I might suggest you look into the success stories with a Whole Food Plant Based diet. Forks Over Knives has a website. Dr. Joel Fuhrman has a book called The End of Diabetes. Dr. Neal Barnard has a video about it. There are many, many success stories out there. This way of eating has been endorsed as the best diet by Kaiser Permanente Healthcare in California. There are also many bloggers like Chef AJ, Hello Nutritarian, Nutmeg Notebook. Also, my guru at Nutritionfacts.org is Dr. Michael Greger. His book, How Not to Die was a NY Times best seller. The most important thing to do is loose weight because the lipids within your cells create the insulin resistance. You can rapidly loose weight by eliminating meat, dairy, eggs and oil and embracing grains,legumes, fruits and veggies. I've been getting mailings from two people who are Type I diabetics under control with WFPB. Their program is called Mastering Diabetes. Read up and let the evidence speak to you. It's a big change but it will work if you follow the plan.
Thank you so much for these resources. It's hard to know where to begin, but I know Whole Foods (and in my case, paleo) are effective ways to get the weight off.