I am just curious, what do you mean by "controlled" by diet and exercise? Are you saying that you BG level is or A1C is maintained at a normal level by diet and exercise alone (no drugs)?
I am asking because I am newly diagnosed and looking for hope that it is possible.
Both. My daily readings are an INSTANT response to what I eat (exercise has a longer lasting effect). My A1C is a longer range reading of the same thing.
I've noticed when I'm sick it TOTALLY wrecks my readings but my doctor still considers me to have "excellent" control.
Have you had an A1C yet? If so, what was it (if you don't mind sharing ...)
Good luck ... this is workable!
age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise