Type 2 diabetes can be controlled, and even reversed, with a proper diet and exercise plan, according to CNN. Depending on the severity of the diabetes and how long a patient has had diabetes, he may be able to reverse his condition, states WebMD.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when a person's body stops properly using the insulin in his bloodstream, according to CNN. This type of diabetes may also occur if a person doesn't create enough insulin to combat the foods that he eats. Most commonly, type 2 diabetes is diagnosed in patients who eat sugary foods and do not exercise. By cutting back on the sugar and carbohydrates they eat, by exercising, and by losing weight, patients with type 2 diabetes may be able to completely control and reverse their diagnosis.