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Nick Jonas Honored At 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, Shares Inspirational Speech About Being A Hero

Nick Jonas Honored At 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, Shares Inspirational Speech About Being A Hero

Nick Jonas Honored at 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, Shares Inspirational Speech About Being a Hero Nick Jonas wants everyone to try and be a hero for the people in their own lives. Jonas was honored with the Hero Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards , which aired on Sunday. The singer, who was joined by a number of young children, took the stage to thank his fans and talk about his fight against Type 1 Diabetes. WATCH: Nick Jonas Opens Up About Diabetes: I Thought I Was Going to Die "This is truly incredible," he said, as he was presented with the award from by his Jumanji co-star Jack Black. "These kids who are up here are all Type 1 diabetes like myself.... This is a disease I was diagnosed with when I was 13. It was a moment in my life when I was just getting ready to start making music with my brothers, and touring, and it was something I thought would slow me down before I even got started." "Thankfully it didn't, and I'm in the healthiest place I've been since my diagnosis," he continued. "But when I found out I would be receiving this award, I started thinking about who some of my heroes are. Not the kind of heroes who wear capes and save cities from evil villains, but real people who are heroes because they've changed the world in some way and made it a better place, or people who directly impacted my life." MORE: 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards: The Complete Winners List Jonas gave a shout out to his father, who "is my hero every single day," and he thanked his "amazing family," including his brothers -- Kevin, Joe and Frankie -- and his mom. "We all have the power to change the world and make it a better place," Jonas shared. "Every day can be an opportunity to be a hero. [If] you're kind to someone who needs it, or you find a cause you're passionate about Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Receives Disney Hero Award For His Efforts In Diabetes Awareness

Nick Jonas Receives Disney Hero Award For His Efforts In Diabetes Awareness

Nick Jonas Receives Disney Hero Award for His Efforts in Diabetes Awareness Nick Jonas Receives Disney Hero Award for His Efforts in Diabetes Awareness The National Diabetes Statistics Report of 2017 was released by the CDCs Division of Diabetes. The stats are staggering. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes, and approximately 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes. While the disease is fairly common, there is still a monumental lack of awareness and many still do not understand the challenges diabetic patients face. Disney Star and solo artist, Nick Jonas has played a tremendous role in advocating for diabetes. Nick Jonas has been a longtime diabetes awareness advocate. In fact, it was in 2015 when he co-founded an organization called "Beyond Type 1." Its goal is to leverage the power of social media to bring about a new awareness of what it is like to live with diabetes. It gives focus on educating people about the disease and helping researchers discover new treatments and, hopefully, a cure for diabetes. Through the grants and programs that they offer, they wish to improve the lives of type 1 diabetes patients. Recently, Nick Jonas has received the Disney Hero Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards for his remarkable achievements as a patient advocate. Nick was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in 2005. Before he was even diagnosed, he started showing the most common symptoms like weight loss, constant thirst and frequent urination. In just 2-3 weeks, he lost about 15 pounds. He had noticeable changes in his mood, becoming irritable and feeling drained. Because of his symptoms, he went to see a doctor while he was on tour with his brothers. This is where he discovered he had diabetes. His blood sugar level was well over 700, which is dangerously high. Despite how di Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas: Raising A Pop Star With Diabetes

Nick Jonas: Raising A Pop Star With Diabetes

The tweenage girls are shrieking and shaking and hyperventilatingthousands of them, all focused on the stage at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., where 15-year-old Nick Jonas sits alone at a white baby grand. The mop-topped, baby-faced rocker's mother, Denise Jonas, is also at the gig, but she can't bear to watch. Because amid the screeches and frantic shouts ("Marry me, Nick!"), her son launches into a solo version of "A Little Bit Longer," his new song about being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. "I usually leave because it's hard on me," says Denise, backstage, her voice breaking and eyes watering. Although it's been nearly three years, the shock of the diagnosis and its fallout is all too fresh. "I know he's still really hurting over it. We all are." The Jonas Brothers were just another pop-rock boy band on the rise back in the fall of 2005, out on a grueling and decidedly unglamorous anti-drug tour of public high schools, when Nickat 13, the baby of the group, which also includes older siblings Kevin and Joestarted to exhibit some seriously out-of-character behavior: mood swings, extreme thirst, frequent bathroom breaks, and sudden weight loss. Pretty clear symptoms of diabetes, in retrospect, but at the time "the signs were hard to recognize, based on this very strenuous travel schedule and lack of sleep, and knowing that Nicholas was also in his puberty stage," says Denise, who was at home in Wyckoff, N.J., with youngest son, Frankie, and often away from her other children for several days in a row. But she continued to notice worrisome changes: "You just see somebody turn the exact opposite of what they are, and really quick." At the same time, Nick seemed to be in a remarkable growth spurt. "Every time I would see him, I thought 'Wow, you grew so much in seve Continue reading >>

Jonas Brothers - Wikipedia

Jonas Brothers - Wikipedia

This article is about the band. For their eponymous album, see Jonas Brothers (album) . From left to right: Nick , Joe and Kevin Jonas at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards , November 2012 The Jonas Brothers were an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network. They consist of three brothers: Paul Kevin Jonas II , Joseph Adam Jonas , and Nicholas Jerry Jonas . [1] [2] [3] Raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, the Jonas Brothers moved to Little Falls, New Jersey in 2005, where they wrote their first record that made its Hollywood release. [4] In the summer of 2008, they starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock and its sequel, Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam . They also starred as Kevin, Joe, and Nick Lucas , the band Lucas in their own Disney Channel series Jonas , which was later re-branded for its second season as Jonas L.A. The show was eventually cancelled after two seasons. The band released four albums: It's About Time (2006), Jonas Brothers (2007), A Little Bit Longer (2008), and Lines, Vines and Trying Times (2009). In 2008, the group was nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards and won the award for Breakthrough Artist at the American Music Awards . As of May 2009, before the release of Lines, Vines and Trying Times , they had sold over eight million albums worldwide. [5] After a hiatus during 2010 and 2011 to pursue solo-projects, the group reconciled in 2012 to record a new album, which was cancelled following their break-up on October 29, 2013. They have sold over 17 million albums worldwide. [6] [7] In 2005, Joe, Kevin and Nick recorded "Please Be Mine", their first song recorded. [8] Upon hearing the song, the Columbia Records president Steve Greenber Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Type I Diabetes Radio Disney Music Awards

Nick Jonas Type I Diabetes Radio Disney Music Awards

Nick Jonas had a lot of encouraging things to say during his red carpet interview at the Radio Disney Music Awards . The singer spoke about the moment he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes saying that, "it was a moment in my life when I was just getting ready to start making music with my brothers, and touring, and it was something I thought would slow me down before I even got started." Thankfully, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers was not hindered by this news. "I'm in the healthiest place I've been since my diagnosis," he continued. He went on to share how his diagnosis turned into a positive opportunity. "What I saw as the biggest challenge of my life really did become the biggest opportunity to bring some encouragement to people." Jonas, who was honored at the event with the Hero Award, went on to share what came to mind when he found out that he would be receiving the award this year . "I started thinking about who some of my heroes are. Not the kind of heroes who wear capes and save cities from evil villains, but real people who are heroes because they've changed the world in some way and made it a better place, or people who directly impacted my life." He gave a shout out to his "amazing family," thanking his father who he counts as his "hero every single day." Inspiring us with his words, he ended with a call to action for his fans, saying: "We all have the power to change the world and make it a better place. Every day can be an opportunity to be a hero. If you're kind to someone who needs it, or you find a cause you're passionate about. You get involved with something and raise your voice in some way. It does make a difference and I would encourage all of you to do that." Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas To Be Honored With 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards 'hero' Award

Nick Jonas To Be Honored With 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards 'hero' Award

Nick Jonas to Be Honored with 2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS 'Hero' Award Multiplatinum recording artist, songwriter, actor and philanthropist Nick Jonas will be honored with the 'Hero' Award at the2017 RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS (RDMA), music's biggest event for families. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 13 years old, Jonas helped found Beyond Type 1, a non-profit organization which leverages the power of social media and technology to provide resources for those living with Type 1 diabetes, and provides funding for research, education, advocacy and programs to improve the lives of those living with Type 1 diabetes. Jonas will be presented with the award by longtime friend and fellow advocate, actor Jack Black. Jonas is nominated for three categories at the 2017 RDMA, including "He's The One - Best Male Artist." Recognizing two youth leaders, the RDMA Heroes for Change Award is a part of Disney's citizenship efforts, Be Inspired. This year's heroes embody Be Inspired in their passionate work to create a brighter tomorrow. Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton is a Los Angeles high school junior and the founder of Sit With Us, Inc., a free mobile app which serves as a school lunch planning tool so that no one has to eat lunch alone. While in middle school, Natalie was bullied by her classmates and found herself eating lunch alone every day. When she reached high school, she found a group of friends and would invite anyone eating alone to join her table. Inspired by a simple act of kindness that made a big difference, her idea for the Sit With Us mobile app was born. In addition to being an anti-bullying activist, Natalie volunteers extensively within her community. Jocelyn Woods of San Jose, California, was inspired by her childhood to found the Under-represented T Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Wins Radio Disney Hero Award

Nick Jonas Wins Radio Disney Hero Award

Nick Jonas isnt just a music star. Nick was recently awarded for all his hard work within the Beyond Type 1 program. Type 1 Diabetics do not have to feel alone in their battle against Type 1 diabetes. If you suffer from T1D, you can actually download theBeyond Type 1 app.The app is acommunity of people just like you who suffer. You can get advice, talk about your struggles, as well as connect with groups and check out many different types of blogs. Nick Jonas is among those people, having been diagnosed with diabetes at just the age of 13, according to Beyond Type 1 . Understanding the struggles that diabetic victims face, Nick knew he had to do something to support children and adults like him. When he got involved withBeyond Type 1, he had a vision. The vision that Nick Jonas had has truly impacted millions of people, including myself. As a type 1 diabetic, we dont really have a lot of things that can help us. We have management tools, but there currently isnt cure for the disease. To have a huge star like Nick looking out for us, that really means the world. Also, to have such a huge community within the Beyond Type 1 app and website is huge. The Hero Award definitely couldnt go to anyone better, in my opinion. Receiving the award, Nick was accompanied by 10 children who are apart of the Type 1 diabeticcommunity. Pretty awesome, right? The award was presented to him by good friend, Jack Black. Not just children suffer from this disease,Anyone can suffer from it. Type 1 diabetes is not a lifestyle disease; it is not a kids disease either. -Beyond Type 1s CEO, Sarah Lucas explains. If you want to be a hero, just like Nick Jonas, you can check out this link . Congratulations Nick on all your hard work and your dedication in supporting people like you. Your work is seen Continue reading >>

Jonas Brothers' Nick Jonas On Diabetes

Jonas Brothers' Nick Jonas On Diabetes

Nick Jonas was only 13 when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, but his career was already on the rise. The band he’d started with his brothers Joe and Kevin, aptly named The Jonas Brothers, was well on its way to stardom, opening for Kelly Clarkson and the Backstreet Boys. The diagnosis shocked the family, but they quickly regrouped. “We decided this new normal could be something magical and special,” says mom Denise Jonas. “Educating and being an inspiration for other diabetics became a family goal.” That’s why Denise was thrilled to team up with Disney and Lilly Diabetes to help promote a Type 1 diabetes education initiative that includes an informational website (family.com/type1) and a series of children’s books starring a monkey, Coco, as a Type 1 diabetic. To celebrate the launch, Disney is asking parents and caregivers of children with diabetes to share their stories in a creative way, and will choose one winning family to attend a national conference in Orlando next July. Nearly six years after Nick’s diagnosis, Denise talked to SpryLiving.com about that scary day, what she wishes she knew back then and what she hopes all caregivers will take from her family’s experience. Spry: What were Nick’s initial symptoms? DJ: Nick was on tour when we first started the process. He’d been experiencing an increase in appetite and needing to use the restroom. He’d had weight loss, and an attitude change. It really was so unlike Nick, so we decided he needed to see a doctor. Spry: What was the family’s reaction to the diagnosis? DJ: It was a very dark day. There was a sense of loss and emptiness. But at that moment, the family made a decision: Let’s turn this around. Let’s use it as an inspiration platform for others. There’s so little knowl Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas To Receive Hero Award At Radio Disney Music Awards (exclusive)

Nick Jonas To Receive Hero Award At Radio Disney Music Awards (exclusive)

Nick Jonas To Receive Hero Award At Radio Disney Music Awards (Exclusive) Themulti-platinum music star will receive the Hero Award at the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, Access Hollywood can reveal exclusively. Nick's honorstems from his philanthropic work with the Type 1 diabetes community, RadioDisney told Access in a statement on Tuesday. The cause is a personal one forNick, as he was diagnosed with the illness at just 13 years old. Now 24, thesinger, songwriter and actor has given back through Beyond Type 1, a non-profitorganization he co-founded. WATCH:Nick Jonas Talks Presenting & Cheering His Friends On At Grammys 2017 According to a press release, Beyond Type 1 "leverages the power of social media and technology" to facilitate "funding for research, education, advocacy" and other programs to improve quality of life for those battling the disease. Nick's good friend Jack Black will present him the honor during the April 29 ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, but he could receive more accolades throughout the evening. He's also nominated in three Radio Disney Music Award categories, including Best Male Artist. Nick is in good company past Hero Award recipients include Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards telecast will be available to view across multiple Disney-branded platforms on Sunday, April 30 at 7 PM ET. Voting is available through April 9 at Disney.com/RDMA , Radio Disney's Facebook and Twitter pages, the Radio Disney and Disney Channel apps, and Google OneBox. Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Opened Up About Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

Nick Jonas Opened Up About Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

Nick Jonas has been a longtime advocate for diabetes awareness, and the singer and actor opened up about living with Type 1 diabetes in a red-carpet interview Sunday night at the Radio Disney Music Awards. Nick was being honored at the event with the Hero Award for his philanthropic work on behalf of Type 1 diabetes. He appeared onstage to receive the award from Jumanji costar Jack Black, and delivered an emotional speech while surrounded by a group of children living with diabetes. He spoke candidly about the moment he was diagnosed in 2005, when he was 13 years old, as Entertainment Tonight reports. "It was a moment in my life when I was just getting ready to start making music with my brothers, and touring, and it was something I thought would slow me down before I even got started," he explained. Despite his initial reaction, he went on to confirm that he is in a much better place now than he was 12 years ago, both physically and mentally. “[I’m] in the healthiest place I’ve been since my diagnosis,” he said. “What I saw as the biggest challenge of my life really did become the biggest opportunity to bring some encouragement to people.” “I started thinking about who some of my heroes are,” Nick added of how he felt when he discovered he’d be receiving the award. “Not the kind of heroes who wear capes and save cities from evil villains, but real people who are heroes because they’ve changed the world in some way and made it a better place, or people who directly impacted my life.” He went on to thank his “amazing family,” giving a special shout-out to his father, whom he considers his “hero every single day,” before finishing with an important message: “We all have the power to change the world and make it a better place,” he said Continue reading >>

Disney Channel Pulls

Disney Channel Pulls "hannah Montana" Diabetes Episode

Disney Channel Pulls "Hannah Montana" Diabetes Episode The new season of "Hannah Montana," the popular Disney Channel show starring Miley Cyrus, debuted Nov. 9 with a substitute for its previously planned episode about diabetes. The originally planned season opener, titled "No Sugar, Sugar," was scheduled to air Sunday, Nov. 2. In it, Hannah's friend Oliver finds out that he has diabetes. Parents of children with diabetes and other viewers who watched the show ahead of time on Video On Demand issued complaints to Disney that resulted in the episode being pulled for further evaluation. "During the script writing stage the matter of depicting a character with diabetes was reviewed by our Standards and Practices executives who consulted with medical experts to inform the story and ensure that it was told responsibly," says Disney Channel spokesperson Patti McTeague. Katie Clark, a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation who is the mother of a child with type 1 diabetes and has type 1 herself, says that she saw a version of the episode on YouTube. Most of the episode, Clark says, did a good job of portraying diabetes in a positive wayuntil the end. "The last 10 minutes were about [Oliver] trying not to fall into the temptation to have sugar," says Clark. She describes a birthday party scene filled with cotton candy, candy bars, and other sweets that Oliver is trying to avoid. "His friends say, 'We know you can't have sugar. You're not supposed to have that.'" [The character] acts like all he wants is sugar. They went over the top in saying that he couldn't have it." Kerri Marrone Sparling, author of the popular diabetes blog "Six Until Me," wrote in her blog that it was dangerous for uninformed viewers to take the episode too seriously. "So what if Oliver g Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Recipient Of The Hero Award

Nick Jonas Recipient Of The Hero Award

Multi-platinum singer Nick Jonas has won Radio Disneys2017 Hero Award. His nomination comes from his decade long commitment to children with Type 1 diabetes and his recent founding of Beyond Type 1 , a nonprofit organization dedicated to cure research, education and advocacy for the chronic illness. The Hero Award at the Radio Disney Music Awards is given to artists who have had outstanding contributions in charity and recipients in the past have included Shakira (2014), Jennifer Lopez (2015), Gwen Stefani (2016). Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13 and understands the importance of community for support. He describes his organization as a place where you can crash and be lifted back up again. Founded in February 2015, Beyond Type 1 has become the fastest growing Type 1 diabetes organization for social media in the world with a community of over a million people. The nonprofit has dozens of natives programs that support advocacy outreach and education, while its grantees are some of the leading organizations in cure research and technology. While Nick Jonas has inspired and encouraged children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, Beyond Type 1 is not just for kids, but also for adults newly diagnosed or veterans of the disease. Beyond Type 1s CEO, Sarah Lucas, explains that [Type 1 diabetes] is not a lifestyle disease; it is not a kids disease either. A big part of the nonprofits mission is to also celebrate the incredible work people are doing while living with Type 1. It was even started around this idea of # LivingBeyond a vibrant Instagram Campaign that showcases T1Ds who are thriving today and living beyond their diagnosis. Changing the way chronic illness is perceived, Jonas withhis charity, hasbecome an integral part of support for the Type 1 di Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas To Be Honoured At The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

Nick Jonas To Be Honoured At The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards

Nick Jonas To Be Honoured At The 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards Musician and actor Nick Jonas is no stranger to award shows, and especially the Radio Disney Music Awards. Although the annual awards show has been around since 2001, it only became televised and popular in 2014. Nick missed out on the proceedings in the first year, but his work really started to get recognised by Radio Disney the following year when he broke out as a solo artist afterthe split of his former band, the Jonas Brothers. And since then, there has been no stopping him. In the last couple of years, Nickhas racked up an impressive collection of nominations, awards, and performances on the show but were going to bet that none of them will measure up to the honour which he has just been given. As well as his nominations for Hes The One: Best Male Artist, Stuck In Our Heads: Best Song To Lip Sync To, and Im With The Band: Favourite Tour which will be announced on the night of the show (you can vote for him here ), Nick has been chosen by Radio Disney to receive this years special Hero Award. Every year at the Radio Disney Music Awards, the Hero Award is presented to a celebrity for their outstanding contribution and dedication to charities and non-profit organisations all around the world. Previous winners of this award include Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and Gwen Stefani. But now, it is Nick Jonas turn to receive the incredible honour. He will receive the award as a result of his numerousyears working towards finding a cure and raising awareness of Type 1 Diabetes. Nick himself suffers from the disease so it is very close to his heart and he has definitely used his celebrity status for good. After being diagnosed when he was just thirteen, Nick has worked with the Change for the Children Foundation, d Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Opens Up About Diabetes

Nick Jonas Opens Up About Diabetes

One in 300 teens has diabetes. Disney star Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers is a rock star who sings about life, love, and his diabetes. Nick, 17, the youngest of the famous Jonas Brothers, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes four years ago. "I lost 15 pounds in a total of about three weeks," he said. Nick's song is aimed at helping teens with diabetes who can feel stigmatized. "Having anything different and particularly a chronic illness sets you apart and many, many, of these teenagers feel it," he said. Nick is also a paid spokesperson for Bayer, which makes a device for monitoring blood glucose levels. He watches what he eats, wears an insulin pump and checks his blood sugar ten to 12 times a day. But at times, his brothers have to cover for him. "There have been times when I've had them stretch out their talking so that I can have a little bit more time to take care of a low blood sugar," he said. Once his readings are healthy again, he gets back to doing what he loves. "I think just the fact that I can say, look you're just like everybody else, you can do what you want do to, um, and you can do it with diabetes, that's the best thing in the world." Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. New DNA evidence that was recently tested in a cold case murder (KETK) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has put out a warning As 42 million Americans prepare to hit the road for Memorial Day Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Continue reading >>

Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas On Friendship, Touring And Pop Stardom| Billboard | Billboard

Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas On Friendship, Touring And Pop Stardom| Billboard | Billboard

Jonas and Lovato photographed June 1 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Styling by Jeff Kim. Jonas wears a Givenchy suit and shirt and Dior shoes. Lovato wears an AdrienneLandau coat, Tom Ford corset, Wolford tights, Louis Vuitton heels, Eva Fehren earrings and AUrate, Effy Jewelry, Sydney Evan and Jacquie Aiche bracelets. Though it's only a little after 9 a.m., Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are already bickering. They're seated on the terrace at the ritzy Wynn brunchery Tableau on a hot Las Vegas summer morning, and Lovato has asked Jonas to tack fries onto his meal so she can "have one and not feel bad about myself." When the server arrives, Jonas requests an off-menu egg white omelet -- then casually adds, "You know what? These fries look so good, I might just get them." But Lovato has already changed her mind. "No, no. He's not going to get the fries. I'm watching what he eats. You're welcome, honey." She rests a patronizing hand on his shoulder. Jonas shakes his head. "You threw me right under the bus." Jonas and Lovato, both 23, were Disney Channel charges who started working before they were tweens and have been singing and acting ever since. Each has been, in his and her own way, through the ringer. Jonas' experience with pubescent pop-rockers the Jonas Brothers left him "bruised and a little jaded," says his and Lovato's manager, Phil McIntyre. And Lovato just marked four years of sobriety after a hard-fought battle with mental illness and addiction. But both are now midstride into a second act that, like the first, they're experiencing together -- but this time on their own terms. (And no, they are not, nor have they ever been, romantically entangled.) See Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas' Stunning Billboard Cover Shoot "You'd think they're siblings, sometimes more Continue reading >>

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