago, he suffered from impaired vision, and the spectacles degree was increased from 300 to 600, while he still could not see objects clearly. At present, the patient felt dryness and bitterness in his mouth and liked warm drinking. Daily drinking volume was around 5L. He sometimes had dizziness and tinnitus. He controlled his own diet every day, and hunger sensation was not so evident. There were pains over his costal region of both sides. Sole of his feet was painful during walking and night. Urination volume was large with 5-6 times per day. The color of urine was slightly yellowish. He had night urinations about 2 times per night. His stool was dry and hard. Bowel movement was about once every two days. There were no abdominal pains or distension. He suffered decreased sexual function. He also suffered numb hands. He felt heat over his palms sometimes. And when this happened, he felt his heart beats were irregular. He felt drowsy and fatigued. He had profuse sweating. The patient slept about 12 hours every day. He did not suffer from weight loss. His blood sugar maintained at 13.3 mmol/L. In his family, his grandfather and two brothers all had diabetes.