I have been controlling blood sugar level with diet and exercise for the last 5 years. But off late my sugar level HBA1 was 8.5 % and fasting sugar 121 mg/dl and PP suagr 132 mg/dl. The doctor has prescribed Glucophage 500 mg twice a day, after lunch and dinner.

My concern is that, do I have to take this tablet forever ? or Do I have hope that with more diet control and exercise, yoga I would be able to bring the sugar level down and stop taking the medicine.

Please advise. Thank you.