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Daily Inspiration: Beyond Type 1

When Nick Jonas was 13, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and his life was never the same. He describes it as a time of confusion, fear and unknowing.

He wrote the song “A Little Bit Longer”,
 to describe his feelings of having type 1 diabetes.
In this video, Nick describes living with Diabetes with Larry King
As Nick adjusted to his illness, he decided he wanted to help other young people with diabetes. So, along with Juliet de Baubigny, Sarah Lucas and Sam Talbot, he formed the non-profit organization BEYOND TYPE 1.


Beyond Type 1 was founded in 2015 by Juliet de Baubigny, Nick Jonas, Sarah Lucas and Sam Talbot. Beyond Type 1 is a new brand of philanthropy leveraging the power of social media and technology, changing what it means to live with Type 1 diabetes. By educating the global community about this chronic, autoimmune disease, as well as providing resources and support for those living with Type 1, Beyond Type 1 bridges the gap from diagnosis to cure, empowering people to both live well today and to fund a better tomorrow. 100% of every dollar raised directly supports the most promising global efforts and programs working to educate, advocate and cure Type 1 diabetes.”

 The BEYOND TYPE 1 website is jam packed with information on many types of diabetes including:

  • Type 1,
  • Type 2,
  • Gestational,
  • LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults)
  • Monogenic
  • Brittle
  • Wolfram Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis Related
  • Chronic Pancreatitis Related

It is a seriously impressive website and clearly designed to educate and alleviate fear. The information includes:

  • Tools
  • How to
  • First 30 days
  • Daily Life
  • Food and what to eat
  • recipes
  • parent information
  • programs

Below is a welcome video, which discusses a bit more about what BEYOND TYPE 1 does




About Tamara Hoerner (1261 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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