I know this is all new to you and it's easy to get overwhelmed. The advice I have given you about "Eat to Your Meter" is not supported by most medical professionals.
Most of us who follow this system end up cutting their carb intake drastically, exactly how much and what types depends on what your meter tells you. For myself I have had to cut all grains as well as potatoes, sugar, fruit and legumes. Many medical professionals will tell you this is a very unhealthy diet or that it is unsustainable.
There is actually abundant research saying their advice is wrong, but this has not filtered down to the average person giving advice about treatment for T2. I have been eating between 30 and 50 grams of carbs per day for 4.5 years and have no trouble sticking to my diet. The reason is that I too want to retain my eyesight and feet and I find it to be a satisfying way of eating.
My best advice is to educate yourself about T2 and diet and make up your own mind about a path forward. If you do receive push back from from your medical team you can then defend your decisions or simply ignore their advice.
Here are some additional resources:
Low Carb Dietitian website. The sites author, Franziska Spritzler is a RD and CDE. I would recommend reading her blog from front to back. She has blood sugar issues of her own and her blog posts are well researched and footnoted. Franziska also did a video interview here on tuD recently, that I found very informative.
The Bernstein Group here on tuD. Read all the back posts and discussions, Although many members are not as strict with their diet as Dr. B. recommends you'll find lots of advice from folks walking the walk and talking the talk, as well as some recipe ideas from time to time.
This site is also a great resource. If you decide to try a low carb approach there are several low carb recipe groups. The general discussions are also an excellent resource.
There are also tons of Low carb recipe sites on the internet in general. Some of the Paleo sites also have recipes that work for T2's.