About Us

About Us

Elijah Marrero

We are a non-profit organization inspired and founded by Elijah Marrero that has been living with T1D since the age of eight. Dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by T1D. Our mission is to improve the lives of those living with T1D by providing education, resources, and support to help them manage their T1D and lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

At One Type Inc. we believe that everyone living with T1D deserves access to the resources and support they need to thrive. That’s why we aim to provide a range of programs and services, including educational workshops, support groups, and advocacy initiatives.

We are also committed to raising awareness and advocacy efforts to improve the lives of those affected by T1D. We strive to bring attention to the challenges faced by those living with T1D and advocate for the resources and support they need.

We are grateful for the support of our community and the generosity of our donors, which helps us to continue our mission and make a positive impact in the lives of those living with Type 1 Diabetes. Join us in our efforts to improve the lives of those living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Together, we can make a difference.


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Our Leadership

Elijah Marrero

Elijah Marrero

CEO

Damon Marrero

Damon Marrero

Executive Director

Terri O'Neal

Teressa "Terri" O'Neal

Director of Outreach & Community Engagement

Accomplishments

TrialNet T1D Risk Screening

TrialNet offers risk screening for type 1 diabetes (T1D), a condition where the body's immune system attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The screening involves blood tests to detect autoantibodies associated with T1D development. These autoantibodies can be present years before symptoms emerge. TrialNet's screening helps identify individuals at risk for T1D, allowing for early intervention and potential participation in clinical trials aimed at delaying or preventing the onset of the disease. This proactive approach can significantly impact the management and potential prevention of T1D.

Diabetes Education Programs

One Type Inc. has developed comprehensive diabetes education programs to empower individuals with T1D and their families. These programs cover essential topics such as blood glucose management, insulin administration, dietary guidance, and emotional support to help them cope with the challenges of living with diabetes.

Financial Assistance

Recognizing the financial burden that diabetes management can pose, One Type Inc. has worked tirelessly to provide financial aid to those in need. The organization offers assistance for essential medical supplies, insulin, and access to advanced diabetes technologies, ensuring that no one is deprived of proper care due to financial constraints.

Community Support Groups

One Type Inc. has established local support groups in various regions, facilitating an environment for people with T1D to come together, share their experiences, and offer mutual support. These groups have become a source of strength and camaraderie for many individuals, fostering a sense of belonging and understanding.

Advocacy Efforts

One Type Inc. has been actively involved in advocating for improved diabetes care, increased funding for diabetes research, and better insurance coverage for diabetes-related expenses. The organization collaborates with policymakers, healthcare professionals, and other diabetes advocacy groups to bring about positive changes for the diabetes community.

Events

Diabetes Family Fun Day

A family-oriented event that includes games, entertainment, and educational activities related to diabetes management.

Youth Diabetes Olympics

A fun and empowering event specifically for children and teenagers with T1D. Friendly multi-sport competitions that emphasize teamwork, physical activity, and diabetes management challenges.

Diabetes Awareness Month Campaign

Throughout Diabetes Awareness Month, One Type Inc. launches a multifaceted campaign across various media channels to raise public awareness about T1D. The campaign focuses on dispelling myths, promoting early diagnosis, and encouraging support for those living with diabetes.


As an organization deeply committed to making a difference, One Type Inc. continues to strive for a future where individuals with Type 1 Diabetes can lead fulfilling lives, free from the burden of the condition. Through its ongoing efforts and impactful events, the organization remains a beacon of hope and support for the diabetes community, fostering a sense of unity and empowerment among all those touched by T1D.