I just noticed on WebMD answers, the question--is oatmeal good for diabetes and was very surprised that doctor Dansinger recommends cold cereal but not oatmeal.
Every morning for breakfast I have a big bowl of Quaker Old Fashioned oats with half a jar of Paul Newman Mild Salsa (lowest sodium salsa I could find). Sometimes for my forth meal at around 8 in the evening I have a big bowl of oatmeal as I did last night and the night before. This morning my blood sugar was 76 and the day before the fasting was 74, My HbA1c is 5.4, I suspect it will be lower next time it is checked because of a bit more weight loss. I am on no meds and have been T2 for more than 20 years. However, I eat no added fats, meat, dairy eggs or refined foods and I think his admonition to eat no fats if you eat starches is a good one.
Re, why would you want to control your diabetes with meds alone and not want a lifestyle change? Believe it or not, the people who join this and similar groups on the net are fairly rare. Very few people I know who have one medical condition or another employ lifestyle change but rely entirely on meds. In fact it often seems that they tell you the meds they are taking with a kind of pride. Odd.
Muscle cramping after injection is a rare side effect but you see from this link that it requires medical attention. It doesn't say the remedy. If your doctor is unfamiliar with this find someone who is. I wonder if you called the manufacturer of the insulin if a customer relations person might have an answer or remedy.
So far as I know only when he hikes and is wearing his hiking boots. He started using it after his toenails heeled and didn't go hiking until they did. The problem was the down hill stretches,not while hiking up hill. So far as I know he hasn't had any more problems. However, my daughter was a dancer and all the girls had toenail problems sometimes even with the lambs wool.
At diagnosis what percentage of diabetics are overweight or obese and what percentage normal weight or thin? A thirty year old person might be obese and not have diabetes but become diabetic when he or she is 50. Is it the age or the weight that produces the diabetes? Do you have links to any articles that show the relationship between either age or weight and diabetes?
Leaders of the fat acceptance movement insist that overweight or obesity is not a health problem as long as you are fit. And there are some studies on the paradox of obesity which show that overweight persons have a lower mortality rate than normal weight persons.