If you have diabetes type 2, should know?- by Dr Harold Gunatillake
There is more than one way you could bring down blood sugar level to normal range (fasting 90-110 mg), if you have diabetes.
Early stages, your doctor will refer you to a dietician for advice on dietetic management. This early stage (pre-diabetic phase) diet and exercise alone will help to control the disease and possibly even reverse.
Being having a genetic factor for diabetes or family history, you may need to continue both exercise and strict low GI foods discipline long term.
When you are a full blown diabetic due to neglect during the early phase, your doctor will put you on medication to bring down your blood sugar level with food restrictions. Medication alone can control the blood sugar level but may not be able to reverse the diabetic situation unless the insulin resistance is reduced. In short, you need to take medication right through life, as most do.