Welcome Jason . . . there are no guarantees, as Agitater says. But if you're diligent about controlling your blood sugars - making whatever lifestyle changes are deemed necessary and doing it quickly - a lot of the side effects of diabetes can be reduced. If your sugars have been really high and been that way for a long time before your diagnosis, it may lessen the chances for full reduction, but the sooner you get your levels stabilized at a safe low level, the better the odds.