1523195 tn?1291322372

I have diabetes :( help

I have recently noticed that I have diabetes , I'm 40+ years old , I measured my sugar level at home and it ranges from 270 -370 when I'm fast ( 8-12 hours without eating and drinking) and when I after eating it also ranges from 250-270 .
I went to the doctor to make full body analysis for diabetes and the blood sugar level was 290 , he prescribed me two tablets / day of Glucophage 1000mg and one tablet / day of ACTOS 30mg.
Please tell me in my case  is diabetes one of the diseases that can be controlled easy ?
I'm scared of diabetes needles in the long run (if it has been developed and not controlled) .
Is there any healthy way to reduce it to a normal level?

Thanks in advance ,
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1523195 tn?1291322372
Update (Blood Sugar Level) for today
Fast 8 hours : 250
Fast 12 hours : 195
1 hour After eating : 280
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Tight glucose control is very important!
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393942 tn?1315560152
When my Doc perscribed Actos for me it made me swell up with fluid right away. In 2 weeks I gained 15 pounds. He had me stop it and I lost it right away. Becareful and watch for any swelling. Also a low carb diet helps alot.
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