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.

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.

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.

A Health Crisis Hiding In Plain Sight: A Former Vogue Editor Shares The Story Of Her Daughter’s Recent Diabetes Diagnosis

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.

World Diabetes Day 2020: Is It Still on During the Pandemic?

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.”

Dissecting Insulin Price Policy and Misinformation

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.

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According to Beyond Type 1, a non-profit organization that works for the benefit of people suffering from diabetes, the rate of incidence of Type 1 diabetes is rising globally. It further states that in the U.S. alone, 1.25 million people have Type 1 diabetes and in the countries such as Germany, around 18 per 100,000 children aged between 1 years and 14 years are suffering from Type 1 diabetes.

JDRF Celebrates the Progress, Resilience and Diversity of the T1D Community with the TypeOneNation Summit

On Saturday, September 26, JDRF, the leading global funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, hosted its first-ever National TypeOneNation Virtual Summit.

To kick-off the event, JDRF- BT1 Alliance partner Beyond Type 1 hosted a virtual happy hour on Friday, bringing together the T1D young adult community for a night of fun, trivia, laughs and fellowship.

Cypress mother advocates with campaign to differentiate diabetes symptoms from viruses like COVID

“If a person with diabetes isn’t receiving insulin, then they can develop a life-threatening condition called diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA. …It causes stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, lethargy, sometimes it can cause rapid or heavy breathing, and if it’s severe it can lead to the point of confusion or even unconsciousness,” DeSalvo said.

DeSalvo is on the science advisory board for Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit focused on building awareness and support for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes worldwide.

From Heartache to Hope: Mother Pens Memoir After Tragic Loss

A Madison-area mother uses the grief from a personal tragedy to write a top-selling Amazon memoir, called 'Jesse Was Here.'

"You know when Jesse passed away, everybody was so afraid of the topic within the community. Doctors didn't want to tell other parents, 'Oh no that, that can't happen to your child, don't worry about it.' I mean everyone was so scared; nobody was talking about it 10 years ago, and you flash-forward, you have two huge organizations, they fully support the program, the Jesse Was Here," she says.

Those two organizations include co-founder Nick Jonas' Beyond Type One and JDRF.

Osbourn Park Graduate Awarded $5,000 Diabetes Scholarship

Osbourn Park graduate Thumay Huynh was awarded $5,000 through Diabetes Scholars, a program of the nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1.

She will attend the University of Virginia and plans to study computer science with a minor in business.

Harvard-Bound McCallie Grad Doesn’t Let Type 1 Diabetes Define Him

Gus Buck, 19, isn’t defined by his type 1 diabetes. In fact, this Harvard-bound McCallie alum has a long list of accolades you could define him in several other ways: graduate of McCallie School, recipient of the 2020 Grayson Medal, student body president, co-salutatorian, volunteer fire fighter, cheerleader and history buff.

It’s because of his accomplishments and refusal to let his type 1 diabetes control his life that he’s been awarded a $5,000 scholarship through Diabetes Scholars, a program of nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1, as he prepares to continue his studies. He’s been granted a gap year by Harvard, and this year will work with his former history teacher to conduct research for an upcoming book, as well as volunteer with Historicorps in Colorado to help repair historical buildings and national parks.

Diabetes highlights two Americas: One where COVID is easily beaten, the other where it’s often devastating

In East L.A., many patients didn't have insurance even before the pandemic. Now, with widespread layoffs, even fewer do. They live in "food deserts," lacking a car or gas money to reach a grocery store stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables. They can't stay home, because they're essential workers in grocery stores, health care facilities and delivery services. And they live in multi-generational homes, so even if older people stay put, they are likely to be infected by a younger relative who can't.

They tend to get COVID-19 more often and do worse if they get sick, with more symptoms and a higher likelihood of ending up in the hospital or dying, said Peters, also a member of the leadership council of Beyond Type 1, a diabetes education and advocacy organization.

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

Diabetes Scholars, a program of nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1, is awarding over 50 scholarships to students living with Type 1 diabetes this year. $150,000 in combined scholarships will be awarded to the Class of 2020 entering their first year of college – a record total for the program.

New Research Resource from Beyond Type 1 Aims to Bridge the Gap Between Science and Community

Through the JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance, Beyond Type 1 has partnered with JDRF — the world's leading nonprofit funder of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research — to educate the T1D community and the general public about current scientific developments, including the path to a cure for the chronic autoimmune condition.

The JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance Releases Recommendations for People with Diabetes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Today, two of the world's leading diabetes organizations released guidance on high-impact COVID-19 prevention recommendations for people with diabetes. The JDRF - Beyond Type 1 Alliance brought together leaders of the global diabetes community to develop recommendations to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and to keep people safe.

A Wizards of Waverly Place Star Is Working as a Nurse on the Coronavirus Front Lines

After appearing on the Wizards of Waverly Place series finale in 2012 and some additional projects, Stone took a break from acting to go to college. Right before this, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “More than learning the semantics of beta-cells and autoimmune disorders, I wanted to understand my body and the impact of Type 1,” she said in a 2016 interview with Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to those living with diabetes. So she switched from her psychology major to nursing.

Wizards of Waverly Place’s Jennifer Stone Joining Frontlines of Coronavirus Crisis as Registered Nurse

Stone took a break from acting in 2013 after she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, according to her 2016 interview with Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to those living with diabetes. During that time, she studied psychology before making the switch to nursing.

Eli Lilly Lowers Insulin Costs as Coronavirus Crisis Deepens

Drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co said on Tuesday it has capped the out-of-pocket cost for insulin to $35 per month to help diabetes patients across the United States, many of whom are facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak. "Enabling a $35-per-month insulin co-pay regardless of employment status will help many Americans in this difficult time," said CEOs Aaron Kowalski and Thom Scher of non-profit organization JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance.

Team Novo Nordisk and Beyond Type 1 Announce New Partnership

Team Novo Nordisk, the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team, and Beyond Type 1, a global nonprofit organization changing what it means to live with diabetes, announced a partnership that will bring the two organizations together around in-person events and online activations to inspire, educate and empower everyone affected by diabetes.

It Took 2 Years of Unexplained Symptoms Before Doctors Finally Diagnosed Me With Type 1 Diabetes

Katelyn Prominski's doctor dismissed her weight loss, extreme thirst, and brain fog, leaving this top ballet dancer unsure of where to turn. At a friend's urging, she went for a blood panel, which started her on the road toward treatment and healing. Prominski has found comfort and support in the type 1 diabetes community. “When I finally got a diagnosis, I found other people who also had this diagnosis,” she recalls. “I found others to connect with who were such wonderful resources to discuss what I was going through, and if my symptoms were normal." One group in particular, Beyond Type 1, was a big source of support.

Beyond Type 1 Announces Launch in Five New Languages to Better Serve the Global Diabetes Community

Beyond Type 1, a global diabetes nonprofit, announced the launch of websites in DutchFrenchGermanItalian, and Swedish. The multi-language expansion serving the Type 1 diabetes community is made possible with support from partners Dexcom and Insulet.

Beyond Type 2 Celebrates First Year, Adds New Partner

Today, global diabetes non-profit Beyond Type 1 celebrates the one year anniversary of the launch of Beyond Type 2 - a platform and community serving those impacted by Type 2 diabetes. In 2020, Beyond Type 2 will be supported by many of its original Founding Partners and gains support from new partner Insulet.

Beyond Type 1 and One Drop Partner to Inspire and Empower People With Diabetes

Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit organization changing what it means to live with diabetes, and One Drop, a leader in the development of digital therapeutics solutions for diabetes, announced a partnership designed to connect and empower the global diabetes community.

Park Slope resident with type 1 diabetes to run NYC Marathon, raise money for cause

Amanda Jaguden has always been active, taking part in cheerleading and other sports until she was diagnosed in college with Type 1 diabetes. She believes it will all be worth it on Nov. 3 when she races with the “Beyond Type 1” team. They will not only be raising money for the organization, but also showing that people with diabetes can be active.

JDRF And Beyond Type 1 Team Up To Serve T1D Community

JDRF and Beyond Type 1, two leading diabetes organizations announced the creation of a new partnership designed to provide greater support for those impacted by Type 1 diabetes.

26.2 miles, 5 boroughs, 1 goal

On Nov. 3, Missy Donovan will run her third marathon. She is a member of the Beyond Type 1 team running the New York City Marathon. Beyond Type 1 is a nonprofit organization raising money to educate, advocate and cure Type 1 diabetes.

Do not fear online peer-support networks in diabetes care

The organization Beyond Type 1 offers a list of community forums and advocacy organizations that have an online presence as a starting point for providers who want to become more involved in the diabetes online community, Ng said. The community can offer opportunities for providers to have more informed discussions with patients.

Greek olive oil effective in the management of diabetes

On June 22, the North American Olive Oil Association hosted an Olive Oil Tasting Fair and Fundraiser for the diabetes education and advocacy organization Beyond Type 1 at the Harvard Club of New York. The international collection of extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) tasted by American consumers, buyers, and brokers included seven award winning Greek EVOOs.

“5 things wish I’d known before becoming a CEO” with Amy Richardson

We’ve been able to leverage our brand and social reach for a handful of charitable donations and events over the years including No Kid Hungry, Beyond Type 1, St Louis House in Austin, Texas Children’s Heart Foundation and are currently running a buy one-give one backpack deal for donating to a school in the Austin area.

Max Rottluff inspired to give back

Earlier this year, Michelle and Tony had the idea to partner with Rottluff to amplify the charity they had become involved with, Beyond Type 1. Through birdie pledges and one-time donations, Rottluff has been raising money on and off the golf course this season. Together they have raised around $15,000 so far, with Team Concept Printing donating $50 per birdie made.

Chef Sam Talbot On Resurrecting An Iconic Hamptons Spot, Beyond Type 1, And More

Nicole Barylski caught up with Sam Talbot about his new Napeague eatery, his non-profit, Beyond Type 1, paying homage to the legendary Cyril Fitzsimmons, and more.

Bernie Sanders is riding in a caravan to Canada with diabetics to get more affordable insulin

More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes, and one vial of insulin can cost hundreds of dollars with insurance. The average insulin price in the U.S. nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013, according to the American Diabetes Association.

Facebook groups like Beyond Type 1 let people post fundraisers to raise money for medication or promote diabetes-related scholarships. Others, like the group “You know you’re a Type 1 diabetic when” offer up emotional support for people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Cedar Rapids runner to compete in New York City Marathon for diabetes organization team

Morgan Russell has always led an active life, beginning with basketball and later transitioning into running.

"This November, I was chosen with 29 other Type 1s across the world to run in the New York City Marathon,” she said.

Russell will run as part of "Beyond Type Run," the official team of the non-profit Beyond Type 1, which helps people with diabetes.

GI man to run NYC marathon following Type 1 diabetes diagnosis

Kosmicki was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes one year ago. When he noticed the symptoms he knew what it was right away. He had always been athletic and with this dropped on his shoulders he didn't know what life was going to be like. As he began to build his strength, he heard about the organization called Beyond Type 1. It is a group that supports diabetics, looks for a cure, and has a team that runs in the New York City Marathon each year.

Blood Sugar Tester Market Report Explored in Latest Research

One of the prime factors fueling the growth of the blood sugar tester market is the fact that patients need to monitor sugar level regularly as high blood sugar can lead to other health problems such as kidney failure, stroke, blindness, and others. Increasing focus of international organizations on diabetes control and awareness is one of the other factors fueling the blood sugar tester market growth significantly.

Beyond Type 1 is one of such non-profit organizations. On the other hand, accuracy issues related to blood sugar tester and less adoption rate in underdeveloped countries are some of the major restraints hindering the growth of blood sugar tester market.

Beyond Type 1 Named An Official Charity Partner Of The 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Set For Sunday, November 3, 2019

Diabetes nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1 has been named an Official Charity Partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. 2019 will be Beyond Type 1's third consecutive year running NYC, fielding a team of 30 runners each living with Type 1 diabetes. The Beyond Type Run team will race through the five boroughs of New York City on November 3, 2019 to inspire those impacted by the chronic, autoimmune disease around the globe. They're on a mission to raise awareness and funds for Type 1 diabetes as ambassadors for nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1.

In New Documentary, Jonas Brothers Reveal the First Signs of Nick’s Diabetes They Noticed

In their new documentary “Chasing Happiness,” the Jonas brothers, as well as their parents and manager, opened up about the concerning symptoms they noticed that eventually led to Nick’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes in 2005 at age 13. Nick went public with his diabetes diagnosis in 2007 and since then has been an advocate for diabetes support and awareness. He co-founded Beyond Type 1, a non-profit organization that funds programs dedicated to education, advocacy and funding scientific research.

Model Bambi Northwood-Blyth tries out a new glucose monitoring system to help treat her Type 1 diabetes

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.

Bambi Northwood-Blyth looks extremely slim as she poses in pink Calvin Klein underwear and reflects on living with Type 1 diabetes

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.

The ex-wife of fashion designer Dan Single told the publication she was diagnosed at age 12. At the time, she saw the future as 'daunting'.

Talking with Actor and Diabetes Advocate Victor Garber

We had an absolute pleasure connecting with Victor recently, thanks to our friends at non-profit Beyond Type 1, that Victor’s been involved with for several years now. (We also loved the irony of talking with Victor on Easter weekend, knowing that he'd played Jesus in the musical Godspell way back in the early 70s.)

Previously Healthy from Beyond Type 1 Named People’s Voice Award Winner in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards

Global diabetes nonprofit Beyond Type 1 has been awarded the People's Voice Award for Best Writing (Editorial) in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards for the project Previously Healthy. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor", The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) honoring excellence on the Internet.

The 2 Drugs Vying to Become the First Oral Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

Though Zynquista was not approved for use in the U.S., it is still under review in Europe, and according to the nonprofit Beyond Type 1, it is more likely to be approved there than in the U.S. since reviews in Europe have been more positive.

Diabulimia is a serious eating disorder that most people have never heard of

Diabulimia involves a person with diabetes who purposefully restricts insulin in order to lose weight. Warning signs include: rapid weight loss with normal or heavy eating, high A1C (blood sugar levels), physical exhaustion, increased appetite (the body’s cells are essentially starving), mood changes, decreased concentration and motivation (this can be seen in changes in academic and professional performance) and recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, without any explainable cause (which can be life-threatening), according to Beyond Type 1.

Global Diabetes Non-Profit Beyond Type 1 Announces Launch of Beyond Type 2

Today, global diabetes non-profit Beyond Type 1 announced the launch of Beyond Type 1 - a new program to serve those impacted by Type 2 diabetes. The Beyond Type 2 website and social media platforms are a place for the Type 2 diabetes community to share stories, get connected and find resources on topics from daily management to mental health and beyond.

Dexcom and Beyond Type 1 survey on CGM: awareness, cost, mental effort still major issues in T1D

Dexcom and Beyond Type 1 commissioned a nationwide survey of adults (18+ years) with type 1 diabetes (n=1,002) to evaluate adoption and awareness of diabetes technology, focused on CGM. The survey population was predominately female (75%) and white (83%), the panel was provided by Lucid (who does not specialize in diabetes), and the data was collected in September-October.

Exclusive Interview: Jennifer Stone On How She Manages Acting, Type 1 Diabetes And More

As a global ambassador for Beyond Type 1, my biggest mission is education, not only about Type 1 but also about the resources that are available to people. Something that amazes me all the time is how lacking education is. I love what Beyond Type 1 does from an education stand-point and then some. They are constantly trying to move diabetes education and the resources available, looking for a cure, just trying to move that entire world forward, advancing the life of a Type 1 person.