Four Winners with Diabetes Set to Meet Nick Jonas

This press release is an announcement submitted by Bayer Healthcare, Diabetes Care, and was not written by Diabetes Health.

“Nick, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13, wants to inspire other young people with diabetes to achieve Simple Wins: small, everyday victories for managing the disease that can lead to big differences over time.”

Oct 30, 2008

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.

Bayer partnered with Nick Jonas to "provide young people and their families with the motivation and support they need to help simplify life with diabetes."

The Grand Prize winners were, Deborah Bullock, from Cumming, GA; Zachary Jensen, from Orange, CA; Vincent Pettinato, from Jamison, PA; Bryan Zielinski, from Muskego, WI.

The Grand Prize winners and their guests will travel to Los Angeles, CA, where they will have breakfast with Nick and watch as he kicks off the opening ceremony at the JDRF Walk for the Cure event. The Grand Prize winners will also receive personal diabetes coaching support, through Bayer's partnership with Fit4D, an innovative service that provides personalized diabetes coaching with a team that includes Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) nurses, exercise physiologists, registered dietitians and personal trainers, who integrate motivational support with fitness and nutrition planning. Additionally, ten First Prize winners will receive a pair of sneakers autographed by Nick Jonas and 100 second prize winners will receive a special Nick's Simple Wins t-shirt.

In Bayer's press release, Nick Jonas says, "I'm looking forward to meeting the sweepstakes winners as they join other young people and their families to raise awareness and funds for juvenile diabetes. By sharing our stories with each other, I hope that we can find more ways to inspire and motivate others to manage their diabetes."

Nick understands that so many of the approximately 150,000 of young adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the U.S. may feel embarrassed about their condition and he is striving to change that perception by sharing his own story. Nick, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13, wants to inspire other young people with diabetes to achieve Simple Wins: small, everyday victories for managing the disease that can lead to big differences over time.

To learn more about Nick's personal experience with diabetes and to read his blog about his latest activities, young people and their families can log on to

Source: Bayer Healthcare, Diabetes Care

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Posted by doyanna on 23 November 2008

i know about your diabetes bacause of your sugar and you eating healthy food and noy the sugar and you keeping down your sugar and you keeping up your healthyness not the sugar keep up your health Nick

Posted by Anonymous on 17 February 2009

your'e brill nick i was diagnosed when i was 2 and my parents have told me how ill i was before i was diagnosed. i am 10 now and i have never let it slow me down. there might not be a cure but hopefully there will cant carry on like normal but just try as hard as you can. just take care of yourself nick.

Posted by Anonymous on 27 April 2009

hi nick im one of your biggest fans same to your other 2 brothers joe and kevin anyway i have diabetes and i find it very hard to go away from the sugar cause i dont have that much friends that have it but they look out for me that is the mane thing when i found out that you had this i kinda laughed ad the part that you said that you thought you were going to die btw i have had this all my life and i have died before once with my diabetes had about 5 fits the last one killed me my mum did not reach me in time my tounge rolled back since i was a sleep and blocked my air hole hopfully this wont happen to you cause you and your brothers are the people i look up to and if anything were to happen to you i would go crazy pluss i would love to come to los angelas to meet you and your brothers some day i would love to spent just 2 days with the jonas brothers one for to see what the jb's do and the second for the jb's to see what i do in my own time so good luck in november and hopefully see you soon say hi to joe and kevin for me from stephen lorente

Posted by lorentes93 on 1 June 2009

hi nick joe and kevin howz u guyz btw i have Diabetes and i find it very hard to cope with it and i would love to meet use guys spent the day with yous that would be fab i listen to your songs every day so for nik keep on giving good advise and for the other to keep bringing out the music

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