Being Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes
There may not have been any clear warning signs before you or your loved one were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, so it may have come as a shock. It may help you to know that you are not alone. Each year over 18,000 people under the age of 20 in the United States are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. But it’s not just a childhood disease; adults can get type 1 diabetes too!
There is support available to help you deal with the shock and stress of the diagnosis. You can take charge and help manage your, or your loved one's, type 1 diabetes.
When you first get the news, you'll have questions. You'll need information. That's why you, or your loved one with type 1 diabetes, have a diabetes care team. Ask them whatever questions you may have. Be open to their advice. Here on Cornerstones4Care.com you’ll find a wealth of information on type 1 diabetes care, so be sure to come back often.
The articles on this site offer type 1 diabetes management tips and provide suggestions based on the 4 cornerstones of diabetes care. There’s even content for kids and teens. You and your loved one can learn about:
Be patient with yourself—it takes time to learn the important things you need to know to manage type 1 diabetes. Take good care of yourself and turn to others for needed support. Yes, there are many things to do when you have, or care for someone with, type 1 diabetes. Keep going and know that type 1 diabetes shouldn’t keep you from doing and accomplishing the things in life that you want to!