Nick Jonas Opens Up About Living With Type 1 Diabetes: ‘Managing An Invisible Illness’

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Nick Jonas is marking the occasion with a candid Instagram post about living with what he describes as “an invisible illness.”

“Fourteen years ago this month I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes,” the Jonas Brothers singer, 27, writes.

“This experience has shaped how I approach my health — working out, eating well, and always thinking about my blood sugar and insulin needs,” he added.

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“You can’t always see what goes into managing an invisible illness, and Type 1 diabetes can feel lonely and isolating,” Jonas continued. “That’s why I co-founded @BeyondType1 in 2015, to make sure no one feels alone with this diagnosis and to share how you can thrive with Type 1 diabetes.”

He concluded by thanking his fans “for your support and kindness!”

In a recent interview with Cigar Aficionado, he opened up about the life-threatening circumstances that led doctors to diagnose him with Type 1 diabetes, which occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin. People with type 1 diabetes must take several injections of insulin each day in order to regular blood sugar, while many — including Jonas — use an insulin pump.

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“I was very close to a coma,” he told the magazine. “Like a day away, if I hadn’t gone to the hospital.”

He admits that he was scared and confused about what was happening to him. “I kept asking my parents — am I going to be okay?” he added. “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 — it’s a big life change.”

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