Mr. George Snow is a 55 year old man who has been diagnosed with diabetes for more than 10 years. He was born in Pompano Beach. He loves pasta and pizza and had a large amount of carbohydrates when he was in FAU in Boca Raton as a college student. He started working in a financial company in Delray Beach after his MBA program in Lynn University in Boca Raton. He has been successful in making a lot of money and his weight gradually going up with his increased wealth. A few years ago, he suddenly felt so tired and his vision became very blurry, he was rushed into Boca Regional Hospital and was told his blood sugar was over 300 and his A1C was 11 (normal range is below 5.7). His vision was so bad that he could not read the text on his phone. He was diagnosed as type II diabetes in his early forties and started metformin to lower his blood sugar. The physician in Boca Regional Hospital told him that the high blood sugar can cause inflammation in his retina, in his joints and his hands and feet. He soon noticed that both his feet were numb and his testosterone level is decreasing. Both his shoulders are very sore after playing golf in Boynton Beach. He has been trying to cut down his carbohydrates after he was diagnosed with diabetes, the A1C gradually decreases.
He is determined to stabilize his blood sugar within normal range. With the help of a good nutritionist in Coral Springs, he was able to lower his A1C from 11 to 5.9, but his blood sugar shoots up after he has a normal meal, his fasting blood sugar is still around 160 to 200. Both his shoulders were frozen a year ago and now he still has motion range limitation after a few months of PT in West Palm Beach. His left hand is very sore and he has difficulty holding the golf club. He developed impotence due to the poor circulation, and his feet are still numb. After New Years in 2017, Mr. Snow came to see the acupuncturist in Boca Raton and would like to use acupuncture to reduce the inflammation in all the joints and lower his blood sugar. He started acupuncture treatment twice a week; his acupuncturist in Boca also gave him some life style and nutrition advice. After 3 months of treatment, his impotence is improving, his foot numbness is gone, and both his shoulders have increased motion range. His left hand still has sensitive spots, but he has no pain. He also has improved vision, and now he can read the text from his colleagues in Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Deer Field Beach. Most importantly, his fasting blood sugar is around 120 after a meal.