(Photo courtesy of Joslin Diabetes Center)
Nearly 40 kids ages 9–17 living with Type 1 diabetes and being treated at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston recently had the opportunity to meet with superstar Nick Jonas, then attend his Future Now Tour concert, in suites donated by the TD Garden.
Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 himself at age 13 while on tour with former band The Jonas Brothers. Achieving tremendous success while managing the condition, Jonas now helps spread a positive message about living with Type 1 diabetes through his nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1, as well as through special appearances like the Joslin event.
Before attending the concert, the adolescents had the chance to talk with Jonas about their experiences living with Type 1 diabetes. He inspired his fans with a message that hard work and dedication will allow you to manage the condition and do what you want in life.
“It is so empowering for our young patients to see a superstar like Nick Jonas who has shared experiences with them as someone who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child and has already achieved such tremendous success as a young man,” said Dr. Sanjeev Mehta of Joslin Diabetes Center. “I am confident that Nick has inspired many of our pediatric patients to puruse their dreams and for him to go out of his way like this means so much to the children and all of us committing our lives to find the best way to treat, and ultimately cure, diabetes.”
To learn more about Jonas and his life with Type 1 diabetes, see “Getting to Know You: Nick Jonas.”
This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Fennell.
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