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Introducing The Jonas Brothers

Introducing The Jonas Brothers

The Jonas Brothers are a US boy band who have taken the States by storm, and are now on a mission to take over the UK music scene too. The brothers in question are Nick, 15, and his older brothers Joe, 18, and Kevin, 20. It's Nick who is of particular interest to My Life as he has Type 1 diabetes. What does Nick do? Nick sings vocals and plays guitar and drums for the band. He was diagnosed in 2005 when he was 14, but it was during a US performance in the spring of 2007 that he told the world about his condition. Raise your hands After the opening song, he asked for a show of hands of people in the audience with diabetes. He then raised his own hand toacknowledge, for the first time in public, that he has diabetes. Nick mentions how one particular warning sign – moodiness – was especially difficult to deal with because he and the band were on tour at the time. "I had a terrible attitude, which was totally odd for me because I'm actually a nice person. Being on the road around people all the time, you have to keep that positive attitude going. And it was hard." Early frustrations To begin with, he treated himself with multiple injections and was testing about 12 times a day – but the regime didn't fit well with life as a musician: "When we were on the road, I'd be in the back trying to give insulin shots and manage my diabetes, and it was just too hard. I was getting frustrated. I knew that I needed something different." His 'something different' turned out to be a new type ofinsulin pump, called the OmniPod Insulin Management System. It's slightly different to conventional insulin pumps that typically sit on a belt around the waist and deliver insulin via tubing running from the pump to the cannula (a very thin and flexible plastic tube that is inserted under the Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Talks His First Decade With Diabetes, And Partnering With Dexcom

Nick Jonas Talks His First Decade With Diabetes, And Partnering With Dexcom

Nick Jonas is no longer the teenage boy band star with a squeaky clean image. Enter th e new Nick, now in his early 20s with a grittier edge, and a lot is changing for him and his fans. In the past year or so, Nick's branched out on his own as an artist, added more adult-oriented TV and movie appearances to his acting resume, and just recently announced he's partnering with singer friend Demi Lovato to start a new record label called Safehouse Recordings. Not to mention that the 22-year-old is of course one of us PWDs (people with diabetes), who's been living with type 1 for almost a decade now since age 13. Our own AmyT first chatted with Nick back in 2007 and then again five years ago, delving into his then budding music career and how he hoped to use his voice to advocate and serve as a role model for the diabetes community. Fast forward to 2015: Nick recently announced that he's become a Dexcom Warrior (a group of exemplary users of the leading continuous glucose monitoring product) and that he's collaborating with the California CGM company on a public awareness campaign about his own D-story and the advantages of using the Dexcom G4. You have to admit that this polished video spot they created with Nick is pretty cool, right?! And those of us who use the Dexcom G4 can relate to his statement that "Having a CGM is like having a best friend that always looks out for you." We were thrilled to have had another chance to talk with Nick late last week, to hear about all he's up to... DM) Nick, first off, how are you feeling about being a decade into living with diabetes? NJ) It's been a journey, for sure. The biggest thing has been the learning curve and taking the time to go through the process, the steps toward trying to live a healthy life and not get overwhelmed by Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Puts Spotlight On Diabetes

Nick Jonas Puts Spotlight On Diabetes

Cause Celeb highlights a celebrity’s work on behalf of a specific cause. This week, we speak with singer-songwriter and actor Nick Jonas, of the pop-rock band The Jonas Brothers, about his efforts to raise awareness of juvenile diabetes. Through his work with his organization, Nicks Simple Wins, Jonas inspires children with diabetes to pursue their dreams while coping with their disease, as he has done with his Type 1 diabetes. Jonas has traveled to Washington to testify before a Senate committee about the need to raise money for juvenile diabetes. In addition, he has created public service announcements and commercials to spread awareness about his cause. Jonas has also designed dog tags for people with diabetes and their supporters. The tags include a “medic alert.” Jonas has become a spokesperson for the Bayer CONTOUR meter, a device that measures how blood-sugar levels. He wrote the lyrics to the song “A Little Big Longer” about his experience living with diabetes. Through Nick Simple Wins, children ages 6 to 18 document their everyday experiences in the Express Your Simple Win Contest, which ended Sept. 20 Entrants can keep checking NickSimpleWins.com for the announcement of the winners of the grand prize — meeting Jonas in person. Nick also advocates for Change For The Children, an organization that he and his brothers started to empower children to face obstacles with self-assurance. Question: Could you tell me a little about Nick’s Simple Wins and what your role with it is? Jonas: Nick’s Simple Wins is basically the campaign with Bayer Diabetes Care, to create awareness around diabetes and also give the kind of the messaging that people can relate with. This one really stuck because when I was talking to them about my day-to-day life with diabete Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Opens Up About Diabetes: I Thought I Was Going To Die

Nick Jonas Opens Up About Diabetes: I Thought I Was Going To Die

Nick Jonas Opens Up About Diabetes: I Thought I Was Going to Die Nick Jonas found out he had type 1 diabetes when he was just 13 years old. Now the 22-year-old artist is opening up to ETonline about just how fearful he felt when he first learned about the disease and how he changed that feeling into something positive. "When I was first diagnosed, I didn't really know a lot about the disease," he admits. "So I was actually thinking I was going to die." At the time, the Jonas Brothers were on the verge of a massive music career, and "to have this thing interrupt it was heartbreaking," Nick explains. WATCH: Nick Jonas Opens Up About His Split With Olivia Culpo But Nick learned how to "deal with it all" and calls managing his health "a day to day learning experience." In fact, he credits having the right tools and people in his life for helping him. He uses Dexcom CGM , a glucose monitor, that gives him a reading every five minutes. "[It] feels like you have a friend looking out for you," he shares. And you could say he doesn't feel like he's in "Chains" because of the disease. "I'm in the best health I've been in, and I'm feeling really good about, not only my own life with Diabetes and having tools I can manage it with, but also about the message that I have, which is to try to be an encouragement." NEWS: Nick Jonas Joins Fox's 'Scream Queens' For others who are dealing with challenges, Nick has words of hope. "Look, we all have moments that are tough, and there's support there," he says. Check out the video above to see how Nick did not let his diagnosis stand in the way of his dreams . Continue reading >>

Celebrity Q+a: Nick Jonas

Celebrity Q+a: Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers band, is used to selling out arenas, making tween and teen girls scream, and battling type 1 diabetes. Here he reveals what it's like living with the all-too-common disease. November isn't only National Diabetes Month—it also marks the fifth anniversary of finding out you have type 1 diabetes. How did that happen?A. When I was 13 and on tour with my brothers, I lost 15 pounds in two weeks and was thirsty all the time. I also had a bad attitude—which was rare for me. My parents took me to a doctor, and we learned that my blood sugar was dangerously high. I was rushed to a hospital, where they made the diagnosis. Q. What was your reaction? A. At first I was afraid. I didn't know if I was going to die. But once I realized the disease can be managed, I started to feel better. Q. Has your family helped you? A. Most definitely. There was one time on tour when I couldn't get my blood sugar in check, and I had a bit of a breakdown. But my brothers and my mom were there to calm me down and offer words of encouragement. They're always there for me. Q. You've spoken to the Senate about giving more government funding to diabetes research. Your charity, Change for Children Foundation, has raised money for the cause. And you've even written songs about the disease, like "A Little Bit Longer." Why'd you share your story with the public? A. Getting diabetes gave me an opportunity to inspire people who may be feeling the way I felt when I first got diagnosed—unsure and alone. I want adults and kids to know that there are new tools that make living with the disease easier than ever. For example, I love using Bayer's USB contour meter. It tracks my blood sugar for me and plugs into my computer, so right away I can send my numbers Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas On Flying The Diabetes Flag High!

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 >>

Nick Jonas Twitter Feud With Crossfit Over Diabetes | People.com

Nick Jonas Twitter Feud With Crossfit Over Diabetes | People.com

Nick Jonas , a diabetes patient and outspoken advocate for those living with the disease, has a serious problem with CrossFits sense of humor. After the fitness company Tweeted a fake Coke ad that read Open Diabetes, along with the caption Make sure you pour some out for your dead homies, Jonas lashed out at what he found to be an ignorant depiction of a nuanced condition, urging the company to understand the difference 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 Jonas, who has lived with the disease for 10 years , has type 1. Typically diagnosed in children, its a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, leading to high blood glucose levels. Unlike type 2 diabetes, which can be caused by a poor diet, type 1 is not the result of unhealthy habits. RELATED VIDEO: Nick Jonas Reveals How Having Diabetes Has Changed Him Its really shaped who I am as a person, Jonas told EW in a June interview . It has an effect on my creative life, the way I approach writing songs and doing all that. In a series of defensive Tweets, CrossFit stood by its original message and faulted Jonas for his assumption that the company didnt grasp the difference between type 1 and type 2. Anyone can get T2 diabetes, even those with T1. Stop assuming we don't grasp the difference and help us raise awareness. @nickjonas The fitness company also reposted user @GreenPlusAnEs Tweet showing an old picture of Jonas (and his brothers) at an event for Coke. Were you being "sensitive" to type 2 diabetics when you accepted Coke $$ and promoted Soda? @nickjonas pic.twitter.com/8J6c4tl0GH Russ Greene (@GreenPlusAnE) June 30, 2015 Jonas then re-Tweeted a message from @willpower4 Continue reading >>

'this Is Not Cool': Nick Jonas Hits Out At Crossfit Tweet Saying It Fails To Show Difference Between Types Of Diabetes

'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 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. ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Plans to construct a Bone fragments were found under the floor of a south Abilene home Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas About His Diabetes (dexcom X)

Nick Jonas About His Diabetes (dexcom X)

Nick Jonas about his diabetes (Dexcom X) Dexcom X - Nick Jnas about his diabetes. PS happy 25th birthday Nicholas! :) I tried the Dexcom and hated everything about it. If it doesnt work for you, I definitely recommend the Freestyle Libre! It is just the best thing ever! Id say that its also better for kids i have diabetes when i was 11 i am only 12 now and i am still struggling to manage itdo you have any advice for me? Leone Du Bruyn What do you wanna know? I have diabetes since 7 years, so you can ask me babe:) Leone Du Bruyn Just avoid sugar completely if u can and check ur sugar levels before you sleep Id like to see him look a child in the face whos dying from cancer and then try to complain about not being able to do the things he loves and act all debilitated because of his diabetes...theres a cure for diabetes and its very manageable now. Hes been going on for years about it like enough. FrancyF I definitely understand that but his is very manageable so my point was that I think its being a bit dramatized Laura Well cancer and diabetes are not the same but they are diseases. There are people who still died for diabetes cause they cant afford the cure. You should appreciate the good in Nick. He is trying to make a difference. When i found out i have type 1 diabetes i was losing alot of wait sorry i don't know how to spell it but i was 11 and it has been a year Senna I've been diagnosed with it i losed about 20pounds it's not that fun Diabetes isnt a problem It isnt anything there are worst things in life You just have to be careful Zoey Norris it was in a dark river. Impossible to find hi everyone I want to share my experience after using Dr kanayo 14 days herbal treatment Dr kanayo whatsapp contact... +1(909)3...755...64.2 I've been suffering from diabetes for Continue reading >>

How Nick Jonas Is Shattering The Stigma Around Type 1 Diabetes

How Nick Jonas Is Shattering The Stigma Around Type 1 Diabetes

Nick Jonas has quite the list of accomplishments. Not only is he a talented singer, songwriter and actor, he's also the founder of a nonprofit. Yup, you heard that right. Founded almost one year ago, Jonas co-launched Beyond Type 1, an organization devoted to providing education and awareness for Type 1 diabetes. The goal is simple: "to highlight the brilliance of those fighting this disease every day while always working toward ensuring a cure is on its way." Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes back in 2005, and now he's working with Beyond Type 1 co-founders Sarah Lucas, Juliet de Baubigny and Chef Sam Talbot to change the dialogue around the disease and help eradicate the stigma that comes from living with it. By using social media, sharing stories and creating lifestyle blogs on its website, Beyond Type 1 has created a supportive community for people of all ages with Type 1 diabetes. Elite Daily was able to speak with CEO Sarah Lucas, Nick Jonas and his co-founders about Beyond Type 1 and their own personal connections to the disease. Sarah Lucas CEO Sarah Lucas first shared with us the importance of distinguishing between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. She told Elite Daily, Type 1 is an autoimmune disease that can affect anyone at any time. It is not a lifestyle disease, it is not a kids' disease, it is an invisible disease that demands constant attention 24/7 and life-long dependence on insulin, and currently there is no cure. She explained the importance in learning the difference between Type 1, Type 2 and other forms of diabetes because oftentimes there is confusion, and no disease should be the punchline of any joke. When asked about her hopes for Beyond Type 1, Lucas explained, We want to be the authentic guide for living beyond a diagnosis, with the real s Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Launches Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Campaign

Nick Jonas Launches Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Campaign

Pop superstar Nick Jonas is already an inspiration to the millions of teens and 'tweens' who hang on every lyric sung by his band the Jonas Brothers. But Jonas, who suffers from type 1 diabetes, hopes a three-year partnership he’s created with Bayer HealthCare will 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.” Video: Click here to see Jonas on 'FOX and Friends' Jonas’ mother, Denise Jonas, who joined him on "FOX & Friends," said her son felt alone after learning of his diagnosis because there was no one to offer him guidance. “He really didn’t have anybody to look to,” she said. “So we really want to help Nick be that inspiration.” For its part, Bayer has donated money to the Jonas Brothers' foundation, ChangeForTheChildren.org, to help support the musician’s awareness campaign. As one-third of the pop group that also includes his brothers Kevin and Joe, Jonas was busy touring — playing elementary and middle schools — when he received his diabetes diagnosis in 2005 at age 13. “I started to see some weight loss, I was thirsty all the time and I kind of had a bad attitude,” said Jonas, who is now 15. “I lost 15 pounds in two weeks and my blood sugar was 790-something so they put me in the hospital for two or three days, and gave me a crash course on everything I needed to know.” To put Jonas’ blood sugar level in perspective, a normal level is about 100, said Dr. David Simmons, director of diabetes care and medical and clinical affairs for Bayer. A blood sugar o 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 >>

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

For Jonas' self-titled albums, see Nicholas Jonas (album) and Nick Jonas (album). Nicholas Jerry Jonas (born September 16, 1992)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Jonas began acting in theater at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002. He released his eponymous debut album in 2004 to little success, though it did catch the attention of Columbia Records. Jonas opted to form a band with his older brothers, Joe and Kevin, known as the Jonas Brothers. The group released their debut studio album It's About Time (2006) through the Columbia label, which failed to achieve commercial success. After signing with Hollywood Records, the group released their self-titled second studio album in 2007, which became their breakthrough record. The band became prominent figures on the Disney Channel during this time, gaining a large following through the network, later appearing in their widely successful musical television film Camp Rock (2008). The band's third studio album, A Little Bit Longer (2008), saw continued commercial success for the group; the album's lead single hit the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their fourth studio album, while still successful on the Billboard 200 chart, saw a decline in record sales. From 2009 to 2010, Jonas and his brothers starred on the Disney Channel series Jonas. After the Jonas Brothers confirmed a hiatus, Nick formed a new band known as Nick Jonas & the Administration, who released the album Who I Am in 2010 to moderate commercial success. Thereafter, Jonas opted to focus on work in theater, and also had a recurring role on the television series Smash. The Jonas Brothers briefly reunited in 2013, though officially parted ways due to creative differences. After the group's disbandment, Jon Continue reading >>

Nick Jonas Demands Apology After Diabetes Joke

Nick Jonas Demands Apology After Diabetes Joke

Transcript for Nick Jonas Demands Apology After Diabetes Joke This morning's hot button. Nick Jonas taking on crossfit. The pop star calling out the fitness company over a tweet about diabetes. Neither side is backing down and ABC's Reena ninan has the story. ? Reporter: This morning nick Jonas facing off against a lead fitness group, crossfit. Standing up for a cause that hits close to home. Crossfit tweeting this pic of a Coca-Cola bought with the caption open diabetes along with a quote from George Greg glassman saying make sure you pour some out for your dead homies. The 22-year-olds singer who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13 firing back saying this is not cool. Please no one understand the difference between type one and type two diabetes before making ignorant comments. Sensitivity to all diseases and proper education on the cause and day-to-day battle is important. Type one diabetes we tend to see diagnosed in younger individuals, sometimes even children, reflects an inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin. Type two diabetes, which we tend to see in older adults, it tends to be associated with increased weight or obesity. Reporter: Crossfit's CEO telling ABC news this is about the scourge of type 2 diabetes and its underlying causes. His sponsor, Coca-Cola is a significant contributor to the diabetes epidemic both with product and marketing spend. ? overnight a rep for Jonas responding, nick has never had a deal or sponsorship with Coca-Cola. This is a company desperate for publicity but it's bizarre they try to achieve it behind such a thoughtless tweet. Jonas an advocate since his diagnosis and currently a spokesman for the glucose monitoring system he uses even testifying in a 2009 hearing on capitol hill about the disease. It ha Continue reading >>

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