Im 56 and newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Im a nervous wreck all the time. What should I eat not eat. These medications scare me because I keep hearing how dangerous they are and that ill land up on dialysis eventually. Im not sleeping right always wake up about three in the morning. My doctor is pleased with my progress. But I cant help but feel this will eventually do me in. Are these medications dangerous to take? My doctor said its too early for insulin which I would rather be on.