About Beyond Type 1



Beyond Type 1 was founded in 2015 by Juliet de Baubigny, Nick Jonas, Sarah Lucas and Sam Talbot. Beyond Type 1 is a new brand of philanthropy leveraging the power of social media and technology, changing what it means to live with Type 1 diabetes. By educating the global community about this chronic, autoimmune disease, as well as providing resources and support for those living with Type 1, Beyond Type 1 bridges the gap from diagnosis to cure, empowering people to both live well today and to fund a better tomorrow. 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 registered 501(c)3.



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 $10 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.  In addition to being a co-founder, Sarah serves as the CEO of Beyond Type 1.


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.

Programs & Grantees

With a focus on education, advocacy, and the path to a cure, Beyond Type 1 has developed a broad ranging portfolio of grantees and programs aimed at improving the lives of people impacted by T1D. 100% of every dollar raised goes back to the Type 1 community, because our Founders + Founding Friends pay all operational and fundraising expenses.

Donate here and help fund Beyond Type 1’s global programs and grantee initiatives.



Beyond Type 1 issues grants to the most promising efforts and programs working to educate, advocate and cure Type 1. We review grant and partnership proposals on a rolling basis. If you are working on something, and think that Beyond Type 1 would be a good partner, send us an email and tell us a bit about you, your organization and the work that you’re doing!

If you have any questions, contact Thom Scher.


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 “Living 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.


We’re also on Snapchat! Every day a different member in the Beyond Type 1 community posts, showcasing cool and exciting stuff happening in every part of the world. Start snapping today and add to our story!