Beyond Type 1 Awards Six-Figures in Scholarships and Grants to Support Diabetes Community

Today Beyond Type 1, the leading diabetes nonprofit co-founded by Nick Jonas, announces a landmark six-figure commitment to the diabetes community with the launch of the Beyond Barriers innovation grant program and the selection of 2024 recipients for the Beyond Scholars program. These strategic initiatives aim to advance health equity, support dismantling obstacles in diabetes management, fuel groundbreaking solutions, and empower individuals to pursue their dreams without compromise.

Usher and Apple CEO Tim Cook had a meeting. Now the Super Bowl performer is taking his ideas to Capitol Hill

After the Grammy-award winning singer met with the Fortune 500 exec, two main results emerged: an instant meme of Cook wearing a t-shirt with Usher’s face ironed onto it, plus suggestions for how to help the approximately 1.45 million Americans currently living with type 1 diabetes.

According to new research released Wednesday from Beyond Type 1, 79% of adults with type 1 diabetes said they felt underprepared and overwhelmed when they first learned of their diagnosis.

Questions and Confessions: Usher Urges Early Testing for Type 1 Diabetes

According to findings from a new research survey commissioned by Sanofi and released Wednesday by Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit patient advocacy organization, only 14% of adult respondents with Type 1 diabetes said they took an autoantibody test prior to their diagnosis, and 68% of adults with the condition who did not take an autoantibody test said they regretted not doing so.

Usher says early detection could have better prepared his family for a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis—97% of caregivers agree

“My child was diagnosed at six,” says the mega-star, who recently partnered with Beyond Type 1. “Had I known a year, a month, a day, before [my child was diagnosed], I probably would have been better [off].”

Type 1 diabetes is traditionally seen as “the youth version of diabetes,” says Kristian Hurley, senior vice president of programs, advocacy, & health equity at Beyond Type 1. But adults have been diagnosed with the condition more frequently in recent years, Hurley adds.

New Research Quantifies Life-Changing Impacts of a Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Diagnosis, Citing Emotional, Social, and Financial Tolls

Survey findings show 79% of adults with T1D and 83% of caregivers of children under the age of 18 with T1D changed how they lived their life when they first learned of their or their loved one's T1D diagnosis, because they felt overwhelmed and underprepared.

68% of adults with T1D, who did not screen, say they regret not taking an autoantibody test to better understand their risk of developing T1D.

Beyond Type 1 Kicks Off Its Fifth-Annual, Life-Saving #LetsTalkLows Campaign to Improve Hypoglycemia Awareness and Management

This historically viral campaign raises awareness and educates people about low blood sugar, hypoglycemia management options, and the community support available.

Beyond Type 1 Announces New Board Members and Executive Team

Beyond Type 1 releases latest Impact Report and bolsters leadership with new board members and executives; national nonprofit to expand mission in 2024.

Nick Jonas, Beyond Type 1 and NFL Alumni Association Unite to Launch National Initiative: Huddle for Diabetes

Multi-Year Partnership to Drive Diabetes Awareness, Save Lives and Improve Health Outcomes; Program to Launch During Super Bowl Week With Live Event Featuring Las Vegas Raiders Wide Receiver DeAndre Carter

Nick Jonas and Beyond Type 1 Launch #SeeTheSigns, a National Campaign to Help People Recognize the Symptoms of Diabetes and Receive a Diagnosis

Initiative to help individuals recognize symptoms, spread awareness and improve health outcomes; #SeeTheSigns social media campaign to mobilize influencers, expand digital community and offer concrete support during National Diabetes Awareness Month.


Beyond Type 1 is excited to announce its expansion into Canada with the launch of a new website and local community under the organization's Beyond Type 2 platform, which serves those living with type 2 diabetes.


Beyond Type 1 announces the stereotype-smashing team of runners who will prove anybody living with diabetes can go the distance despite their diagnosis.


Diabetes Nonprofit Beyond Type 1 Awards More than $100,000 in College Scholarships to Students Living with Diabetes

Post-secondary education is now more accessible for 24 graduating high school students from across the U.S. who live with type 1 diabetes. The students have been awarded scholarships of up to $5,000 from Diabetes Scholars, a program of nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1. Diabetes Scholars has provided more than $2 million in scholarship money since 2008.

Nick Jonas shares the 4 signs that led to his type 1 diabetes diagnosis

Nick Jonas is sharing the four symptoms he noticed before being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his teens in an effort to help raise awareness through Beyond Type 1's #SeeTheSigns campaign.

JDRF Announces Launch of global Type 1 Diabetes Index

JDRF announces the launch of the Type 1 Diabetes Index (T1D Index). The T1D Index is a first-of-its-kind data simulation tool that measures the human and public health impact of the T1D crisis in every country across the globe. It is a collaborative development by JDRF, Life for a Child, International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and Beyond Type 1. Visit

Wellness Influencers and Tech Bros Are Treating This Diabetes Device Like a Fun Trend

This article in SELF explores the growing trend of people without diabetes using CGMs and the potential benefits and drawbacks. Beyond Type 1’s Director of Content Lala Jackson was interviewed for her insight, claiming there could be a silver lining to companies marketing CGMs to people without diabetes. However, the technology should be fully accessible to all those who need it to survive.

‘Purple Hearts’: Here’s why TikTok is abuzz about the popular but controversial Netflix film

As USA Today claims, TikTok is “abuzz” about the new Netflix film, “Purple Hearts.” In this article, Movie Critic Brian Truitt broke down what people are saying about the movie, including the praise and criticism for its depiction of type 1 diabetes. Truitt cited an article from Beyond Type 1 and linked to this interview from Content Manager Julia Flaherty, which details how the creators tackled diabetes representation in the film.

The Long, Long Wait for a Diabetes Cure

Since its theatrical debut in June 2022, “The Human Trial,” has electrified the diabetes community.


A team of 50 people with Type 1 Diabetes will run the New York City Marathon to raise awareness & funds for Beyond Type 1. The team includes runners from Australia, Ecuador, Canada & U.S.

Farragut grad receives scholarship through diabetic nonprofit

Ainsley Smith has been named one of 58 scholarship recipients through Beyond Type 1. Growing up with 2 brothers also with Type 1, Ainsley knows how important managing diabetes is and plans to continue healthy living, disease management and advocacy throughout college.

West Hempstead student named diabetes scholar

Adin Moskowitz is planning to attend Cornell University this fall studying Mechanical Engineering while also having interests in computer science and electrical engineering. Adin also plans to continue his research which he began in high school to find a way to create a non-invasive way to monitor glucose levels.

What TV and Film Get Right (and Very Wrong) About Diabetes

Diabetes Daily shared misconceptions about diabetes perpetuated by film, featuring Beyond Type 1 and diaTribe's dStigmatize media guide. The guide exemplifies how diabetes is depicted in entertainment, such as using disparaging humor and minimizing serious implications of characters with diabetes.

Saratoga teen wins diabetes scholarship

Marina Kaypaghian was 1 of 58 students to receive a scholarship through Beyond Type 1. Marina plans to attend University of Southern California this fall, in high school Marina co-founded a diabetes non-profit called the Kaffa Exchange which helps people with Type 1 Diabetes in Ethiopia.

The Jonas Brothers Are ‘Better’ Than They’ve Ever Been: ‘We’re Having the Time of Our Lives’

People Magazine featured The Jonas Brothers on the cover of their “100 Reasons to Love America” issue. The exclusive story features a mention of Beyond Type 1.

Beyond Type 1 and Life for a Child Illuminate the State of Type 1 Diabetes in Rwanda

Beyond Type 1 and Life for a child launched a multimedia piece of content that highlights Rwanda's health iniquities by telling the story of two young sisters living with Type 1 Diabetes in the suburb of Kigali.

Beyond Type 1 Launches Mental Health Portal

Beyond Type 1’s mental health portal and partnership with BetterHelp was featured in an article by Diabetes Self-Management.

Beyond Type 1’s Diabetes Scholars Program Awards Record Number of Scholarships

Beyond Type 1 awarded scholarships to 58 students across the country, with a record breaking $166,000 to high school seniors of the 2021-2022 school year.

How to save on skyrocketing insulin prices

News4Jax, the largest TV station in Jacksonville, featured an investigative report on insulin prices that featured as a resource.

Dement raising awareness of Type 1 diabetes

This article features the story of Brittany Dement, one of Beyond Type 1’s Warning Signs campaign advocates. Brittany talks about her diagnosis story, her work with Beyond Type 1, and the symptoms of

Beyond Type 1 Names Deborah Dugan as New CEO

Beyond Type 1, a global diabetes nonprofit, is pleased to announce that Deborah Dugan has been appointed as the organization's CEO, beginning April 18. Dugan will lead the Beyond Type 1 team as it delivers on its mission of empowering people who live with diabetes through peer support programs, global campaigns and digital platforms.

Diabetes doc “The Human Trial” picked up by Abramorama, Espresso Media

The film comes from co-directors Guy Mossman and Lisa Hepner, and is executive produced by Beyond Type 1 (BT1) along with Amy Rapp (The Woman Who Wasn’t There, After the Murder of Albert Lima), Marla Oringer, Greer Wylder and Thom Scher, and produced by Hepner, Jonathan Formica (Lost & Found) and Kristin Lesko (O.J.: Made in America).

HBO Max Acquires ‘Brie’s Bake Off Challenge’; Freestyle Takes ‘Untold: This Is My Story’ & ‘Arisaka’; Abramorama Lands ‘The Human Trial’; Shudder Picks Up ‘What Josiah Saw’; ‘Film Fiend’ Castings; More – Film Briefs

Hepner scripted the project and produced alongside Jonathan Formica (Lost & Found) and Kristin Lesko (O.J.: Made in America), with diabetes org Beyond Type 1 exec producing alongside Amy Rapp (The Woman Who Wasn’t There), Marla Oringer, Greer Wylder and Thom Scher.

Around the Diabetes Online Community in March 2022

With the continuing attack on Ukraine, our Diabetes Online Community (DOC) has extended the grassroots #SpareARose campaign through March to raise an impressive amount of money to help those with diabetes in that part of the world. The nonprofit org Beyond Type 1 also has this great resource listing ways to help.

Can a Tool Help Overcome Barriers to Diabetes Medication Cost?

The resource, "Having Healthcare Cost Conversations to Improve Patient Outcomes: A Practical Guide," was jointly developed by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) and Beyond Type 1, the nonprofit patient advocacy organization.

Nonprofit Civica Plans to Deliver Low-Cost Insulin

In line with that, Civica announced it is collaborating on this effort with groups from all across the diabetes industry, including nonprofits like Beyond Type 1 and JDRF, as well as philanthropic foundations, insurance companies, and health care groups. These organizations from the diabetes and healthcare ecosystem have made investments into the newly developed project by Civica to help fund its start-up costs.

Beckley mother mistakes her daugher’s Type 1 Diabetes symptoms for COVID-19

Adkins is currently working with a global diabetes non-profit, Beyond Type 1 as an advocate for the Warning Signs Campaign. She hopes that through the effort she can help to save other children like her daughter.

How Diabetes Can Complicate Prenatal Care for Black Women

If you have type 1 diabetes and are thinking about pregnancy or are pregnant, Beyond Type 1 offers resources for understanding and managing your condition in every stage of the process.

Connecticut Families: Teen prepares for 100 mile ‘Ride for a Cure’ Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser

Beyond Type 1’s Warning Signs Awareness Campaign and the Connecticut state lead advocate was referenced in WTNH News 8 Connecticut.

Many deaths haunt this D.C. child advocate. But one hurts the most.

The Washington Post published an article featuring Marie Cohen, an advocate for the Warning Signs Campaign.

Beyond Type 2 Celebrates Three Years, Plans Expansion in 2022

Beyond Type 1 celebrates the three year anniversary of the launch of Beyond Type 2 – a network of digital platforms for those impacted by type 2 diabetes, currently available in English and Spanish. This year, the organization will expand to offer resources and content in other languages.

Diabetes Advocacy Orgs: 2022 Goals After Another Tough Year

DiabetesMine featured prominent diabetes organizations, including Beyond Type 1, in this round-up highlighting 2021 successes and 2022 goals.

Utah family pushes awareness of warning signs of type 1 diabetes

The Terry Family teamed up with the non-profit to launch a billboard campaign featuring Kycie in Utah. The billboards sit along I-15 and along with a photograph of Kycie and her father, share a striking message. “Kycie should still be alive.”  Hear more of their story in this segment from KSL-TV.

Colorado Springs woman sees diabetes as a reason to dream big

The Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed Tiana Cooks about her experience running the 2021 New York City Marathon with Beyond Type Run and the perspective she's gained living with Type 1 diabetes.

6 Surprising Foods That Can Spike Blood Sugar

In this article on the Silver Sneakers blog, T’ara Smith, M.S., a diabetes care specialist and senior project manager at Beyond Type 2, lends her insight about some common culprits that can unknowingly set off a major blood sugar spike.

Psychological Wellbeing of Parents With Young Children With Type 1 Diabetes

This is the first article in a series from Endocrinology Advisor on the impact of type 1 diabetes on pediatric patients and their parents and caregivers. Beyond Type 1's Science Advisory Committee Member Dr. Mark Heyman and Chief Creative Officer Sara Jensen contributed to the piece.

These Type 1 Diabetes Advocates Are Illuminating Black Diabetic Experiences

Tiana Cooks, community manager at Beyond Type 1, is featured in this article about Black advocates in the diabetes community. In her role at Beyond Type 1, she helps make sure panel discussions are impactful and include speakers of different backgrounds and races. But her greatest passion is improving a massive issue in the diabetes community: diversity within diabetes camps.

New Index Aims to Clarify Type 1 Diabetes Burden Worldwide

A new online tool will reflect the burden of Type 1 diabetes in every country around the world, with the aim of enabling advocacy and policy change. Set to launch in early 2022, the T1D Index is a project of the type 1 diabetes advocacy and funding organization JDRF in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetesty (ISPAD), Life for a Child, Beyond Type 1, and Abbott.

Univision Chicago: Type 1 Diabetes Warning Signs

Our very own Mila Ferrer spoke to Univision Chicago about the warning signs of Type 1 diabetes, which can be mistaken for the flu or another virus.

The Evolution of Diabetes Management

In this article about the patient-provider relationship, accessing resources, and surmounting obstacles, Dr. Grazia Aleppo, MD, FACP recommends as a resource to help those who need insulin access affordable options. “It tells you with simple prompts what can you do to lower your costs, whether it’s a voucher, special assistant programs, or a combination,” Aleppo says.

Diabetes Nonprofit Beyond Type 1 Launches Web Platform in Arabic

On, Nov. 22, Beyond Type 1 announced the launch of in Arabic, making critical diabetes resources available to Arabic speakers. Diabetes information, stories, and news are now available in Arabic at As a part of the JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance, JDRF will be distributing the resources through their chapter networks. The launch of is made possible with support from Lilly Diabetes.

CNA Correspondent: Better Diabetes Management

CEO of Beyond Type 1 Thom Scher and Science Advisory Council Member Dr. Marina Basina are featured in this Channel News Asia segment about diabetes in America. CNA is viewed in 29 territories across Asia and is the No. 1 English news channel in Singapore.

Beyond Type 1 Receives $750,000 Grant From The Helmsley Charitable Trust To Expand Life-Saving Symptom Awareness Campaign

Nov. 9, 2021 - Beyond Type 1 is excited to announce today the receipt of a $750,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to power the next phase of its Warning Signs Awareness Campaign. The goal of the initiative is simple: to increase public knowledge of the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes and to prevent life-threatening complications of delayed or missed diagnoses. The latest grant from Helmsley will allow Beyond Type 1 to expand that same grassroots network of advocates to all 50 states, continue high-profile storytelling to raise awareness, and to identify and execute new partnerships with leading healthcare associations as well as organizations that will help prioritize underserved populations.

One Mother On Life After The “Seismic Shock” Of Her Daughter’s Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

In September, Lila Moss walked the Fendace runway wearing a baroque-print swimsuit, gold heels, and her insulin pump. Writer Emily Zak says that moment gave fellow type 1 diabetes sufferers like her own daughter – who was diagnosed during the pandemic – a sense of pride. To mark diabetes awareness month, and 100 years since the invention of insulin, Zak explores T1D and its impact – and reflects on how life has changed for her family following the “seismic” shock of her eight-year-old’s diagnosis

Nick Jonas on Managing His Diabetes: ‘The Mental and Emotional Health Aspect Is Really Important’

Beyond Type 1 Co-Founder Nick Jonas spoke to PEOPLE for this Nov. 4 story about having diabetes and the kind of change he hopes to make as National Diabetes Awareness Month kicks off.

Colorado Springs woman defies the odds to lead team of Type 1 diabetes runners in NYC Marathon

Our very own Tiana Cooks is featured in this segment from NBC5 in Colorado Springs about her plans to run the NYC Marathon with Beyond Type Run.

Ohio State alumnus diagnosed with diabetes to run in TCS New York City Marathon to raise awareness

Spectrum News 1 in Ohio recently spoke with Beyond Type Run Marathon team member about running in the NYC Marathon.

Bellaire resident to run marathon to prove people with diabetes “can do anything”

Jesse Lavine doesn’t like to run, but living with Type 1 diabetes has encouraged
him to never shy away from a challenge. Originally from Bellaire, Texas, the 26-year-old is preparing for the 26.2 mile TCS New York City Marathon on November 7 to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes and prove, “people with diabetes can do anything.”

Maine man running NYC Marathon to raise awareness for type 1 diabetes

Jay Lombard, of Portland, Maine, is going the extra mile to raise awareness for Type 1 diabetes. He will be running the TCS New York City Marathon Nov. 7 with Beyond Type Run.

Local woman running in NYC marathon

A University of Virginia medical student, Courtney Duckworth, was featured in this segment from CBS19 in Charlottesville, Virginia about her journey with type 1 diabetes, goal of running in all six major marathons, and running with the Beyond Type Run team.

St. Augustine woman running NYC Marathon for Type 1 Diabetes awareness

A St. Augustine woman is taking charge of her health while also bringing awareness to Type 1 Diabetes. She is doing it on a big stage. Christina Collings is running in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 7, which became the largest marathon in the world in 2019.

Local type 1 diabetic runs national marathons

Beyond Type Run team member Komal Khan spoke with 11Alive in Atlanta on Oct. 14 about training for the New York City marathon and her mission to prove she can do anything with Type 1 diabetes.

“People will want to listen”

Beyond Type Run team member Mikel Ousley was featured in the Oct. 17 issue of the McKinney Courier Gazette, which highlights how his T1D diagnosis and how he's training for the marathon.

Good Things Utah: Warning signs of Type 1 Diabetes

American activist and former First Lady of Utah, Mary Kaye Huntsman, stopped by the ABC4 Utah studio Oct. 13, 2021 to discuss Type 1 diabetes and Beyond Type 1's Warning Signs Campaign. Her and her daughter Liddy, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child, have been long-time advocates.

Nate Checketts & Liddy Huntsman Talk Warning Signs Campaign on Utah’s #1 Sports Radio

On Oct. 7, 2021, Beyond Type 1 board member Nate Checketts and long-time advocate Liddy Huntsman were on ESPN700 — Utah’s #1 Sports Talk Radio — to discuss the warning signs of Type 1 diabetes (T1D), as well as their personal experience living with T1D.


Among the many charities participating in Kilter's Fall Hustle is Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit dedicated to changing what it means to live with diabetes.

"Beyond Type 1 is thrilled to use Kilter to help build excitement and support around our New York City marathon team," said Beyond Type 1 CEO Thom Scher. "The Beyond Type Run Team, made up of 50 with Type 1 diabetes, is taking on one of the biggest races in the world. We're excited to bring our community together for a virtual fitness and fundraising challenge and rally around this incredible group of individuals, knowing we're raising awareness and providing support to others affected by diabetes in the process."

Opinion: Learn to recognize the signs of Type 1 diabetes

T1D diagnoses are happening more often, and 5 million T1D cases in the United States are projected by 2050. The time to create significant awareness is now. That’s why I’m helping with Beyond Type 1’s Warning Signs Awareness and Diabetes Education Campaign. Here in Utah, we know there’s a tremendous opportunity to educate people on the symptoms, and I’m excited the same progress is happening around the nation. Join me in educating yourself and others about the common symptoms of Type 1 diabetes and DKA, because anyone can make a difference.

Early recognition has the power to save lives. To learn more about Beyond Type 1’s Warning Signs Awareness and Diabetes Education Campaign in Utah, visit

Beyond Type 1 Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon

Global diabetes nonprofit Beyond Type 1 was named an Official Charity Partner for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, taking place on November 7. This year serves as the 50th celebratory running of the marathon. Beyond Type 1 will be among the more than 400 official charity partners providing thousands of runners the opportunity to run in the world's most popular marathon.

Presented by Dexcom and Tandem Diabetes Care, this year's Beyond Type Run Team is made up of 50 runners living with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) from 23 states and five countries. These individuals are raising awareness and funds for Type 1 diabetes as ambassadors for Beyond Type 1, showcasing how they live beyond their diagnoses and supporting crucial efforts and programs for others affected by this condition

Diabetes care needs to be accessible and affordable

Todd Boudreaux, from Beyond Type 1, discusses the significant disparities in access to medication and care for diabetes patients.

It is estimated that approximately 463 million people around the world are living with diabetes, with this figure expected to rise to 700 million by 2045. Global disparities in access to treatment, support and education is a clear sign that improved legislation and access to care are urgently needed. To find out more about those challenges facing the management and treatment of diabetes and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the delivery of diabetes care, Health Europa Quarterly spoke to Todd Boudreaux from Beyond Type 1, a non-profit organisation that provides valuable resources for those living with diabetes and seeks to improve diabetes diagnosis and accessibility to care through providing educational programmes and resources.

TruEats Partners with Beyond Type 1 to Empower People Living with Diabetes Through Funded Programs and Enhanced Resources

With more than 10 percent of the American population diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, TruEats, creators of plant-based, vegan baking mixes and sweeteners, announces its partnership with global diabetes nonprofit Beyond Type 1. The partnership between Beyond Type 1 and TrueEats is long standing, and together the organizations support people with diabetes by providing both resources and programming, including the Diabetes Scholars Program.

Running, Big Macs and ‘Sugar Sisters:’ Alabama student’s experiences with diabetes earns scholarship

Russell is a recipient of a scholarship from Diabetes Scholars, a program of the non-profit Beyond Type 1. She was one of just 62 students across the country who was awarded a Diabetes Scholars scholarship and the only Alabama student.

Russell, 17, is a recent alumna of Mountain Brook High School, where she graduated with a 4.3 GPA and was sixth in her class — no small feat for a student living with diabetes. In one of her essays submitted to Diabetes Scholars, she writes about her first day of high school.

Nick Jonas Kicks Off Diabetes ‘Time in Range’ Initiative

Singer and actor Nick Jonas, who lives with type 1 diabetes and uses a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) himself, is throwing his celebrity status behind a new global effort promoting Time in Range as “a powerful metric for modern diabetes management.”

The big idea is to spread awareness among people with diabetes (PWDs) everywhere that focusing on Time in Range (TIR) can help them keep their glucose levels steadier and improve quality of life. It is fundamentally a more useful metric than the longstanding gold standard A1C, which only indicates a mathematical average.

This celebrity campaign kicked off June 24 just before the start of the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting, with Jonas and diabetes orgs like Beyond Type 1, JDRF, and several others signing on with San Diego based CGM-maker Dexcom to lead the effort.

DexCom, Nick Jonas and Leading Diabetes Nonprofits Launch Initiative to Help Improve the Lives of People With Diabetes

DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), the global leader in real-time continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes, announced today the launch of The Global Movement for Time in Range, an awareness and education campaign to improve the understanding and accelerate the adoption of time in range as the standard of care in diabetes management.

This new, global effort led by Dexcom and multi-platinum recording artist, actor and philanthropist Nick Jonas, includes the support of Beyond Type 1, an organization Nick co-founded, Children with Diabetes, College Diabetes Network, JDRF International and Taking Control of Your Diabetes.

Miss Notre Dame holding a ‘Ride for Insulin’ June 13

Stepping out of one’s comfort zone is never easy, but Madison Brown, Notre Dame’s River Days’ candidate 2021, is doing just that.

Brown is holding a Ride for Insulin for Type 1 Diabetes as her event for her community service platform, ‘Beyond Type 1’ Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Tracy Park Ninth and Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth.

Teen with type 1 diabetes wins scholarship

“Last year on Presidents Day of 2020, I got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,” Anna Williams said.

Since then, Anna and her family have faced many ups and downs but this disease hasn’t stopped her.

“It’s just a disease. It’s not taking control of your life, it’s just a part of your life,” Anna Williams said.

While learning how to adapt, Anna continued school with a 4.0 gpa, played varsity soccer and managed to secure two full ride scholarships to the University of Louisville.

And if you think that’s impressive, she’s been working to become an advocate for chronic illness, which also landed her another five thousand dollar scholarship from an organization called “Beyond Type One.”

Mankato West grad earns scholarship from diabetes nonprofit

Gersich learned he had Type 1 diabetes that day about nine years ago. He’s certainly gotten more used to needles in the years since — technological advancements mean he doesn’t need to use them nearly as often as that anymore — along with how to live with a chronic disease.

Now 18 years old and newly graduated from Mankato West High School, the North Mankato young man’s hard work in academics and extracurriculars earned him a $5,000 scholarship from the Diabetes Scholars program.

He’s one of 62 students in the country to receive scholarships through the program, part of the Beyond Type 1 nonprofit, this year. He earned it — along with a National Merit Scholarship — by accomplishing a 4.0 GPA, captaining West’s state-title winning math team and leading the Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra’s violin section, among other leadership positions.

Diabetic friends raise awareness around disease often left untreated

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close to 30 million Americans are living with  Diabetic Ketoacidosis, also known as DKA. That’s why two diabetic friends are on a mission to raise awareness around this potentially fatal condition in hopes of saving lives.

Checking blood sugar levels is a part of Callie Leonard's daily routine.  As a Type 1 diabetic, it’s essential that she checks because if her sugar levels are low, she gets dizzy, shaky and starts to sweat.

Leonard's friend Coleen Chambers is also a Type 1 diabetic. They met back in 2007 at a diabetes camp in Cleveland.

2 Northeast Ohio natives bonded at a diabetes camp. Now they’re on a mission to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes

Two friends from Northeast Ohio, Colleen Chambers and Callie Leonard, are on a mission to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes.

“So a lot of people don't understand that we have no choice but to inject insulin for the rest of our lives,” said Chambers.

The two grew up in Northeast Ohio and met at a diabetes camp in 2009.

Diabetes Scholars, a Program of Beyond Type 1, Awards Over $150,000 in Scholarships to Students with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes Scholars, a program of nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1, is awarding 62 scholarships to students living with Type 1 diabetes this year. Over $156,000 in combined scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates from the Class of 2021 poised to enter their first year of college.

Thanks to the generous support of community members and partners, the Diabetes Scholars program will have a record-breaking year, with the highest-ever amount of scholarship support awarded and the most individual scholarships offered in the program's history.

Mountain Brook Graduate receives Beyond Type 1 Scholarship

One of our Diabetes Scholars recipients, Molly Russell, was featured in a segment on the ABC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama.

Lawrenceburg teen wins national scholarship

Learn more about Anna Williams, one of the 2021 Diabetes Scholars recipients, and her diagnosis story in this segment from the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky.

Online modules on Type 1 diabetes designed to assist educators and caregivers

In collaboration with Allentown-based Cedar Crest College School of Nursing, Penn State Extension’s Better Kid Care program has developed one online module on Type 1 diabetes designed to support early childhood educators and caregivers in their understanding and awareness of the disease.

Since it was launched, more than 3,500 individuals have completed the module, equating to more than 7,000 hours of professional development training. The nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1 has made available a Spanish translation of the module.

Two Pillars in the Diabetes Community Unite to Serve Millions Living with Diabetes

Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and Beyond Type 1 (BT1) announced they have joined forces with the creation of the ADA x BT1 Collab. This partnership will feature combined resources and strategies to better serve people living with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes.

The ADA x BT1 Collab is founded on a shared vision that both organizations are more impactful by working together and playing to their unique strengths. Much of the work of the Collab will focus on bringing the most important and up-to-date medical and research information directly to people living with diabetes. The organizations will also work together to elevate the ADA's Health Equity Now platform and on programming including Camps.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Joins the Board of Directors at Beyond Type 1

Beyond Type 1, a global diabetes nonprofit organization serving the Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes communities, announced today that Priyanka Chopra Jonas will join the organization's Board of Directors.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas joins Beyond Type 1 as it initiates new efforts to serve the diabetes community globally. She brings energy and expertise to the organization's plans to expand access in India and other under-resourced countries around the world. Chopra Jonas brings a unique perspective to the board, with extensive experience in global humanitarian and philanthropic work, including as a global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She is also a Global Citizen ambassador, and is involved in a number of efforts to protect children's rights and to promote the education of girls around the world.

2020 Was Tough. What Do Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Have in Store for 2021?

This powerhouse nonprofit advocacy org based in Northern California will likely be expanding on its alliance with JDRF announced in 2019, including creating new resources in response to the pandemic and insulin affordability crisis.

Lilly, Life for a Child and Beyond Type 1 advance partnership to improve diabetes care in resource-limited countries

To address inequity in access to quality diabetes care for many children and young adults around the world, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Life for a Child (LFAC) are significantly expanding their long-term partnership and shared mission to provide free immediate care as well as build sustainable diabetes care models for vulnerable populations. Additionally, Life for a Child announced a new strategic partnership with Beyond Type 1, a global diabetes nonprofit focused on changing what it means to live with chronic illness.

32 Nonprofit Leaders Who Will Impact the World in 2021

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, 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.

Beyond Type 2 Celebrates Two Years, Launches New Community Platform

Today, global diabetes nonprofit Beyond Type 1 celebrates the two year anniversary of the launch of Beyond Type 2 - a digital platform for those impacted by Type 2 diabetes, available in English and Spanish. Additionally, today marks the launch of a new way for people with Type 2 diabetes to connect - the Beyond Type 2 Community, a closed social network operated by the organization.

Beyond Type 2 is a program of diabetes nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1, providing a home online for those impacted by Type 2 diabetes. Beyond Type 2 operates parallel websites and social media channels in English and Spanish, with unique content tailored to each audience.

School of Nursing Combats Life-Threatening Complications of Type 1 Diabetes

The School of Nursing has completed a $100,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and prevent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a life-threatening complication of the auto-immune system. The funds were secured with the help of State Senator Pat Browne (R-Lehigh). The multi-disciplinary grant project focused on awareness, education and outreach related to Type 1 Diabetes.

The Spanish translation of the module Concientización y Manejo de Diabetes en Niños Pequeños (Diabetes Awareness and Management for Young Children) has also been made available by the nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1.

JDRF Launches First Mass Screening Program for Early-Stage Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Detection

JDRF has brought together a multi-sectoral collaboration to expand access to T1D screening, including MedIQ, which will provide clinician education, Nuvera Life Science Consulting, which will advise on program design and operations and Enable Biosciences, which will conduct the screenings. Under the JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance, Beyond Type 1 will support community education and awareness. The multi-year initiative is supported by both individual gifts and corporate sponsors.

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Although type 1 is usually diagnosed in childhood, it can also occur later in life. The charity JDRF fundraises to develop a cure and raise awareness of type 1, with some promising developments. The nonprofit Beyond Type 1 focuses on the importance of early diagnosis, drawing on a global roster of celebrities with type 1, including Nick Jonas who was diagnosed at the age of 13. Swedish footballer Antonia Göransson was diagnosed in her early twenties. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the actor Sharon Stone, who both have type 1 diabetes, are powerful examples and show children what they can achieve.

Model Bambi Northwood-Blyth raises awareness for Type 1 diabetes – after revealing she found her diagnosis ‘daunting’ and kept it quiet at first

On Friday, the 29-year-old shared an image in which she was giving herself an injection at a cafe, likely before a meal.

She captioned it: 'November is Diabetes Awareness Month. A big part of spreading awareness is educating others about what Type 1 diabetes is (and is not).

'Education is key to help spread the facts and advocate for our T1 community. Keep the questions coming below... what do you want to know??'

Bambi, who is an ambassador for the organisation Beyond Type 1, revealed her battle with the condition in an interview with Harper's Bazaar in September 2018.

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Meanwhile, the nonprofits Beyond Type 1 and Beyond Type 2 have launched a COVID-friendly awareness program called TheDropSpotted for Diabetes Month. It’s billed as a campaign for people with all kinds of diabetes “to fight stigma, combat misunderstanding, and ultimately change how the general public views diabetes.”

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In 2020, California became the first to take a novel approach with a new law allowing the state to develop its own generic versions of medications, including insulin. The state is now able to contract with existing manufacturers to produce lower-cost drugs, and it is possible that the grassroots researchers at Open Insulin in Northern California may be able to participate in this effort. Time will tell.

These are great moves forward at the state level, even as federal policy changes are being announced but not yet implemented. Meanwhile, other efforts continue to help PWDs in need get the insulin they need. See the new Beyond Type 1 program, which is a sort of clearinghouse for manufacturer-offered savings programs.

Gradually but surely, help is on the way for people whose lives depend on insulin.

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Co-founded in 2015 by Nick Jonas, the diabetes organization aims to educate, advocate and focus on finding a cure for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Through its various media platform and by providing grants for research on the diease, Beyond Type 1 has successfully worked to unite the global diabetes community and be a champion for those living with chronic illness.

Diabetes nonprofit launches new insulin access navigation tool

“Here in the United States, there are a lot of different options and programs out there that can help — there is just no easy way to find out exactly what you qualify for and how to jump through all the hoops,” Aprigliano said. “Beyond Type 1, in partnership with several other organizations and manufacturers, created to change that and to connect people to custom solutions to get the insulin they need to stay alive right now.”

Nick Jonas Launches Initiative to Increase Access to Affordable Insulin

Singer Nick Jonas has launched a new initiative he hopes will get insulin in the hands of Americans who cannot afford the medication. Jonas, who has type 1 diabetes, joined forces with his organization Beyond Type 1 to launch a new search engine aimed at helping people find insulin. The website is called, which is free to use for anyone in the United States. He says he also teamed up with the NAACP and Feeding America to make the search engine happen.

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In addition, some programs are available to help people with certain conditions. For example,, created by nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1, is a one-stop tool for anyone with diabetes who is having trouble accessing affordable insulin in the United States.

"High-quality, modern insulin must be available to people with diabetes regardless of employment or insurance status, across all demographics, without barriers and at an affordable and predictable price point," said Thom Scher, CEO of Beyond Type 1.

Nick Jonas launches new initiative that improves access to insulin: It’s a “human rights issue”

With the price tag of insulin continuing to climb in the U.S., Nick Jonas -- who's a Type 1 diabetic -- announced a new initiative on Monday that will make it easier for those to obtain the life-saving medication.

The Jonas Brother, along with his diabetes advocacy group Beyond Type 1, launched, a new search engine tailored specifically to help those who are struggling with getting their insulin supply.

Endocrine Society Partners with Beyond Type 1 to Address Immediate Needs of People Struggling to Access Insulin

A new tool for anyone in the United States struggling to access life-sustaining insulin launched today at Created by global diabetes nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1, connects people with diabetes who take insulin to assistance programs and low-cost solutions that match their unique situation.

Insulin is a life-essential medicine for over seven million people with diabetes living in the US today. The list price is high, and not taking insulin is not an option. is an important resource for people who need help affording their insulin today.

Insulin can be expensive, but there are options for those in need is a new tool for people in the United States who need help affording their insulin, regardless of the brand of medication. On, users answer a few questions — such as location, insurance type, income and prescription — then receive customized action plans to guide them to solutions that best serve their unique circumstances.

“High-quality, modern insulin must be available to people with diabetes regardless of employment or insurance status, across all demographics, without barriers, and at an affordable and predictable price point,” said Thom Scher, CEO of Beyond Type 1. Addresses Immediate Needs of People Struggling to Access Insulin

A new tool for anyone in the United States struggling to access life-sustaining insulin launched today at Created by global diabetes nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1, connects people with diabetes who take insulin to assistance programs and low-cost solutions that match their unique situation.

Insulin is a life-essential medicine for over seven million people with diabetes living in the US today. The list price is high, and not taking insulin is not an option. is an important resource for people who need help affording their insulin today.