Mr. Zhao, 22 years old, unmarried, is a grade-4 student in a university.
In December 2002, symptoms such as lack of strength and spirit, poor appetite, nausea, vomit happened to him. But he did not pay much attention to that because he thought that was caused by busy study before the national university entrance examination. In October 2003, he entered a key university in Guangdong province, then the symptoms mentioned above became aggravated without any inducements. The classical triad of diabetes symptoms occurred, and he became thinner. So he went to the hospital of the school, his blood sugar before meal was 18 mmol/L, postprandial blood sugar was 20mmol/L, urine ketone was +++, and he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus. He was then treated with insulin injection, which was more than 30 units every day. But his blood sugar was not managed well, so his study and normal life were influenced severely.
In July 2006, the patient was sent to the endocrinology department in the affiliated hospital of his school because of diabetes lactic acidosis. When he was in hospital, he heard that the hospital had newly introduced the San Meditech Dynamic Glucose Monitoring System (DGMS), which was appreciated by many diabetic patients. He required taking the monitoring, since he was tired of repeated sampling in finger blood sugar tests. According to the monitoring report, health professionals adjusted his insulin dosage, and provided some suggestions on diet and exercises plan. Following the suggestions, the patient’s blood sugar was controlled to a normal range, the fasting glucose was about 6mmol/L, and the postprandial glucose was about 7mmol/L.
After leaving the hospital, on considering that he was type 1 diabetes and should depend on insulin therapy for the whole life; it was very important for him to manage the blood sugar well to prevent complications. And the most effective monitoring method was with DGMS, therefore, the patient followed the health professionals’ suggestion and took fully consideration of his economical condition. He also took DGMS monitoring once every 3 months to adjust the plan treatment, diet and exercises.
At present, the follow-up track indicates that the patient’s insulin dosage is reduced gradually, and no syndrome occurs. His blood sugar is stable: fasting blood sugar is 5.2mmol/L, postprandial blood sugar is 6~7mmol/L.