Beat Diabetes

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Los Angeles, CA, United States


Los Angeles, CA, United States

Beat Diabetes focuses on Education Health & Nutrition Science & Technology and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, United States.

Our mission is to beat diabetes by providing young generations and underserved communities with diabetes education and support for improved health management.


The initiative of Beat Diabetes began as a family project after the co-founder, Megan Cory, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Megan found that cruel comments from her classmates stemmed from misconceptions about diabetes, so she educated them. She also began mentoring young people with diabetes all over the country and conducting diabetes research at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Megan wanted to encourage a positive outlook that would inspire others to manage their health and use the knowledge gained from having diabetes to help others lead healthier lives. In 2014, Megan and her brother, Kevin, officially established DiaBeaters, the first diabetes awareness organization at UCLA. This campus lacked diabetes awareness, prevention education, and diabetes management support for students. DiaBeaters has served thousands of people in UCLA and the surrounding underserved communities. Beat Diabetes was officially established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in August 2016 to deliver the mission of DiaBeaters on a national and eventually international level.