American singer and actor Nick Jonas, who is all set to marry Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra next month, went public together with his type 1 diabetes diagnosis in 2007. The ‘jealous’singer aforesaid that his symptoms included weight loss, persistent thirst, a poor perspective, and going to the bathroom all the time. The singer-songwriter revealed that his weight loss was important - he lost around twenty pounds in barely period. Jonas, now 26, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 13. Since then, he has emerged as a number one voice in raising awareness regarding the condition.
Meanwhile, his fiancée Priyanka Chopra aka PeeCee expressed her support to the singer, who recently marked the 13-year anniversary of his diagnosing as he shared a touching message with fans on Instagram. Posting a photograph of himself now together with an image of him at 13 years, he talked regarding how he weighed barely a 100 pounds (approximately 45 kgs) because of the high blood sugar levels. The star went on to say that, today, he’s happy and healthy.
“On the right is me now. Happy and healthy. Prioritizing my physical health, working out and eating healthy and keeping my blood sugar in check,” he said. Check out his post below!
Nick Jonas also thanked his family for the support they have shown during this diagnosis. “I have full control of my day to day life with this disease, and I'm so grateful to my family and loved ones who have helped me every step of the way,” he added. “Everything about you is special. With or without diabetes,” wrote Priyanka Chopra, responding to Nick’s post.
So what does Nick Jonas do to keep diabetes under control?
Nick Jonas, who co-founded Beyond Type 1 - a corporation that helps kids affected by the chronic condition - is taking full management of his health. When the hit singer was diagnosed with the condition, his blood sugar was over 700 - and normal blood sugar levels are from 70 to 120. However, he learned to manage his condition.
“I’ve got an insulin pump to help manage my Diabetes,” Nick was quoted as saying in an interview with NIH Medicine Plus Magazine. “I check my blood sugar frequently and I do my best to get to know my body and get to feel out if I am high or low. More than anything, I trust my doctor and I follow all of her advice.”
Nick additionally told the magazine that one has to lead an awfully active and busy life with type 1 diabetes. As far as his eating habits go, he lives a reasonably healthy life. He makes sure that he consumes a balanced diet even throughout his outings.
Regardless of his diabetes, the musician has continually most popular to measure a healthy life, however, the condition actually provides him a lot of a reason to create healthier lifestyle choices. “I love physical exertion and pushing my body. I believe it's almost being honest and vocal with the people who you're working with, or trainers and friends who you might be training with, regarding the disease and the way to require care of things should they arise,” he added.
Perhaps, we are aware of how fit Nick Jonas has been all these years by looking at his super-fit physique. Reportedly, his get-ripped regimen consists of running, boxing, weight lighting, planks, etc. The singer works out three times a day for five days in a week, working on different parts of his body each day in his private gym Heart & Hustle.
Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. The disease is usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults, but it can develop at any age. It is less common than type 2 diabetes - about 5% of people with diabetes have type 1, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although type 1 diabetes has no cure, treatment, which focuses on maintaining normal blood sugar levels with insulin, along with it a healthy lifestyle can help manage the disease as well as prevent complications.