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Nick Jonas ‘bragging about Diabetes’

Published 12/06/2015

Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas feels he has finally mastered Diabetes, a disease he was diagnosed with as a teenager.

The 22-year-old Jealous singer was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes, an autoimmune disease, when he was 13 years old.

Nick is now the spokesperson for Diabetic supply company Dexcom and he is proud to be using their products to manage the illness on a daily basis.

“It’s great to have tools that just make it a little bit easier, because it can be very challenging, especially with a schedule like mine,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“I’m actually bragging about it and showing people my numbers.”

Diabetics have to test their blood throughout the day to see if their blood sugar numbers are too high, too low, or at a healthy level.

Nick says maintaining a regular schedule to do this really helps ease the burden of having to be on top of his blood sugar numbers.

Nick has been a longtime proponent of Diabetes awareness, having established charity Change for the Children in 2004.

And he is happy his experience managing the disease helps young fans who may also be dealing with the malady.

“I was recently on a golf course by myself and this kid and his little brother came up, they were probably 10 and 12,” Nick recalled. “The kid was freaking out about something, trying to call his parents and I had a gut feeling it had something to do with diabetes. I asked what was going on, and he said he lost his [diabetes management] supplies. I offered to help, went and got him juice. He didn’t even realise at first that it was me. He went home and told his parents and his mom wrote me a long letter, saying ‘Thank you for helping me.’ It was really nice.”

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