About Beyond Type 1



Beyond Type 1 is a nonprofit organization changing what it means to live with diabetes. Through platforms, programs, resources, and grants, Beyond Type 1 is uniting the global diabetes community and providing solutions to improve lives today. Founded in 2015 with a focus on education, advocacy and the path to a cure for Type 1 diabetes, Beyond Type 1 has grown to also include programs for those with Type 2 diabetes. A new model of philanthropy, Beyond Type 1 aims to change what it means to live with chronic illness.

Founders + Leadership support operational expenses so that 100% of every dollar raised directly supports the most promising global efforts and programs working to educate, advocate and cure Type 1 diabetes. Beyond Type 1 is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, under charitable ID #47-3336640. 



Nick was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13. The multi-platinum selling recording artist, talented actor and philanthropist continues to support charitable causes that are close to his heart while encouraging youth to follow their dreams in spite of their struggles. He has served as an advocate for a variety of important issues, including health and education for our youth, human rights and most notably diabetes.


Juliet’s son Nicolas was diagnosed with Type 1 in 2012 at the age of 5. Juliet joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2001, and as a partner works with the firm’s portfolio companies on areas of human capital. She has served on numerous national and international non-profit boards and campaigns, most notably Product (RED).


Sarah’s daughter Mary was diagnosed with Type 1 in 1998 at the age of 7. An event designer, writer and lifestyle expert with a passion for philanthropy, she has raised over $15 million for Type 1 charities over the past 15 years. She has served on the board of several Bay Area and national organizations focused on youth, health and education.


Sam was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 12. A star in the culinary world, he has turned his love for food into an innovative career, opening several restaurants and participating in season 2 of Top Chef, where he was named “Fan Favorite.” He serves as a role model to adults and children alike by applying his “all-natural” style of cooking to every recipe.


We are grateful to our Founding Friends whose generous support of operations has allowed Beyond Type 1 to build a powerful organization + global brand and become the fastest growing diabetes organization in the world.


Loren + Mike Gordon  |  Amy + John Griffin  |  Cathie + Pitch Johnson | Gisel + Omid Kordestani   

Kate + Gregg Lemkau  | Leslie + William McMorrow  |  Jennifer + John Nordstrom 

Otis Booth Foundation  |  Regina + John Scully


Meet our Board of Directors, Team, and Leadership Council!

Social Media


We have the largest Facebook following on Facebook for Type 1 diabetes, where people are a part of the global T1D community. Read and share stories and resources; find out what is happening in the Type 1 space daily.

Find us in español

Facebook – @beyondtype1ESP

Facebook – @dhfespanol

Facebook – @diabetesHF


By establishing a supportive community via powerful social media people are connected on a global scale in a new way. Our Instagram campaign “Live Beyond,” showcases the age, range and variance of those living their best life with T1D, and our Beyond Type 1 Daily will keep you updated on all things BT1.

Submit to our Instagram Wall today!

Find us in español

Instagram – tu_diabetes


If Twitter is more your thing, then contribute to the fast-paced convos on this platform where you can find stories, resources, current news, memes and that inspiring one-liner that will keep you tweeting.

Find us in español

Twitter – @estudiabetes

Twitter – @diabetesHF


If you’re looking for inspiration in art, quotes and culinary dabbling, then start pinning on Pinterest. Be a part of what’s happening at Beyond Type 1 in terms of diabadass expression.


Videos are worth a thousand pictures — literally. See what Beyond Type 1 is talking about on YouTube in terms of advocacy, education and humor. Meet our council and global ambassadors who are doing incredible work across the globe; find out more about what Beyond Type 1 is all about.

Impact Reports