Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers may be a heartthrob and a rock star, but did you know that Nick has a disease that he must live with and attend to on a day-to-day basis?
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2005, at the age of 13, instantly forced Nick Jonas to grow up.
In an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, Nick commented on his daily routine, saying, “It starts in the morning. When I wake up, the first thing I do is check my blood sugar, see where I am. Then, I usually eat breakfast, typically an omelet because it has eggs, which are good, and other things that help me stay stable. Throughout the day, I check my blood sugar regularly, probably nine to 10 times a day.”
In 2008, Jones launched a three-year partnership with Bayer HealthCare in an effort to serve as an inspiration to others living with this disease.
“When I was first diagnosed, I did think, ‘Why me?’” Jonas said Wednesday on “FOX & Friends,” where he announced his partnership. “I had a great medical history. I had never stayed in the hospital before. I didn’t know anybody with diabetes. So it was a shock.”
Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas does not make enough insulin. About 15,000 people, mostly juveniles, are diagnosed with the condition each year. Symptoms of the disease include weight loss, thirst and confusion.