Type 1 Diabetes Support Booklets | Cornerstones4Care®

Type 1 Diabetes Support Booklets

The complete type 1 diabetes “My Life, My Diabetes, My Way” booklet series gives you information on topics of interest based on your age, diabetes experience, and the challenges you may be facing during this point in your life. This series offers a book for everyone, from toddler to adult!


Type 1 Diabetes 101:
Getting Started, Staying on Track

Designed for people who have been newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, their family, and friends, this guide is meant to provide both information and reassurance. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Caring for Someone With Type 1 Diabetes

Written especially for parents or caregivers of young children, elementary school kids, teens, and young adults with type 1 diabetes, it guides the reader through important diabetes facts, plus information relevant to their child’s specific stage in life.

Meet Dot: Your New Friend!
Ages 2-6

This type 1 diabetes booklet features Dot, a friendly cartoon drop (or “dot”) of blood who appears during blood sugar checks and introduces young children to the world of diabetes with the help of her young friends. This educational booklet teaches through reading and coloring. It's designed for children ages 2 to 6.

My Type 1 Diabetes: Conquering the Elementary School Years
Ages 7-11

This booklet is full of information, games, and fun “Team Challenges” focusing on things that elementary school kids need to know like going to sleepovers, parties, camp, and much more. Children ages 7 to 11 years old can read and explore this book either on their own or with some help from parents, caregivers, or friends.

Get Help Navigating Your Course
Ages 12-16

A must-read for teens, this book discusses being more independent in taking care of one’s own diabetes, driving with type 1 diabetes, and handling new tasks in their diabetes journey. Teens can read and note what they want and flip through what they don’t! Intended for pre-teens and teens ages 12 to 16.

Meeting New Grown-Up Challenges
Ages 17-24

This book contains real-world answers to help young adults manage their type 1 diabetes during this busy and exciting stage of life. Written to address the challenges and concerns of young adults ages 17 to 24, such as beginning college or new careers, and going from a pediatric diabetes care team to an adult diabetes care team.

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.