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?
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