International star of song, Nick Jonas celebrates his 28th birthday, this Wednesday, September 16, 2020. For the occasion, Closer invites you to discover what disease the former member of the Jonas Brothers is suffering from. It was in 2005, at the age of 13, that Priyanka Chopra’s husband was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In 2018, Nick Jonas mentioned, in an Instagram post, the discovery of his disease: “There are 13 years ago today, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The photo on the left is me a few weeks after my diagnosis Barely 45 kg after losing so much weight due to my blood sugar so high, before go to the doctor where I found out I was diabetic. Right it’s me now. Happy and healthy. ”
Since the discovery of his disease, Nick Jonas has decided to found Beyond Type 1, an association that helps diabetics like him. “One of the reasons I was so keen to be a part of Beyond Type 1 was to really find ways to build community and provide support to those who maybe felt what I felt when I did. I have been diagnosed, meaning feeling very lonely, ”the singer explains.
What exactly is type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 diabetes affects 10% of diabetes in the world. It is caused by stopping the production of insulin by the pancreas and results in high blood sugar. The latter causes unexplained weight loss, frequent urges to urinate, a great propensity to thirst or even vision disturbances.
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