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January 2013

Each One of Us Inspires the Other

Every spring since 1999, the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) has distributed our publication to their young campers. In honor of their youthful enthusiasm, our springtime issue always focuses on people who inspire us, from the young to the old. In this issue, we bring you the stories of people who refuse to let their diabetes limit them, people whose example re-ignites our determination to live our very best and healthiest lives. As a publisher, I am always seeking inspiration, and each of these individuals is a fresh reminder of what we can do if we put our minds to it.

comments 1 comment - Posted Jan 19, 2013

December 2011

Nick Jonas Receives DREAM Award From Disability Rights Legal Center

This year's DREAM Award, presented by the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC), was given to Nick Jonas, the musician and actor best known as one of the three Jonas Brothers. He was among the special recipients at the DRLC's annual Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner, held this year on November 17, 2011.

comments 1 comment - Posted Dec 3, 2011

January 2011

Interview With Nick Jonas, a Pop Star With a Conscience

"Got the news today, doctor said I had to stay, a little bit longer and I'll be fine....Waitin' on a cure, but none of them are sure,  a little bit longer and I'll be fine....So I wait ‘til kingdom come, all the highs and lows are gone, a little bit longer and I'll be fine."

comments 12 comments - Posted Jan 21, 2011

December 2010

Diabetes and YouTube

University of Alaska Anchorage nursing student Ben McCormack was excited when a professor showed a YouTube video in his pathophysiology class.  "She tries to bring in a lot of multimedia stuff to each unit," he reports.  "And ‘Diabetes Rap' actually has all the information about [type 1] diabetes right in the video." "The Diabetes Rap," starring diabetic Luke Widbin, was the 2008 winner of the World Diabetes Day Young Voices video contest, thanks in part to Luke's willingness to make rhymes like "Sugar overdoses give me ketoacidosis."  With well over 100,000 views, this video does an educational and entertaining job of relating the facts about diabetes. See it here. 

comments 0 comments - Posted Dec 20, 2010

Nick Jonas' Holiday Dog Tag Challenge

This holiday season, Nick and Bayer have issued a dog tag challenge!  You can help them reach the goal of 50,000 tags by purchasing one for yourself or giving one as a gift this holiday season.  Proceeds from each tag sold will go to the Jonas Brothers Change for the Children Foundation to help others.

comments 3 comments - Posted Dec 8, 2010

May 2010

Nick Jonas and Bayer Diabetes Care Announce 'Give Back. Simply Win'

A new contest, "Give Back. Simply Win." sponsored by Bayer Diabetes Care will shine a spotlight on people with diabetes who are making a difference in their local communities. Three grand prize winners will meet international singing sensation Nick Jonas and Bayer will donate $5,000 to three not-for-profit charitable causes, one selected by each winner.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 24, 2010

Jonas Brothers Help Raise $250,000 for Diabetes

Grammy-award-nominated teen pop sensations the Jonas Brothers helped raise more than $250,000 at the annual "Rock For Diabetes" benefit on May 16, held at the home of Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. More than 200 people attended this year's benefit, which raised funds for the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

comments 0 comments - Posted May 22, 2010

April 2010

Bayer Diabetes Care Introduces DIDGET

Bayer Diabetes Care today announced the introduction of the DIDGETTM blood glucose monitoring system in the United States.  The DIDGET meter is unique because it is the only blood glucose meter that connects directly to Nintendo DSTM and DS Lite gaming systems to help kids manage a lifelong disease by rewarding them for building consistent testing habits and meeting personalized blood glucose target ranges. Bayer's DIDGET meter is now available for purchase in the U.S. through, and  

comments 1 comment - Posted Apr 26, 2010

September 2009

Nick Jonas Inspires Both Journalists and Kids with Diabetes

Nick Jonas is only 16 years old, but he's already been a pop star for years. He's also had type 1 diabetes for nearly four of those years. When he spoke to journalists at the National Press Club recently, he was one of the youngest guests ever invited to speak there.

comments 3 comments - Posted Sep 5, 2009

May 2009

Manhattan Beach Teen Meets Nick Jonas

Rachel Humphrey, a Manhattan Beach, CA, teenager with type 1 diabetes, was granted her biggest wish (well, almost) when she came face to face with her hero, Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. Rachel, 13, was selected to appear on the number 1 new syndicated talk show, "The Doctors," but she had no idea that she would meet Nick Jonas on the set! The segment, titled Giving is Good Medicine, will air on Friday, May 8th.

comments 8 comments - Posted May 8, 2009

April 2009

Diabetes Creativity Contest Offers Young People the Chance to Meet Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas, who has type 1 diabetes, and Bayer Diabetes Care are working to inspire young people with diabetes to achieve Simple Wins: small, everyday victories for managing diabetes that can lead to big differences over time. Their "Express Your Simple Win Creativity Contest" is designed to show kids that, like Nick, they don't have to let diabetes get in the way of their dreams. Nick wrote the song  "A Little Bit Longer" about having diabetes, and he considers his Simple Wins to be writing lyrics, performing, and making music.

comments 1 comment - Posted Apr 30, 2009

February 2009

Medical ID Bracelets: The $15 Lifesavers

I admit it: I've had diabetes for seven years, and only recently did I even think about buying a medical alert ID. It's not like me to be this irresponsible, but diabetes crept up on me, rather like type 2 does, although I'm a type 1. My diabetes is a slowly progressing adult-onset form, sometimes called type 1.5.  For the first five years after my diagnosis, I controlled the disease with diet. 

comments 12 comments - Posted Feb 24, 2009

December 2008

Famous People With Diabetes
Famous People With Diabetes

We originally published this list in 2000. In the years since, many more celebrities, stars, athletes, and movers and shakers have joined the ranks of people with diabetes. Here is an updated list of the more prominent ones, divided between the living and the dead.

comments 46 comments - Posted Dec 17, 2008

Who Do You Love? (Besides the Jonas Brothers)
Who Do You Love? (Besides the Jonas Brothers)

An online charity auction website, Charity Folks, reports that the Jo Bros top the list of the ten hottest celebrity draws on their site. The youngest brother, Nick, has type 1 diabetes.

comments 4 comments - Posted Dec 15, 2008

November 2008

Show Your Support for Diabetes by Sporting Some Cool “Dog Tags” from Nick Jonas
Show Your Support for Diabetes by Sporting Some Cool “Dog Tags” from Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas and Bayer Diabetes Care have produced dog tags that feature a lyric from "A Little Bit Longer," the song Nick wrote about his diabetes. Two versions of the dog tags are available: one for people who would like to support the cause and another specifically for people with diabetes. The dog tag for people with diabetes has the lyric on the front, but also has the word "diabetes" on the back to document their personal fight against the disease. 

comments 10 comments - Posted Nov 17, 2008

October 2008

Four Winners with Diabetes Set to Meet Nick Jonas
Four Winners with Diabetes Set to Meet Nick Jonas

The "Walk In Nick's Shoes" (W.I.N.S.) sweepstakes winners have been announced by Bayer Diabetes Care. Four Grand Prize winners have scored the opportunity to meet teen pop sensation Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. The winners will meet Nick Jonas in Los Angeles and walk as "Team Jonas" at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk for the Cure in Los Angeles on November 1.

comments 4 comments - Posted Oct 30, 2008

September 2008

Four Lucky Winners with Diabetes Will Meet Nick Jonas
Four Lucky Winners with Diabetes Will Meet Nick Jonas

Bayer Diabetes Care and teen pop sensation Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers are inviting people with diabetes to enter the "Walk In Nick's Shoes" (W.I.N.S.) sweepstakes, which runs through October 1, 2008.

comments 9 comments - Posted Sep 4, 2008

August 2008

Keeping Up with the Jonas’s
Keeping Up with the Jonas’s recently published comments by Kevin Jonas, Sr., the father of teen music idols The Jonas Brothers, about 15-year-old Nick Jonas’s daily struggles with type 1 diabetes. Kevin Jonas, Sr., said he’s unhappy that people think diabetes is no big deal just because it’s “maintainable.”

comments 11 comments - Posted Aug 5, 2008

July 2008

Mother Disappointed in Nick Jonas
Mother Disappointed in Nick Jonas

Dear Editor,

I felt I needed to write you because of all the press you do on Nick Jonas. I am the mother of a nine-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with type 1 five months ago. I won't describe the horrendous day we found out, but I want to say that I did not want any of the doctors or nurses to say the word “diabetes.” I was so fearful that my daughter would completely fall apart (even more than she already had). I knew she knew what diabetes was because she is a huge fan of Nick Jonas.

comments 101 comments - Posted Jul 17, 2008

Nick Jonas Sings Out About Diabetes
Nick Jonas Sings Out About Diabetes

The Jonas Brothers have a new album coming out August 12 on Hollywood Records. The album Little Bit Longer takes its title from a song Nick Jonas wrote about his struggle with diabetes. Nick told Entertainment Weekly that he wrote the song on a day when he was feeling down and out. He went into an empty hotel ballroom and walked out with a song. Talk about making lemonade when life gives you lemons! Thanks, Nick, we can’t wait to hear your new tunes.

comments 15 comments - Posted Jul 10, 2008

April 2008

Letter of the Week: A Grateful Mom Thanks Nick Jonas For Speeding Her Daughter's Diagnosis
Letter of the Week: A Grateful Mom Thanks Nick Jonas For Speeding Her Daughter's Diagnosis

Hi, Mr. King: Thanks so much for Diabetes Health. Being a type 1 diabetic, I have benefited from many of its articles. I would like to tell you a story concerning my daughter, Morgan, and say what an inspiration Nick Jonas from the Jonas Brothers is. Morgan is 12-½ years old and a huge Jonas Brothers fan!  Of course she and her friends wanted tickets for the Louisville Palace show in February. A few of her friends’ mothers went and stood in line on the cold morning that the lottery tickets went on sale. 

comments 53 comments - Posted Apr 10, 2008

Jonas Brothers Update: Diabetes Has Not Slowed Down 15-Year-Old Nick Jonas
Jonas Brothers Update: Diabetes Has Not Slowed Down 15-Year-Old Nick Jonas

When we ran the story “Type 1 Pop Star Nick Jonas Tells His Story” on our website in April 2007, we didn’t expect it to generate the hundreds of responses that it has since then. The story continues to receive new comments every week.

comments 136 comments - Posted Apr 3, 2008

April 2007

Type 1 Pop Star, Nick Jonas Tells His Story
Type 1 Pop Star, Nick Jonas Tells His Story

Nick Jonas is a personable boy of fourteen who happens to be a member of the Jonas Brothers Band, a group of three brothers with a devoted following of very passionate young fans. In November 2005, Nick Jonas found out that he had type 1 diabetes.

comments 1470 comments - Posted Apr 27, 2007

March 2007

Jonas Brothers Band Member Reveals He Has Diabetes: Nick Jonas, age 14, hopes his story will inspire other kids with diabetes
Jonas Brothers Band Member Reveals He Has Diabetes: Nick Jonas, age 14, hopes his story will inspire other kids with diabetes

New York, New York - March 12, 2007 - About 1,000 people attending the Diabetes Research Institute’s Carnival for a Cure fundraising event in New York yesterday were treated to a live concert by the young pop rock band, the Jonas Brothers, and some surprising inspiration from one of the band members.

comments 123 comments - Posted Mar 13, 2007

August 2006

Diabetic Encounters of the First Kind
Diabetic Encounters of the First Kind

I am always willing to discuss diabetes with anyone who is interested. And since I openly perform my blood glucose tests and administer insulin shots in public, it is fair to say that many people around me do become interested.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2006

June 2000

Famous People With Diabetes

This article has been updated. Please read the related article below.

comments 70 comments - Posted Jun 1, 2000

June 1999

Click On to the Diabetes Hall of Fame

“We decided to start the Web site because we wanted to encourage others to reach for the stars, to show that dreams can come true no matter what obstacles get in the way. We want others to know that they are not alone.”

comments 0 comments - Posted Jun 1, 1999

September 1991

Diabetes And Doing Your Best

If you are searching around for an inspirational book, look no further. Diabetes and Doing Your Best is a personal account of a young teen's early experience with diabetes.

comments 0 comments - Posted Sep 1, 1991

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