The American singer and songwriter Nick Jonas recently revealed that he almost went into a coma when he was a teenager before he got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. While speaking to foreign media he said that he was just 13 years old at that time and he would have collapsed if his parents did not take him to a hospital immediately. He was just 1 day away from getting into a coma. "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 okay?'' he recalled.
Before the disease was detected, the 27-year-old singer showed some symptoms of diabetes. He started losing a lot of weight along with having a craving for sugary aerated drinks. He said that it was after some time that he was officially diagnosed with the disorder. His blood sugar levels had risen up to an abnormal level. "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," the singer said. He is grateful that the disease was diagnosed on time and he could prevent having excess sugar in his blood level. He is happy that since it was detected on time, he did not have any harsh effect on his life later on. Previously too, the singer spoke about his diagnosis and the impact diabetes has in his life.
Jonas further said that "I found out quickly it’s a manageable disease. As long as you’re really diligent,". He once claimed in front of foreign media that it was the support of his fans at his crucial times that he could keep going. He said that since he is open and honest about himself with his followers, he doesn't feel like he is alone in anything. He even said that his fans feels that sharing his story with them makes them feel closer to him. His disease was also an inspiration for the song A Little Bit Longer by Jonas Brother in 2008. According to sources, the type of diabetes Jonas is suffering from is chronic incurable condition which exists when the human body is unable to generate a sufficient amount of insulin. The Type 1 diabetes is usually treated with a daily dose of insulin in injections.
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(With inputs from PTI)
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