Type 1 Diabetes Information, Tips & Resources | Cornerstones4Care®

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.

Learn the Basics First

There are a lot of moving parts that go into managing type 1 diabetes. It can seem overwhelming at first, but it can be done. It may be helpful to start with the daily basics.

Have You Joined Yet?

You’re on the Cornerstones4Care® website, which is a great start! But, did you know that there’s a lot more to the type 1 diabetes support program than just the website? From helpful emails to useful diabetes management tools, membership has its advantages.