Cornerstones4Care® Tools and Resources
Cornerstones4Care® offers a variety of tools and resources that are helpful for both newly-diagnosed patients and those who have been managing diabetes for years. Many are designed for you to share information with your health care provider to help him or her refine your diabetes care plan.
Get answers to commonly-asked questions about COVID-19, including: What is it? Are you at risk for COVID-19 because you have diabetes? How can you protect yourself? How can you prepare for being sick? What should you do if you get sick?
For additional COVID-19 information and resources, click here.Also available in Spanish
Informative Fact Sheets
Learn the basics about diabetes, including the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as how to check and track your A1C and blood sugar levels.
Understand the importance of knowing your A1C and blood sugar levels and fill out your own personal Diabetes Care Checklist.
Find out how and when to check your blood sugar levels, including how to use our Blood Sugar and A1C Tracker to record your numbers and goals.
Learn how to create balanced, diabetes-friendly meals you and the whole family will enjoy. Then use our Meal Planner and Shopping List to plan and track your meals throughout the day.
Master those confusing nutrition labels so you can balance good fats and bad fats while managing your protein and carbohydrate intake.
Understand the differences between prediabetes and diabetes, including the risk factors and how you can help lower yours.
Taking care of your feet is important for people with diabetes. Learn how to wash, dry, and inspect your feet, as well as what types of footwear you should choose.
Find out how to stick to your meal plan while eating out, including how to order and what you should do before, during, and after your meal.
Learn about the 8 core defects that can affect blood sugar levels, GLP-1 and how it works in different areas of your body to help keep blood sugar in balance, and treatment options that mimic the action of your body’s GLP-1.
Keeping up with your diabetes care plan when you're sick is very important. Get sick-day tips for tracking your blood sugar, taking your medicine, what and when to eat and drink, and when to call your health care provider.
Get helpful tips for traveling with diabetes, managing stress, and lowering your risk for other health problems. You’ll also learn about managing diabetes when you’re sick, how often you should see the members of your diabetes care team, and which exams you should have during those visits.Also available in Spanish
Learn more about how carbohydrates affect your blood sugar and which foods are highest in them. Also get carb and calorie counts and serving sizes for fruits, milk and yogurts, vegetables, proteins, fats, sweets and desserts, condiments, fast foods, and alcohol.Also available in Spanish
Get helpful information on checking your blood sugar, what your blood sugar numbers and A1C results tell about your diabetes, and how to manage low (hypoglycemia) or high (hyperglycemia) blood sugar. There’s also a chart to help you keep track of all your medicines and doses.Also available in Spanish
Get a handy blood sugar diary that lets you easily track your blood sugar (as well as carb intake and diabetes medicine doses) and share the results with your health care provider. If you take a mealtime insulin, there’s also a chart for your health care provider to complete about how to adjust your dose. Serves as a complementary piece to the Staying on Track educational booklet.Also available in Spanish
Find out more about planning healthy meals, serving sizes, and reading food labels. You’ll also learn about the different types of diabetes medicines and how they work, and get information on how to start and stick with a physical activity program.Also available in Spanish
Diabetes Management Tools
Use this interactive tool to learn more about topics that are important to you and create a plan that you can put into action.
Create tasty, diabetes-friendly meals by choosing from thousands of foods. See how what you eat compares to your daily goals, choose healthy substitutions that can help you stay on target, and save your favorite meals.
Enter the blood sugar targets recommended by your health care provider and keep track of your readings on our site.
Enter the A1C target recommended by your health care provider and keep track of your test results on our site.
Enter the weight goals recommended by your health care provider and keep track of your results on our site.