Beyond Type 1 was founded in 2015 by Nick Jonas, Juliet de Baubigny, Sarah Lucas + Sam Talbot. The Founders, with the other members of the Executive Board, guide the growth of Beyond Type 1 supported by members of the Leadership, Scientific Advisory, Global Ambassador + Family Councils, and the in-office Team. Together, these groups work to build Beyond Type 1, and change the T1D landscape.

Beyond Type 2, a new program of Beyond Type 1, provides a platform for those impacted by Type 2 diabetes to share their stories and connect with others who live with diabetes. The program also provides resources on topics from daily diabetes management, discussing it with family and friends and to the mental and emotional aspects of living with diabetes.

At Beyond Type 2, we’re radically changing what it means to live with it.  We aim to unite the global community and empower everyone living with Type 2 diabetes to live beyond it. With the right resources, programs, and the strength of all of our voices, we can redefine what it means to be a person living with diabetes.

We thank our founding partners, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Accu-Chek Guide, FreeStyle Libre, Glucagon, and Real Good Foods, for helping us create platform where people living with Type 2 diabetes will always know they are not alone.

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Beyond Type 2 Founding Partners

Abbott (FreeStyle Libre 14 Day System)

At Abbott, we’re committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we’ve brought new products and technologies to the world — in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals — that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

AADE is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to improving diabetes care through innovative education, management and support. With more than 14,000 professional members including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and others, AADE has a vast network of practitioners working with people who have, are affected by or are at risk for diabetes. Learn more at www.diabeteseducator.org, or visit us on Facebook (American Association of Diabetes Educators), Twitter (@AADEdiabetes) and Instagram (@AADEdiabetes).


Lilly Diabetes (Glucagon)

Lilly has been a global leader in diabetes care since 1923, when we introduced the world’s first commercial insulin. Today we are building upon this heritage by working to meet the diverse needs of people with diabetes and those who care for them. Through research and collaboration, a wide range of therapies and a continued determination to provide real solutions—from medicines to support programs and more—we strive to make life better for all those affected by diabetes around the world. For more information, visit www.lillydiabetes.com.

Real Good Foods

Real Good Foods makes low carb, high protein foods using real food ingredients. Real Food you feel good about eating. For more information, check out: www.realgoodfoods.com

Roche Diabetes Care (Accu-Chek)

Roche Diabetes Care has been a pioneer in providing innovation in diabetes technology and services for more than 40 years, helping people with diabetes to live their lives as active and unrestricted as possible. Being a global leader in diabetes management, more than 5,000 employees in over 150 markets worldwide work every day to support people with diabetes and those at risk, caregivers and healthcare providers to optimally manage the condition – and more importantly achieve more time in the target range so they can experience true relief. Under the brand Accu-Chek® and in collaboration with partners, Roche Diabetes Care creates value by providing integrated diabetes management solutions to monitor glucose levels, deliver insulin and track relevant data points for successful glucose management. By establishing a leading open digital platform, connecting devices and digital solutions, Roche Diabetes Care will enable personalized diabetes care and thus improve therapy outcomes. For more information please visit www.accu-chek.com.

Founders + Board

Juliet de Baubigny – Founder

Juliet's son Nicolas was diagnosed with Type 1 in 2012 at the age of five. Juliet joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2001, and as a partner works with the firm's portfolio companies on areas of human capital. She has served on numerous national and international non-profit boards and campaigns, most notably Product (RED).

Nick Jonas – Founder

Nick was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of thirteen. The multi-platinum selling recording artist, talented actor and philanthropist continues to support charitable causes that are close to his heart while encouraging youth to follow their dreams in spite of their struggles. He has served as an advocate for a variety of important issues, including health and education for our youth, human rights and most notably diabetes.

Tracey McCarter – Executive Board

A dedicated philanthropist, Tracey has raised millions of dollars for Type 1 efforts since her daughter Charlize was diagnosed in 2009 at the age of 4. Tracey earned her MBA from USC and currently serves on the Northeastern Regional Board of Young President’s Organization (YPO). She was recognized in 2017 by the JDRF’s Orange County, CA chapter as its gala honoree, after years of service to JDRF efforts in CA. Tracey has built a Beyond Type 1 community in NYC to bring the virtual community together in real life. She now lives in Scottsdale with her husband Josh & daughters Sydney and Charlize.

Sarah Lucas – Founder

Sarah's daughter Mary was diagnosed with Type 1 in 1998 at the age of seven. An event designer, writer and lifestyle expert with a passion for philanthropy, she has raised over $15 million for Type 1 charities over the past 15 years. She has served on the board of several Bay Area and national organizations focused on youth, health and education.

Sam Talbot – Founder

Sam was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 12. A star in the culinary world, he has turned his love for food into an innovative career, opening several restaurants and participating in season 2 of Top Chef, where he was named "Fan Favorite." He serves as a role model to adults and children alike by applying his "all-natural" style of cooking to every recipe.

Nate Checketts – Executive Board

Nate is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rhone, a premium men’s activewear company founded in 2014. Prior to Rhone, Nate worked for and consulted with some of the biggest tech and entertainment properties in the world including Cisco, The NFL, Legends, FanVision and Sport Radar, and serves on the board of Veritone.  Nate graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Finance and is an avid entrepreneur who founded 4 companies before the age of 30. Nate was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 25. He and his wife Dayna reside in Connecticut with their boys Gabriel, William and Nicholas.

Greg Dooley – Executive Board

Greg and his wife, Kristina, are the proud parents of triplets, Mia, Isabella and Max. His daughter, Isabella, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012 at the age of 2. Greg previously served on the Board of JDRF Northeast Ohio, is an active Type 1 diabetes advocate and, together with his wife, shares his family’s journey with Type 1 via social media @InspiredByIsabella. Greg is a finance executive at Goodyear and resides in Ohio with his family.

Leadership Council

Science Advisory Council