Hi Diane, I'd get a meter asap. You can get a relatively inexpensive one at Walmart - the Relion brand. (many of our members use this as a back up meter). This way you can see what different foods are doing to your blood sugar. keep a log (I know pita) of what you eat, what your fastings are, before meal bg and 2 or 3 hours after. you can also see how exercise affects your bg - check before and after - you'll be motivated to walk if you see how it (usually) goes down!
I'm sure some of our type 2 members can add to this. good luck and keep us posted!