My mother, who is also type 2, lives off less than $800 a month. She, along, with my wife and I, buys groceries at WalMart (we take her because she has no car, and has very poor vision). My mother has lost weight due to eating less and learning about carbs, etc. from the dietician at our local hospital. She stopped buying potato chips, and other junk food. My mother’s doctor set up the appt., and it was paid for by medicare.
Also, my wife and I eat a lot beans, such as black beans and kidney beans. We normally buy the cheaper brands (Walmart carries the Great Value brand), but I think we buy Bush’s Beans. We buy and eat fresh produce. some of it we buy from Walmart, and some of it we grow ouselves. We eat sweet potatos, bell peppers, egg plant, cucumbers, etc. My wife prefers to “cook from scratch” as opposed to buying conveinence food such as boxed or frozen meals. We buy Walmart chicken, especially the hot wings, pork chops (we grill them), etc.