American pop star and Priyanka Chopra Jonas' husband Nick Jonas was a day away from falling into a coma when he was first diagnosed with diabetes as a teenager.
The Sucker singer's parents took him to the hospital when they noticed he was losing weight and craving soda, and medics discovered his blood sugar had spiked to dangerous levels because he had Type 1 diabetes. Jonas, who was 13 at the time, told Cigar Aficionado magazine, "I was very close to a coma. Like, a day away, if I hadn't gone to the hospital. I kept asking my parents, 'Am I going to be OK?' I was just so concerned that it was going to limit my ability to do all the things I wanted to do. I was very scared."
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
Nick, who is now 27 years old, said he found out it is a manageable disease. "I found out very quickly it's a very manageable disease - as long as you're really diligent," he said.