Welcome to the club. I was DX'd with type 2 a year ago an d I have graduated to needing meds to control the sugar levels. But exercise, good eats, lose a few pounds, and give up the sugar stuff, you can live with it. I went a looong time before I was DX'd. I inherited the tendency towards the disease, so it was inevitable I would have some issues with it and so the meds are necessary.
I get along fine with it. Incidentally, there are a bazillion books out there on meals for Diabetics. Surprisingly, good eats do not have to be limited.....