An estimated 1.25 million Americans are living with diabetes. Nick Jonas is one of those people.
So after the fitness company, CrossFit, posted an "Ignorant" tweet about the disease, the 22-year-old stud took it upon himself to call them out.
The ‘Jealous’ singer was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes — in which one’s pancreas creates little to no insulin — when he was 13-years-old.
While doctors are unclear of what exactly causes Type 1 diabetes, unlike Type 2, it’s not affected by lifestyle choices — such as obesity or drinking sugary drinks, like CrossFit suggested in their tweets.
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Nick’s experience getting diagnosed when he was so young inspired his song ‘A Little Bit Longer,’ off the Jonas Brothers’ album of the same name.
He recently opened up to Entertainment Tonight, explaining that when he was initially diagnosed, he “thought [he] was going to die.”
Nick at a diabetes benefit earlier this month. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Nowadays, he’s better than ever — and wants to be there to support others that are struggling with this disease.
“I’m in my best health I’ve been in, and I’m feeling really good about, not only my own life with diabetes and having tools I can manage it with, but also the message that I have, which is to try to be an encouragement,” he told ET.
“Look we all have moments that are tough, and there’s support there.”