Beyond Type 1 provides programs and resources that enhance the lives of those affected by diabetes, changing the landscape of chronic disease management. Additionally, Beyond Type 1 has funded some of the most innovative efforts, technology and resources focused on education, advocacy as well as research and efforts paving the way to a type 1 diabetes cure.

Learn more about Beyond Type 1’s funding model.


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.MORE

Beyond Type 1 En Español

Beyond Type 1 es una nueva manera de hacer filantropía que utiliza el poder de las redes sociales y la tecnología, buscando cambiar lo que significa vivir con una enfermedad crónica. Al educar a la comunidad global sobre esta enfermedad crónica autoinmune, así como a proporcionar recursos y apoyo a los que viven con diabetes Tipo 1MORE

Beyond Type 2

Beyond Type 2 is a place for everyone impacted by type 2 diabetes to share their stories, get connected to the community, and find resources on topics from daily management to mental health.MORE

Beyond Type 2 En Español

Beyond Type 2 es un lugar donde todos aquellos con diabetes Tipo 2 pueden compartir sus historias, conectar con la comunidad y encontrar recursos en distintos temas desde manejo diario nasta salud emocional.MORE

Beyond Type 1 International

Beyond Type 1 is now live in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish.MORE

Coronavirus + Diabetes

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BEYOND TYPE 1 APP: An online community for those with type 1 to connect directly with others who just get it.

BEYOND TYPE 2 APP: Supported by the ADA, a safe space for those with type 2 diabetes to connect, share experiences and find community.

BEYOND TYPE RUN: A program bringing an inspiring team of type 1s to the TCS New York City Marathon each year.

COMMUNITY TABLE: Monthly conversations with experts and community members around issues facing those living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

DIABETES SCHOLARS: A program offering scholarships specifically to college-bound high school seniors in the US with type 1 diabetes.

GETINSULIN.ORG: A new program connecting people with diabetes in the United States to the insulin access and affordability options that match their unique circumstances.

JESSE WAS HERE: A hub of support for those who’ve experienced the loss of family, friends and loved ones to type 1 diabetes.

SNAIL MAIL CLUB: A global pen pal program connecting kids and teens (and adults, too!) to others with type 1 diabetes.

TuDIABETES: An online forum for adults living with diabetes with spaces to chat about management, technology, nutrition and more.

#SEETHESIGNS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: A grassroots effort to spread awareness for the Warning Signs of Type 1 diabetes and avoid life-threatening, preventable outcomes like diabetic ketoacidosis.

Past Projects

Beyond Type 1 has launched several distinct content and programatic initiatives, some of the most recent of which are highlighted below.

Bike Beyond

Summer 2017 - Team Bike Beyond completed an epic, 10-week adventure, pedaling from New York City to San Francisco. MORE

CGM Access for Veterans

Educating and raising awareness of CGM among veterans with diabetes who access care via the VA, arming them with the information they need for better diabetes management.MORE

Complications of Diabetes

If you have T1D, you may develop complications relating to your eyes, teeth, feet, mental health, and more. MORE

Focus on Access

How did insulin pricing get so out of control in the United States? And how do we move forward? MORE

Imagine Spotlights

Imagine Spotlights are weekly video interviews highlighting amazing individuals living with T1D co-produced by Beyond Type 1 and the American Diabetes Association, and hosted by Rob Howe.MORE

JDRF Type One Nation Summit: Viviendo sin Límites in Spanish.

On July 31st, the JDRF Alliance - Beyond Type 1 presented the JDRF Type One Nation Summit: Viviendo sin Límites. These are some of the sessions presented.MORE

#KnowledgeDrop Expert Video Series

Beyond Type 1 aired live conversations every week in November with diabetes experts covering key areas impacting everyone with Type 1 diabetes. MORE
Let's Talk Lows

Let’s Talk Lows

Beyond Type 1 focused on hypoglycemia and severe hypoglycemia during our 'Let's Talk Lows' campaign. We looked at causes, symptoms, fears and treatment options.MORE

Previously Healthy

Written by Michelle Boise, 'Previously Healthy' is a Webby award-winning, longform, multimedia piece of journalism that examines the preventable death of Reegan Oxendine from a missed diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.MORE

Sleep Week

For people with diabetes, sleep (and lack thereof) can directly affect blood sugar levels and overall physical and mental health and well-being.MORE

September Summits

September Summits are panel-style discussions about issues facing the diabetes community that took place at Beyond Type 1 throughout September 2020.MORE


Help change the way the world views diabetes this Diabetes Awareness Month.MORE

Type 1 Diabetes Research

Through the JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance, Beyond Type 1 has partnered with JDRF—the world’s biggest nonprofit funder of type 1 diabetes research —to educate our community on the important role research plays in the lives of everyone ...MORE


Beyond Type 1 is proud to partner with these incredible organizations to make the biggest impact possible, improving what it means to live with type 1 diabetes.

ADCES Peer Support CoalitionThe Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (ADCES) is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. Their vision is to empower diabetes educators to expand the horizons of innovative education, management and support.

AMPI – The Alliance to Modernize Prescribing Information is a coalition to modernize access to prescribing information through electronic labeling.

DDRC – The Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition was formed to address these unique challenges and meet the acute needs of those with type 1 diabetes (T1D) during natural disasters.

DPC – Diabetes Policy Collaborative, a coalition of the Alliance for Patient Access, seeks to maintain access for diabetes patients and to restore the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship in diabetes care.

Diatribe Time in Range Coalition, formed to ensure that TIR becomes the primary glucose metric for daily management, complemented by A1C, in diabetes care globally.

Global Heart Hub is a non-profit organization that seeks to educate and promote awareness about cardiovascular disease through the alliance of patient organizations.

IADA, the International Alliance for Diabetes Action is an alliance of over 50 international organizations from various sectors working to collectively achieve the targets outlined in the Boston Declaration and improve diabetes care in humanitarian crisis

iDOCr – Intercultural Diabetes Online Community Research is a research group that represents underserved and underrepresented populations living with diabetes. Their research focuses on peer to peer online support and how it impacts diabetes management.

JDRF – BT1 AllianceThe JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance provides greater support for those impacted by T1D by tapping into the combined power of JDRF, the leading global organization funding T1D research, and Beyond Type 1, the organization with the largest online community of any diabetes nonprofit. The work of the Alliance centers around three core pillars: community programs, advocacy and communications + education.

Life For a Child Steering Committee – Life for a Child supports the provision of the best possible health care, given local circumstances, to all children and youth (under 26 years of age) with diabetes in less-resourced countries, through the strengthening of existing diabetes services.

NMFR Diabetes Working Group: The National Minority Quality Forum Diabetes Working Group focuses on diabetes initiatives and sustainable health care quality and equity.

PIPC – Partnership to Improve Patient Care is a wide group of health organizations focusing on the financial quantification of quality of life issues for individuals with chronic illnesses.

SHCC The Smarter Health Care Coalition’s mission is to enhance the patient experience—encompassing access, convenience, affordability and quality—by working together towards achieving smarter health care, with a focus on integrating benefit design innovations and consumer/patient engagement within broader delivery system reform in order to better align coverage, quality and value-based payment goals.


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 hello@beyondtype1.org.

Arogya World

Arogya World is a global health non-profit organization working to prevent NCDs, non-communicable diseases, through health education and lifestyle change. They engage with health leaders as well as individuals to help people around the world lead healthier lives. Their mission is reflected in their name – Arogya in Sanskrit means to live a life without disease.

Children With Diabetes

Children with Diabetes focuses on care today, so we are ready for a cure tomorrow. We provide support, education, and inspiration to empower families and all people living with diabetes to enjoy healthy, enriched lives.

Diabetes Youth Families

The mission of DYF is to improve the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. The organization provides education and recreation within a supportive community, encouraging personal growth, knowledge and independence.

Marjorie’s Fund

The mission of Marjorie’s Fund is to empower type 1 diabetes adults living in resource-poor settings to not only survive, but to effectively manage their diabetes and to thrive. To fulfill this mission, Marjorie’s Fund develops and implements programs that focus on three areas: healthcare access, diabetes education, and economic empowerment.


Tidepool is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making diabetes data more accessible, actionable, and meaningful for people with diabetes, their care teams, and researchers. Tidepool’s free software liberates data from diabetes devices, and places it in context of the real world.

We Are Diabetes

We Are Diabetes is a non-profit organization devoted to providing much needed support, education, guidance and hope to individuals living with type 1 diabetes who struggle with disordered eating behaviors. Family members and loved ones of those who are struggling are also welcome and encouraged to reach out to our organization.

Other grantees include:

WRITTEN BY BT1 Editorial Team, POSTED 10/19/17, UPDATED 08/23/23

This piece was authored collaboratively by the Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team.