Nick Jonas Heads to Washington, DC

Nicholas Jonas

Hey girls, Poppy here! Now, I normally don’t like talking about celebrity news that much, but I thought this story was different, so I decided to share it with you. Whether you love them, hate them, or don’t really care about them, I’m sure many of you know about the popular band the Jonas Brothers. But did you know that Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the band, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago? Type 1 diabetes, which is sometimes known as juvenile diabetes because it is usually diagnosed in children and teenagers, stops the body from producing insulin, a hormone that is essential to everyday life. Although Type 1 diabetes can be managed by taking additional insulin and watching blood sugar in the body, there is no known cure…yet. Maybe after more research is done, scientists will be able to find a cure. Which is where Nick comes in! Nick Jonas (who’s only 16!) along with former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and actress Mary Tyler Moore, testified on behalf of diabetes research funding before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Basically, Nick Jonas and those other celebrities want to convince government officials to spend more money researching ways to cure Type 1 Diabetes.
While he was in Washington D.C., Nick even got to talk about the disease and its effects on his life with President Obama! Before their talk, Nick said, “I’m excited. This is the first time I’m meeting the President. It’s gonna be fun.” I think it’s great that Nick is trying to spread awareness about Type 1 Diabetes and taking a stand. If only more celebrities would stand up for causes they are passionate about, this world might be a better place!

Posted by GirlMogul Poppy

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    My dad has type 2 diabetes. He manages diabetes through Diet and Exercise and alo by taking food supplements like Alpha Lipoic acid which helps in preventing nerve damage. He also takes Chromium which helps in the regulation of blood sugar.

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