I am glad you are ready. Cut the sugar and high carbs from your diet. There are lists of big offenders on the web. To be safe means to have a balanced diet which means that almost every meal should have protein, veggies, maybe bread, fruit, and maybe dairy. Some fat slows down the spike when you eat sweet or high carb foods. Sugar alone spikes faster than complex carbs, Cut down the amount of sugar gradually and you won't miss it. If you get hungry, have a handful of nuts instead of something sweet. Food is your cure, not pills. Some meds can lower your blood sugar too much if you are between meals. It is important to eat regularly, by the clock if possible. My body can go four hours between meals and then I am nauseated. A heavy meal with sugar makes me want to keep eating all evening. I gave that up. Milk satisfies my tummy because it digests slowly. Get lists from the web and pick out what foods you think you might like to eat. It is an adventure, like going to a new country and trying their food. Maybe you like it and maybe you don't Choose what you enjoy.
Let us know what new foods your have tried. We want to hear about good eating. Dorisena.