Monday, September 14, 2009

Nick Jonas Puts a (Very Public) Face to Juvenile Diabetes

Nick Jonas, who along with older brothers Kevin and Joe forms the Jonas Brothers, was 13 years old when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes. The disease, which hampers the body's ability to move the glucose contained in food into cells throughout the body, affects more than 1 million Americans. Now 16, Jonas has become a vocal advocate for continued funding of research to find a cure for the disease.

Jonas this past June testified before Congress for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Through the Jonas Brothers' Change for the Children Foundation he established a JDRF research grant aimed at improving the lives of, and ultimately finding a cure for, children and adults living with type 1 diabetes.

See more about Nick Jonas’ Congressional testimony (including photos) on the JDRF website here.

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