A Little Bit Longer By Jonas Brothers
Nick Jonas has Type 1 diabetes, which can make him irritated and put him in a bad mood. This song deals his struggle with the disease - he wrote it in the empty ballroom of a hotel when he was having a rough day. According to Entertainment Weekly, Nick Jonas wrote this song in about 20 minutes while shooting the movie Camp Rock. Kevin Jonas said: "Sometimes songs take weeks, but for us, some of the songs we love the most are the ones that only take 20 minutes." In the same week that the A Little Bit Longer album entered the Billboard 200 at #1, the Jonas Brothers self-titled 2007 debut returned to the chart's Top 10. This meant that the threesome became the first group to have two simultaneous top 10 albums since *NSYNC's self-titled set was #2 and Home for Christmas The brothers could claim to have had a third set in the Top 10 as they featured on the #8 charting soundtrack to the Disney film Camp Rock. The album's chart-topping success also meant that they became the first trio of brothers to top the tally since the Bee Gees Greatest was #1 in January 1980. This debuted on the Hot 100 at #11, then dropped out of the chart in the following week. In doing so it broke the record for the highest entry on the tally not to notch a second chart week. In March 2014 Soko's "We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow" plummeted from an even higher position when it debuted at #9, only to drop out of the Hot 100 the following week. Continue reading >>
Nick Jonas On Flying The Diabetes Flag High!
Singer, songwriter, actor Nick Jonas, 23, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 10 years ago. As a fellow type 1 myself, and a regular blogger for OnTrack Diabetes, I was thrilled when I got the call about the chance to interview Jonas! He's been my dia-crush (person with diabetes who has a crush on another diabetic) ever since I heard him croon with his brothers. Even cooler in my mind (other then his global superstar status) is that he's down-to-earth and actually cares about raising diabetes awareness. So how does he hope his non-profit, Beyond Type 1, will help people with diabetes? What does he look for in a 'type 3'? What's the nicest thing someone has done for him to support his diabetes? Read my exclusive interview with this bright star (and dia-badass!) to find out. Tell me about your type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Ten years ago when I was 13 and touring with my brothers, I noticed a dramatic change in my body and my mood. I’ve always been a very upbeat person, but suddenly, I was irritable all the time. I was constantly thirsty and always needing to use the bathroom. I also started losing weight rapidly—20 pounds in two weeks! Something was very wrong. I felt sluggish, drained, like a balloon losing air. I was struggling to get through my tour and finally decided to make an appointment to meet with my doctor. She ordered several tests, including my blood glucose. My level had spiraled out of control to over 800—I was immediately rushed to the hospital. It was absolutely terrifying. The doctors told me I had type 1 diabetes. How did you initially handle the news? It was truly one of the most frightening moments of my life. I was shocked at first. And my family was just as panicked. But the real scare was I had to quickly learn so much. It was completely overwhel Continue reading >>
Jonas Brothers - A Little Bit Longer Lyrics | Lyricsmode.com
To explain lyrics, select line or word and click "Explain". Select some words and click "Explain" button. Then type your knowledge, add image or YouTube video till "Good-o-meter" shows "Cool" or "Awesome!". Publish your explanation with "Explain" button. Get karma points! Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points. Jonas Brothers A Little Bit Longer lyrics And every time you smile or laugh you glow And every time you smile or laugh you glow Lyrics taken from Click "Correct" to open the "Correction form". There you can add structure tags, correct typos or add missing words. Send your correction and get karma points! Result of your work will appear after moderating. I think this is one of the most meaningful and best songs ever because Nick is singing a song about his diabetes but what amazes me is that he did not let it stop him from living his current blessed life. My grandpa died of a type of sickness when I was only 4 years old and I get flashbacks now and then about him. The point is that just because tou have a type of sickness doesn't mean it should stop you from living your dream which is why Nick Jonas inspires me. I had gone to one of their concerts and Nick sang the same inspiring song and was like 'God bless Nick Jonas and every kid that is suffering of any type of sickness. 'Just to let you know I am a huge jonas broothers fan! Anyways god bless everyone in this world. I think its one of the most amazing songs it tells how some people not only nick feel this way and that they are told to wait while those people are suffering inside we just want more fun and we don't appreciate all we have its hard to go threough something like that I know I have a tumor but I'm good now it went away and in that time I felt like he does sometimes you just have to Continue reading >>
'this Is Not Cool': Nick Jonas Hits Out At Crossfit Tweet Saying It Fails To Show Difference Between Types Of Diabetes
He has been an outspoken advocate for diabetes for many years after dealing with the disease himself. And on Tuesday Nick Jonas hit out at Crossfit after the company posted what he felt was a misleading Tweet on their account. The singer, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 14 years old was vocal about his disapproval of a message. Scroll down for video The fitness company Tweeted a fake Coca-Cola ad that read: 'Open Diabetes', along with the caption 'Make sure you pour some out for your dead homies'. The 22-year-old took to his own account to slam what he felt was an ignorant way of discussing the condition as it did not make the differentiation between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes 'This is not cool. Please know and understand the difference between type one and type diabetes before making ignorant comments. 'Sensitivity to all diseases, and proper education on the cause and day to day battle is important' he Tweeted. The company retaliated saying the singer had misunderstood they did not 'grasp the difference' between the two different types of the illness. Nick was diagnosed with the type 1 of the disease in November 2005. He told Diabetes Health he began to notice the symptoms: 'losing weight, the bad attitude, being thirsty, going to the bathroom all the time.' Nick said he lost around 15lbs in two to three weeks: 'It was just insane. I had a terrible attitude, which was totally odd for me because I’m actually a nice person. Especially being on the road around people all the time, you have to keep that positive energy going. And it was hard.' He took some time off and when he saw a doctor he was told his blood sugar was over 700. Nick's type of diabetes is usually diagnosed in children. It is a chronic condition in where the pancreas produce Continue reading >>
Nick Jonas Diabetes. A Little Bit Longer Hq Lyrics.
Nick Jonas Diabetes. A Little Bit Longer HQ lyrics. support nick jonas! for being an inspiration to all those people out there, who have type 1 diabetes. For making a difference in other peoples lives. For showing us that you can follow your dreams even if you have something blocking your way. He proved to many that you can reach out to the things you want to do without it stopping you. oh oh oh and sorry for spelling weight wrong. Song:A Little Bit Longer By:Jonas Brothers. But you don't know what you got till it's gone and you don't know what it's like to feel so low and everytime you smile or laugh you glow. But you don't know what you got till it's gone and you don't know what it's like to feel so low. And everytime you smile or laugh you glow. And you don't what you got till it's gone, and you don't know what it's like to feel so low And everytime you smile you laugh you glow, im 9 and i got type1 biabetes on the weekend and im sad Nick, Blakely (my daughter who was diagnosed almost 3 years ago) wants to know if you wear the Dexcom? I absolute love this song, I have been type 1 diabetic since I was 18 months old, I am almost 14 I was diagnosed when I was 9 and now I'm 13 (soon 14) I love this video so much, thanks for doing it. And to everybody with diabetes seeing this, stay strong I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 10 years old I'm now eleven. I know the pain every diabetic has went thru. Taking injections and testing bloods to just stay alive. I know have an insulin pump though. All my friends ask how I do it, to keep on pricking myself just to test my bloods. I tell them my motivation is I will probably die if I don't. I was diagnosed when I was 5 I'm now 11 and my diaversary is two days before 4th of July. I actually got to watch fireworks from m Continue reading >>
Nick Jonas On Diabetes: 'it Has An Effect On My Creative Life'
At 13 years old, Nick Jonas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. A member of a boy band at the time, Jonas immediately started using his fame to shine a light on the disease. Most notably, the Jonas Brothers’ 2008 song “A Little Bit Longer” touches on his years of struggling with the disease, and empowers those diagnosed with diabetes not to feel defeated. “‘A Little Bit Longer’ was a song I was really happy to write,” Jonas, now 22, tells EW. “Probably in a lot of ways, it’s been therapeutic for me.” And even though he’s on his own now, Jonas says his fight with diabetes continues to inspire his music. “It’s really shaped who I am as a person,” the “Jealous” singer says. “It has an effect on my creative life, the way I approach writing songs and doing all that.” While sharing his struggles with diabetes publicly was a risk, Jonas has become a role model to young fans who suffer similarly. And the fans have become a source of strength for Jonas. “I’ve heard from a lot of fans over time that have actually encouraged me and lifted me up in moments when I was feeling down about it,” Jonas says. “That’s the beauty of building a community and trying to be transparent about something—you find strength in numbers, the people who lift you up when you need it. “I didn’t know that sharing my story could help people, and it did.” Not only does his journey empower others, but Jonas recently had the opportunity to help a young fan in need. “I was recently on a golf course by myself and this kid and his little brother came up, they were probably 10 and 12,” he recalls. “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, Continue reading >>
Nick Jonas Raises The Bar (& Temperature) With 'find You'
Nick Jonas raises the bar (& temperature) with 'Find You' Young Nicholas (Jonas, that is) has graced us with two songs in one summer. What a beautiful world we live in. Find You dropped as a single last Thursday on Beats 1 Radio (and is now available to stream and download on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music for your listening pleasure), but the hype started five days prior. Jonas took to his blue-checked various social media outlets on Monday and posted the scene of a desert. We get it Nick, you wanted us to feel like we were in a mirage. Jonas - 1, high-key obsessed 57" fangirl club - 0. He continued to serve up teasers throughout the week, one photo kicking some sand here, a tweet of the real McDreamy staring off into the desolate sunset there. What a babe. An aura of mystery entered his Instagram aesthetic before announcing a Sept. 14 release date of Find You, but the mild frustration, killer anticipation and mild scares that the single could be his first acoustic piece (How dare he let us think we could not hear our little angel of music?) was definitely worth it. Need a cheap lunch option on Franklin Street? We're here to help Find You is definitely less of a jam and more of a vibe song. It has signature suspended guitar presence that makes every NJ future wifey swoon. And Id be a fake fan if I didnt mention fetus Nicholas comparisons, now wouldnt I? The nonchalantly desperate piece definitely caused some Throwback Thursday moments. Nicks tone reminded me of the easygoing ambiance of Much Better from the JoBros 2009 album "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" (Can we all just take a moment to picture curly-haired post-Camp Rock Joe for a hot second?) and even hinted around sounds of Nicks 2008 solo A Little Bit Longer (You Don't Even Know) (Type 1-diabetic Continue reading >>
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 >>
Nick Jonas Speaks Out About Diabetes
Entertainment News NEW YORK -- If you're under the age of 18, you probably have a picture of them on your wall. If you are a parent of a teenager, you probably bought that picture. The Jonas Brothers are one of the biggest bands in the world, and the youngest member just stepped into a different kind of spotlight. On stage, Nick, Kevin and Joe jonas are larger than life. Selling out the bigest arenas in the world. Millions of fans and the dollars to match and it doesn't get much bigger. But everyday Nick, the youngest in the group is reminded that he is very normal. In fact just like 150,000 other kids under 18 in the U.S., he has type I diabetes. When he finally went to the hospital Nick's blood sugar was over 700, nearly ten times what it should be. He spent three days in the hospital and got a crash course in how to live with diabetes. While he jokes about it now and uses it as an excuse to get out of trouble with his equally famous brothers, Nick says it was very scary at first and because of how he felt, he wanted to help other kids with diabetes. So with his parents by his side, he held this news conference and joined forces with Bayer diabetes care. He even wrote a song about his ordeal and the idea behind the song and the press is letting other kids know they are not alone. His best advice is to reach out for help and family is so very important. For more on this story, and to view a clip of the song Nick wrote, go to --- STORY BY: Eyewitness News reporter Phil Lipof WEB PRODUCED BY: Scott Curkin Continue reading >>
Nick Jonas | My Hero
"It doesn't matter if the world is pulling you down, with Christ, you have everything!" Everyone has a different definition of what they call a hero. To me, a hero means someone you can look up to and rely on in a time of need. I call Nick Jonas my hero because no matter what he does, he does not let any obstacles slow him down. Having diabetes has allowed him to be a role model for young kids living with diabetes. Even though I do not have diabetes myself, listening to his music and being able to relate to his lyrics helps get me through my bad days. On days when I feel my lowest listening to his music helps me cope. Nick Jonas was born on September 16th, 1992 in Dallas, Texas. As a child, Nick's dream was to have a career in music. At a young age he would perform shows to his family saying, "I have to practice, I'm going to be on Broadway." At the age of 7 Nick began landing roles in Broadway musicals like Beauty and The Beast, Les Miserables, and Annie Get Your Gun. After performing on Broadway, Nick was discovered by Columbia Records and began writing songs with his dad and recording his first solo cd. Although his solo project was unreleased, his songs were played on Top 40 Christian radio stations for quite some time. After little success, Columbia heard Nick and his brothers perform together. Soon after, The Jonas Brothers were signed as a group project. Their first cd titled, "It's About Time" was not as great of a success as they had thought it would be. After being discovered by Disney, they were offered a recording contract with Hollywood Records, and right away got started on their self titled cd. It was released to the public on August 7th, 2007, and by December 20th, 2007, their self titled record had gone platinum. Unfortunately, after all their success, Continue reading >>
Miley's '7 Things' Is About Nick Jonas, Says Director
Miley's '7 Things' Is About Nick Jonas, Says Director Miley's '7 Things' Is About Nick Jonas, Says Director Despite its peppy beat and catchy pop hook, Miley Cyrus s 7 Things was inspired by heartache. Sample lyric: Your friends, theyre jerks/ When you act like them, just know it hurts. And that s just one of the seven things she hates about her unnamed ex. So whos the guy? Brett Ratner, who directed the video, revealed to MTV that prior to solidifying the videos concept, he visited the singers house and was shown all of her personal items from under her bed that her ex-boyfriend gave her. (Among the mementos: Dirty socks and a bunch of photographs.) And although he never mentioned Cyruss most famous ex, Nick Jonas, by name the director does drop one major hint. The necklace shes wearing in the video is the necklace [the boy] gave her, Ratner told MTV. Shes wearing his diabetes or medical necklace. (Jonas who split with Cyrus in late 2007 after two years of dating has Type 1 diabetes and is a spokesperson for awareness of the disease.) Back in July, Jonas insisted that the song couldnt be about him. My friends arent jerks, he told E!s The Daily Ten. For her part, the 15-year-old Cyrus recently told MTV that much of her record is about past relationships. Most of my songs are for the girls who hate their current or ex-boyfriends, she explained. You can tell by the lyrics that theyre very personal, Ratner added. The stuff she talks about in the video is clever and emotional and fun at the same time. Continue reading >>
Jonas Brothers Spread Awareness About Diabetes With New Single, 'a Little Bit Longer'
NEW YORK — It's no surprise that the Jonas Brothers' new single, the title track from their forthcoming LP, A Little Bit Longer, rocketed to the top of the iTunes singles chart in just 24 hours. What might be a bit more surprising is that the song is intended to spread awareness about diabetes and offer encouragement to those who — like 15-year-old Nick Jonas — suffer from it. (You can listen to "A Little Bit Longer" — and the rest of the Jonases' new CD — right now on the Leak.) Nick explained his motivations for writing the "life song" about his battle with type 1 diabetes at a press conference Wednesday morning (August 6). "I had a day when my sugar was out of range, and I sat down at the piano and wrote it in 20 minutes," he said. "And it was because I had this strong inspiration. A lot of people have told me it's inspiring." Nick, along with his brothers Kevin and Joe, announced that that they are teaming up with Bayer Diabetes Care to help spread awareness about the disease, in conjunction with the Jonas' Change for the Children Foundation, which supports programs that motivate and inspire children facing adversity. "For me, my vision has always been to be a positive light," Nick said. "A simple win is being able to inspire." The campaign's goal is to help inspire young people with the disease achieve daily victories when it comes to controlling their disorder, Nick said. "At the end of the day, the things that stick out are when kids say, 'Thank you.' Those are my simple wins." Nick said that when he learned he had the disease, there was no famous face he could feel connected with, and he hopes he can fulfill that role for fans who find themselves in his shoes. "My advice is that it's OK to rely on other people and be positive, because it will be OK," h Continue reading >>
Nick Jonas Shares His Diabetes Journey
Producer CNN Medical News I had the pleasure of meeting pop star Nick Jonas when he and his band were touring in Atlanta, Georgia, in late August. I know he's had media training and been in front of cameras for years, but I was impressed with his composure as he told me about his journey with a disease that affects one in 300 teens. Four years ago Nick, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers band, spent three days in the hospital. He'd lost 15 pounds in the previous three weeks and he and his family knew something was terribly wrong. Nick had developed type 1 diabetes - his body was no longer producing insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar into energy for our bodies. Nick made a promise to himself that day. "My commitment to myself, when I was on my way to the hospital, was that I would not let this slow me down. And I didn't," said Nick. Nick and his family jumped into action, learning all about diabetes and how to treat the disease. "I was devastated. I didn't know anything about diabetes, had no knowledge,” said Nick's mother, Denise Jonas. “I knew he was very ill just by looking at him." "We had to take steps to have everyone in our family and my brother, who toured with the boys on a regular basis, trained on how to care for Nick. How to monitor him, how to administer his insulin shots, how to test his blood, how to give him a glucose shot if for some reason he passed out and went into a diabetic coma. It's a lot of work," said Denise. After leaving the hospital, Nick was determined to write a song about his experience. But the piece didn't come together for another 2½ years. "I was having one of those days where it [the blood sugar] was out of range, things were not where I wanted them to be with my diabetes. I sat down at the piano and wrote the song Continue reading >>
A Little Bit Longer (song)
"A Little Bit Longer" is a song by the Jonas Brothers, written and sung by Nick Jonas. The song was released as single from their third studio album of the same name. Background and composition "A Little Bit Longer" A 20 second sample of "A Little Bit Longer" by Jonas Brothers, where a portion of the chorus is heard. Problems playing this file? See media help. The title of the album, "A Little Bit Longer", comes from their song of the same name, which Nick Jonas wrote about his feelings with having type 1 diabetes. Nick explained his motivations for writing the "life song" about his battle with type 1 diabetes at a press conference Wednesday morning (August 6). "I had a day when my sugar was out of range, and I sat down at the piano and wrote it in 20 minutes," he said. "And it was because I had this strong inspiration. A lot of people have told me it's inspiring." In their book Burning Up, Nick said that he wrote a song about diabetes called "A Little Bit Longer": "I was in Canada shooting Camp Rock, and I was having one of those days where my blood sugar was a little bit out of control. I walked into a banquet room at the hotel where we were staying and saw a baby grand piano. Nobody was in there, so I sat down and began to play. Fifteen minutes later I called everybody into the room to come listen to the song. They all loved it. It was a really great feeling, because I had been feeling so down." Other uses A live version of the song was used in 2008 as a B-side of their single "Burnin' Up". The song was included on their 2009 EP iTunes Live from SoHo. The live version of the song played at SoHo was also featured on the "Fly with Me" EP. On May 11, 2010 the song formed part of a medley with the song "Black Keys" on the live album Nick Continue reading >>
Nick Jonas: Ambassador For Diabetes Cure, Idol For Teen Fans
Related Video Nick Jonas, youngest member of the teen pop phenomenon the Jonas Brothers, spoke about his daily fight with type 1 diabetes at a sold-out Luncheon Monday. Jonas, 16, dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and dark striped tie, looked like the ultimate poster boy for juveniles coping with this life-threatening disease. He was diagnosed when he was 13. He feared he was going to die. “My brothers were the first to notice that I’d lost a significant amount of weight, 15 pounds in three weeks,” he said. “ I was thirsty all the time, and my attitude had changed. I’m a really positive person, and it had changed during these few weeks. It would have been easy to blame my symptoms on a hectic schedule, but my family knew I had to get to a doctor. The normal range of a blood sugar is between 70 to 120. When we got to the doctor’s office, we learned that my blood sugar was over 700. The doctor looked at me and said, ‘This is something that you will have to live with for the rest of your life.’ ” His three-day stay in the hospital included “a crash course on getting my blood glucose levels in control and living with diabetes. “It was like something out of a movie,” he added, “and you feel bad for him, but you never think it’ll be you, that was me that night. I made a commitment that night that I would not let it slow me down.” The “something good” that came out of this was going public with his story, which has inspired others to believe they can live with it, too. He is now a role model for children with diabetes, a celebrity ambassador for Bayer Diabetes Care, part of the Bayer Group, a global enterprise for healthcare and medical products. He and his brothers, Kevin and Joe, started the Jonas Brothers’ Change for the Children Founda Continue reading >>