Celebrities with Type 1

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Nick Jonas — Recipient of the Hero Award


Multi-platinum singer Nick Jonas has won Radio Disney's 2017 Hero Award. His nomination comes from his decade long commitment to children with Type 1 diabetes and his recent founding of Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit organization dedicated to cure research, education and advocacy for the chronic illness.READ MORE

Victor Garber on Knowing You’re Not Alone


"[People] feel a certain shame attached to being a Type 1 diabetic, which is, first of all, useless. It's not helpful, because the more you can share your experience with people, the more education is broadened and the less you feel like you're alone."READ MORE

Jordan Morris and His Professional Soccer Career with Type 1 Diabetes


Jordan Morris wondered if his diagnosis would alter his athletic aspirations. Today plays for the Seattle Sounders FC Major League and the US National Team.READ MORE

Sam Talbot, Living Beyond


But one day it clicked. I knew that living with Type 1 shouldn’t be looked at as a hindrance, but as something that makes me strive to live my best life. READ MORE

Living the Dream Despite the Demons


American Idol alum Crystal Bowersox shares her story of life with Type 1 and how her son's arrival changed her trajectory. READ MORE

Jennifer Stone Reveals Her Diagnosis Story


Actress Jennifer Stone talks about her diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes and her decision to join Beyond Type 1's Global Ambassador Council.READ MORE

Derek Theler: Diabetes Warrior


The Marvel’s New Warriors actor is the face of Dexcom’s Call of the Warrior campaign, launching this month. Derek spoke to Beyond Type 1 about what it means to be a superhero — both on set and while managing diabetes. READ MORE

Kendall Simmons and His T1D Diagnosis in the NFL


There were some in the industry that said he was a “wasted first-round pick” after the diagnosis, but this only motivated him more. He talks about the difficulty of that year, learning how to manage it and getting his strength back.READ MORE

American Idol Elliott Yamin Dishes on Life and T1D


If you saw singer and performer, Elliott Yamin, walking down the street, you might immediately notice him from having watched Season 5 of American Idol where he came in 3rd place. What you may or may not notice, however, is the insulin pump that is clipped to his jeans.READ MORE

Exclusive with Former NFL Player Brandon Green


“At the professional level, you could lose your job if you have to sit out,” Brandon said. “You have to operate like you don’t have it – people won’t feel sorry for you and you’ll have to compete like everyone else.”READ MORE

Returning To The Stage With T1D


After giving up her career in ballet due to a mysterious decline in health, Katelyn Prominski Baud got diagnosed with T1D and returned to the stage.READ MORE

First T1D to Summit Mount Everest


In May 2006, he was the first person with diabetes to summit Mount Everest. He’s also climbed the highest peaks on all seven continents and trekked to both the North and South Poles. In some of the most extreme conditions on earth, he’s has led 15 exhibitions that were previously unmapped and unknown in Greenland, Patagonia, the Mountains of the Moon (east Africa), the Sahara Desert and the Thar Desert of India. READ MORE

The Toughest Footrace on Earth


On March 11, 2016, Roddy Riddle, ultra-marathon runner from Scotland with Type 1 diabetes, will embark on the toughest race in the world and most certainly of his life — the 6633 Ultra Marathon of the Arctic Circle — an astounding 350-mile competition, over eight days, where competitors have to be completely self-sufficient.READ MORE

Qualifier for the Olympic Trials in Marathon Running Diagnosed with Type 1


I grew up on a small farm in Missouri and trained on hot, humid gravel roads in our farming community. I ran throughout high school, winning six state titles and setting two Missouri state records in 1A.READ MORE

The Amazing Race – How Diabetes Didn’t Stop Her


In 2010, Nat Strand — an anesthesiologist and Type 1 diabetic — competed in CBS's The Amazing Race, a grueling reality television show that tests both physical endurance as well as mental resilience.READ MORE

Pantry Swap — Chef Sam Talbot’s Healthy Alternatives


Even if your pantry is stocked with what you may think are healthy options, there could possibly be even better choices! Here are my 11 suggestions to building a pantry that you're proud of.READ MORE

Talking with Chef Talbot About His Culinary Outlook and Inspiration


Meet Sam Talbot — philanthropist and a founder of Beyond Type 1, an executive chef, restaurateur, reality television star, as well as mentor to kids and adults alike for living healthy. READ MORE

Type 1 Diabetes Camp Changes a Major League Baseball Player’s Life


The mere presence of all those T1Ds in one location empowered me. Much like a sold out baseball stadium or a political rally or even a concert, the power of surrounding yourself by like-minded (or in our case, like-pancreased) people can be very palpable. How could such a frustrating, horrible, unforgiving disease like Type 1 diabetes possibly bring me such joy and satisfaction?READ MORE

RaeLynn: Everything but Insecure


When I started taking care of myself, I just felt so much better about myself and just better about having Type 1 diabetes in general.READ MORE

Celebrities Supporting the T1D Community


Raising awareness about Type 1 diabetes helps improve education about the chronic illness, dispel misinformation and aid in cure research funding. Check out who makes Beyond Type 1's list for Celebrities who Support the T1D Community.READ MORE

Getting To Know Ryan Reed


Growing up in Bakersfield California, racing was like a part of the DNA of the tight-knit Reed household.  When most kids were learning to ride a tricycle, Ryan Reed, like his grandfather and father, was racing, and Sundays were for NASCAR.READ MORE

Broadway Star Taylor Louderman and Sister Talk T1D


Beyond Type 1 got to chat with Broadway star Taylor Louderman and her sister about the Type 1 diabetes diagnosis that changed their family. More, we learned what it means to be a sibling of someone with Type 1 and how you can be supportive through the trials and tribulations of this chronic condition.READ MORE

Supermodel Bambi Talks Type 1 Diabetes


Bambi, 26-year-old Australian model who has been living with Type 1 diabetes for more than half her life caught up with Lauren Bongiorno, a Beyond Type 1 Global Ambassador for a recent Facebook broadcast.READ MORE

Why Beyond Type 1 Matters: An Interview With Nick Jonas


Jonas explains why Beyond Type 1 is a whole new brand of philanthropy, saying, "I think traditionally the internet has been used as an educational tool for many diseases and things of that nature, but in regards to Type 1 diabetes (T1D), this is the first time social media has really been a defining factor in the outreach and the presence of a non-profit."READ MORE

Mark Andrews: A Tight End with Type 1


The Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews has been managing his Type 1 diabetes since before he started playing football. Beyond Type 1 spoke with Mark about his pre-game rituals, how technology like the Dexcom G6 helps him stay on top of Type 1 on long Sunday afternoons.READ MORE

Caitlin Kinnunen: Type 1 on Broadway


Caitlin Kinnunen opens up about The Prom, how she manages her diabetes on stage, the importance of having a strong support system, and her aspirations for the future. READ MORE

Diagnosis Day and Living Beyond: Stephanie’s Story


It was just a normal Saturday in the Northwood Blyth household in Melbourne on the 10th of November 2002. But the next day our lives would change forever. READ MORE