Welcome Karen. I also am a type 2, only for a few months though, but it was enough to wake me up to my huge weight problem.
You will find lots of buddies here who can motivate, empathize and kick your butt when you need it.. and we all can do this because we all have been in the exact same spots and know how it feels.
Although you are welcome to post anywhere, my suggestion ( the thing that has helped me the most) is to find a title in this forum that is closest to what your goals are. I have seen from a 5 lb weight loss group up to 100 +. That way, there is the same women posting in that topic and you get to know each other a little bit and have a stronger feeling of comradarie.
Good luck in your new life walk