Give the meds a couple of weeks. They are not immediately effective like insulin.
One whisky and water a day may actually lower your sugars. Use your meter to test its effect. You do have a meter¿ The alcohol will keep your liver busy preventing it from releasing sugars. Of course that extra work does damagae it too
IMO all store bought breads are evil. I've found very few that work well and none of those taste good. I now make my own breads. I control all contents including added sugar and salt. I get a boost of flavor and texture and they behave very well for me. But IME type 2's not on insulin hardly ever get along with bread.