DrWeil.com is also a good resource for healthy eating as well and has an email option that emails out free recipes.
I feel much the same as you about wanting to do healthy lifestyle,etc. over drugs. With diabetes, though, you will want to watch your sugars very closely. Diabetes can affect every organ (being a condition that affects the blood) and the consequences of out of whack blood sugars can be horrible and they don't happen overnight. That last thing you want is to be on dialysis or lose a leg. So sorry to sound 'gloom & doom' because I don't mean it like that. Well controlled sugars never see any of the negative consequences.
Diet and exercise would certainly be my first choice ... as long as it's working. It's also possible to use meds to control sugars until you are in the groove taking care of yourself... then as your sugars dip into the low range, the doc would have no choice but to lower/discontinue the meds.
I have a husband who decided he didn't need to watch it that close and now he has neuropathic pain in his legs daily. And I'm in the same boat as you, except with my blood pressure. I'm trying it with food and exercise (mostly food at this point - sadly enough), and I guess I'll find out in November when I return to the dr. if she's happy enough with my readings to let me continue without the meds.
Anyway.... sorry for any lectures -- just a concerned team mate. Good luck with the diet & exercise ... I'm sure the diagnosis could be just what you need to get you motivated to do what you've probably been wanting to do all along.
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