Was Nick Jonas diagnosed with diabetes? Here's why Internet called him 'spokesperson' for the disease

'Love you all. Thanks for the love on the #SuperBowl commercial. So happy to have been a part of it. More to come on awareness, affordability and advocacy. This is just the start. GO CHEIFS!!!' posted Nick Jonas


                            Was Nick Jonas diagnosed with diabetes? Here's why Internet called him 'spokesperson' for the disease
Nick Jonas (Twitter)

Singer Nick Jonas appeared in a Super Bowl LV advertisement of Dexcom, a company that develops, manufactures, and distributes continuous glucose monitoring systems for diabetes management. He described that Dexcom was a 'game-changer' for his diabetes. Now, his fans want to know if he is actually suffering from this metabolic disease.

In 2007, Nick went public with his Type 1 diabetes. He has said his symptoms included weight loss and thirst. When diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, his blood sugar was over 700 -- and normal blood sugar levels are from 70 to 120. Jonas was hospitalized, but he learned to manage his condition. He released a song with the Jonas Brothers (comprised of himself and siblings Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas) called 'A Little Bit Longer,' inspired by his diagnosis. His health was also addressed in the Jonas Brothers' 2019 Amazon Prime documentary called 'Chasing Happiness'.

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On November 17, 2018, in an Instagram post, Nick shared a photo collage of his two pictures and wrote: "13 years ago today I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The picture on the left is me a few weeks after my diagnosis. Barely 100 pounds after having lost so much weight from my blood sugar being so high before going to the doctor where I would find out I was diabetic. 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. 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. Never let anything hold you back from living your best life. Thank you to all my fans for your kind words and support. Means more than you know. Love you all. #grateful #diabetes #livebeyond #fbf."



 

Type 1 diabetes, often referred to as juvenile diabetes, is a disease that happens when the body's pancreas stops producing insulin, which controls blood sugar levels. It is different from Type 2 diabetes, which makes up 95 percent of diabetes cases and is associated with obesity. A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis can possibly be reversed through weight loss, but unfortunately, there is no cure for Type 1. 

In a 2019 interview with the Insider, he said, "The fact that I get to be open and honest about this with my fans helps me actually feel like I'm not alone. That's been something they've told me quite a bit, that just me sharing my story helped them feel like they were less alone, and that's the win." He also said: "I'm in the best health I've been in since I was diagnosed," he said. "I think it's about just being patient with the understanding that there will be some days that are really challenging."

Before his commercial appeared, he tweeted, "t's game day people! Let's get it!! Catch my commercial with Dexcom about better tech for people with diabetes after the first quarter. Anyone else use #Dexcom? It's been a game-changer for me  #ad." As soon as his commercial played during the Super Bowl LV, people started reacting to it. Nick thanked his fans in a tweet, saying, "Love you all. Thanks for the love on the #SuperBowl commercial. So happy to have been a part of it. More to come on awareness, affordability and advocacy. This is just the start. GO CHEIFS!!!"



 

 



 

One Internet user said: "I remember when nick Jonas released a little bit longer and now he’s coming out with blood glucose monitoring commercials." Another one wrote, "i was like NO NOT DIABETES NOT NICK JONAS  my 9 year old heart was in shambles lmao". Podcaster Jamie Grace wrote, "I’ll always appreciate nick jonas for being so transparent about diabetes." While one fan expressed her emotions with crying emojis and wrote, "I remember the first time i saw the commercials nick jonas did about having diabetes and i cried sooo bad."



 



 

 



 



 

One person remembered: "I did a project on diabetes in elementary school and nick Jonas was on my poster." While another one said, "That commercial just brought me back to being 12 years old and finding out Nick Jonas has diabetes and I didn’t know what that was so I cried for two days straight." Another fan recalled, "finding out nick jonas had diabetes in 2009 gave me so much anxiety i didn’t know what that was legit thought he was gonna die." While another one tweeted, "nick jonas truly is the spokesperson for type 1 diabetes".



 



 

 



 



 

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