Welcome Monica to dLife. Sorry we all have the common condition of diabetes before we can meet. I know it is really difficult to digest it all when you are first diagnosed. What med are you on? The first I had was metformin but that wasn't enough for me so the doctor added glipizide. That worked for years for me watching my diet and everything. When do you see your doctor again and do you have a class scheduled to learn how to count carbs and stuff? I hope so. You can learn so much from an educational class and they are often given at community clinics at a low price.
Your numbers definitely have shown some serious improvement with your med but you know you have a long way to go to get them down. I know as you learn how to eat like a diabetic, and hopefully get some physical activity, those numbers will go down so much more. Everything takes time to learn. I know there is a plate method explained somewhere on dLife. Maybe someone can find it for us. It is a good starting point. I believe it is a 9 1/2 inch dinner plate. Half the plate is for an assortment of vegetables. Try to have a variety of color. One fourth of the plate is for your meat, and the other fourth is for your higher carbs, such as potatoes, pastas, sweet potato and etc. You can have a small amount of fruit on the side and a cup of milk. This is just for you until you work out your system with your healthcare professionals.
Before you know it you will be helping newcomers to dLife with all that you will learn. I hope you will post often and let us know your progress.