Thank you for the compliment! I think we are a good group because we are real people, discussing diabetes from our own experiences, not just some dietician or doctor telling you what to do. We have found that everyone is different and needs to find what works for them. I am still struggling, but some others here are succeeding, and I'm learning a lot from them.
I think the one thing I would tell someone new to Type 2 diabetes is that the best thing for you is exercise. We have no way to lower a high reading the way Type 1's do, injecting insulin, so I believe our best choice is to go for a walk.
The second thing I would suggest is to test often, 2 hours after a meal, to see how different foods effect you. If you get a spike from something, cut back or cut it out altogether. In time you will learn what you can and can't eat. I know, but still have trouble staying away from the bad foods.
Here is a site that gives a lot of information that is dependable.
I hope we hear from you again!