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Nick Jonas Shares the Warning Signs That Led to His Diabetes Diagnosis

Men's Health 11 hrs ago Philip Ellis
Singer Nick Jonas is raising awareness of the most common indicators of Type 1 diabetes to look out for, and sharing the symptoms he had before his diagnosis. © Theo Wargo - Getty Images Singer Nick Jonas is raising awareness of the most common indicators of Type 1 diabetes to look out for, and sharing the symptoms he had before his diagnosis.

Nick Jonas has just detailed the symptoms he experienced prior to being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The pop singer shared the four warning signs in a TikTok video on World Diabetes Day, in the hope that other people will be aware of the more common early indicators of the illness, with the hashtag #SeeTheSigns.

The four symptoms Jonas had, which he explains "can be recognized as common signs of Type 1 diabetes," were:

  • weight loss
  • excessive thirst
  • frequent urination
  • irritability

Jonas has spoken publicly about living with Type 1 diabetes on a number of occasions, raising awareness for the condition by sharing his own story. In 2019, he revealed that his health seriously suffered before he was first diagnosed at the age of 13, and that he "was very close to a coma."

"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," he said, adding: "I found out very quickly it’s a very manageable disease, as long as you’re really diligent."

Now, Jonas is behind a new initiative aimed at men living with chronic illnesses like diabetes. A frequent partner of the organization Beyond Type 1, Jonas is the face of their recent MenTalkHealth campaign, which encourages guys to share their own experiences, as a means of helping to manage the constant stress and anxiety that can come with constantly monitoring their blood sugar.

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