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Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas, now 29, was just 13 years old when he was diagnosed with diabetes, which he has battled for the past 16 years.

In a lengthy Instagram post posted on Wednesday, singer Nick Jonas revealed that he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a youngster.

Taking to his Instagram handle Nick Jonas wrote: “Today resonates with me personally because it’s the 16th anniversary of my diagnosis. I was thirteen, playing shows with my brothers… And I knew in my gut that something wasn’t right, so I went to my parents and told them I needed to see the doctor. After going over my symptoms, my paediatrician informed me that I had Type 1 diabetes. All the symptoms were in line with an undiagnosed Type 1.”

He continued and recalls how heartbroken he felt as a 13-year-old, “I was devastated – frightened… Did this mean my dream of touring the world and playing our music had to end? But I was committed, just like I always have been, to not letting it slow me down.” Nick also opened up about his ‘incredible support system’ and said: “There are tough days but I have an incredible support system I can rely on to help me push through and not be hard on myself when I’m feeling low.”

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