Jo – Type 2 diabetes (China) October 13, 2010

Name: Jo
Age: 36 years old
Diagnosis: Type 2 diabetes – Diabetic retinopathy Ⅵ period
Nationality: China

Patient Jo, a male, is 36 years old. Due to chief complaint of "dry mouth, polydipsia, polyuria, weight loss for more than 3 years and high blood sugar was discovered for a month", he came to our department for treatment on October 13, 2010.

① Since early 2007, dry mouth, polydipsia, polyuria, weight loss and other symptoms appeared with no obvious incentive, but he did not pay much attention and barely exercised, did not manage diets in daily life and had a sweet tooth.
② Blurred vision occurred to both of his eyes, the left eye had obvious visual loss and is much worse than the right eye. Test said FBG↑:17.48 mmol/L, blood sugar↑2 hours after meal: 25.0 mmol/L, HbA1c↑:7.8%, Fasting c-peptide↑:745.7 pmmol/L(250-600), MA Quantitative negative, eye ground test result: punctiform, strip, and splinter hemorrhage could be saw on the retina of binoculus, with stiff and cotton-shaped exudation. He was diagnosed as type 2 diabetes–Diabetic retinopathy Ⅵ period.
③ After regulating blood sugar level by insulin treatment, the symptoms such as dry mouth, polydipsia, polyuria are relieved due to the well regulated blood sugar.
④ Treated fundus of binoculus by laser on the 30th of September, the blurred vision had been clearly improved. The eyesights of binoculus are both 0.3.

Interview of the third month after stem cell transplantation:
The symptoms of patient including dry mouth, polydipsia, polyuria, and polyphagia were totally gone. The weight was the same as of the last time. Oral hypoglycemic drugs were ceased, exogenous insulin was decreased to 12iu per day. The blood sugar tended to be steady, HbA1c reached a standard level, various indicators of blood fat were normal, eyesights increased to 0.6 with a more clear vision. The patient could drive out and his living quality had been greatly improved.

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