About Type 1 Diabetes
If you or someone you care for has type 1 diabetes, you are not alone. It’s hard to get an exact number of people with type 1 diabetes, but the JDRF reports that as many as 3 million Americans may have type 1 diabetes and that 85% of people living with type 1 diabetes are adults.
However, many of those adults living with type 1 were diagnosed as children. Every year, over 18,000 people under age 20 are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. But someone can be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes later in life as well. This life-changing news can be a shock, to both the person with diabetes and their loved ones. However, it may be comforting to know that technologies for monitoring and treating diabetes—from smaller blood sugar testing meters to water-resistant insulin pumps—have changed and improved over the years, making diabetes management easier and more personalized. With proper diabetes management, it is now possible to live a good life with type 1 diabetes. Cornerstones4Care® is designed to provide online diabetes management tools, information, and support to individuals living with type 1 diabetes as well as to their families and care partners.
Living With Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes 101
- Being Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes
- A1C and Blood Sugar Control
- High Blood Sugar
- Low Blood Sugar
- Reducing the Risk of Long-term Problems
- Common Coexisting Conditions
- Healthy Coping
- Managing Feelings of Stress, Anger, and Depression
- Feel Overwhelmed?
- How to Prepare for Emergencies
- The Diabetes Care Team
- Diabetes Support Groups
For Parents and Caregivers
- Dealing With Your Child’s Diagnosis
- Caring for a Child With Diabetes
- What’s the Difference?
- Blood Sugar Control for Children
- Making Diabetes Management Work for the Whole Household
- Starting School or Day Care
- How to Stop Bullies
- Type 1 Diabetes and Teens
- Diabulimia Awareness
- Helping Teens With Type 1 Diabetes Become Young Adults
- Parenting Under Pressure
- Managing Young Adults Living on Their Own
- Paying for Diabetes Care
- Caring for Young Adults Living At Home
- Type 1 Diabetes Support Booklets