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It marks that time of the year again where we like to say that Nick Jonas has his own special day, but not just for any reason. Back on March 11, 2007 during the The Carnival For A Cure event, he publicly announced that he has dealing with type 1 diabetes (he was diagnosed long before that). We still to this day, from the bottom of our hearts, especially all who work for Nick J Online, we thank him for all he has done throughout the years. He has gained respect, honor, support and hope from many out there. He become an advocate spokesman for those who have also been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. To this day, he still touches the hearts of people and inspires them. But remember, as much as he may be our inspiration, he sees all the fans as his inspiration. Without him, without the fans, this site wouldn’t exist. Please take out some time out of your day and show support, visit and donate to the following sites:
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Nick Jonas, star of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING on Broadway invites you to help support Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s movement to end the devastating toll diabetes takes on millions of individuals and families, by purchasing Broadway show tickets through Givenik.com.
Now, in its second smash year, Broadway’s musical comedy hit welcomes a bright new star—music sensation and Broadway alum,NICK JONAS (Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun)! You’ll delight to his riotous rise up the corporate ladder as he struggles to juggle the promotion, the corner office and—of course—the girl.
Joining him are Emmy Award® winner BEAU BRIDGES, (Brothers and Sisters, The Fabulous Baker Boys), MICHAEL URIE (Ugly Betty),TAMMY BLANCHARD (Life with Judy Garland) and ROSE HEMINGWAY in this charming production that The New Yorker calls “a first-rate, high-stepping musical! This show is luminous!”
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Posted January, 2012
Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope all of you had as wonderful a Holiday Season as I did. Spending time with family and friends is always something I treasure.
I am now in New York preparing and rehearsing for my opening night in The Broadway Musical How To Succeed In Business. Rehearsals are going well and I am excited for Opening Night to happen later this month. If you’re going to be in New York, and would like to see the show, tickets are available thru www.ticketmaster.com (and also through the official website of the broadway production at http://www.howtosucceedbroadway.com/).
SMASH, another project I worked on earlier this year is getting ready to air after this year’s Super Bowl. It will be on NBC, so be sure to check your local listings for air times. The show is about a production team of directors, song writers and producers putting a new musical on Broadway.
As my time with Bayer is coming to an end, I wanted to express that it has been both an honor and privilege to work with such a great group of people. Bayer is truly a leader when it comes to diabetes care and helping people around the world with their day to day management. Having an outlet like NicksSimpleWins.com to share my story with all of you and more importantly to hear your stories about living with diabetes has been both enlightening and inspiring. Together, if we continue to work hard, share our stories and educate people about our disease I am confident we will find a cure. So keep up the hard work, I look forward to seeing all of you soon.
By Matt Hickman
Thu, Jan 19 2012 at 3:49 PM EST
Now that greasy-handed, giggle-prone celebrity chef Paula Deen has finally emerged from her butter-lined closet and announced to the world that, yes, she does indeed have Type 2 diabetes, all eyes are on other famous folks who also have high blood sugar levels. Among celebrities, diabetes, particularly Type 2 or adult onset diabetes, isn’t exactly a rarity. In fact, a 2007 ABC News article dubbed the sometimes-deadly chronic disorder as the “affliction of the stars.” Celebs aside, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that in 2010, around 26 million Americans have a form of the disease, primarily Type 2, while a whopping 79 million adults in the U.S. are living with pre-diabetes.
Most of us know the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, but here’s a quick refresher: Type 1, often referred to as juvenile diabetes, occurs when the pancreas is unable to naturally produce a hormone known as insulin that keeps blood glucose levels in check. When a person is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, usually at a young age, they are required to inject insulin to survive. Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for upwards of 85 percent of diabetes cases, occurs when the pancreas is capable of producing insulin but something goes haywire and the cells resist it. Type 2 diabetes is often brought on by lack of exercise, obesity, heart disease and eating all those delicious, not-very-nutritious goodies that Paula Deen cooks. Unlike Type 1 diabetes, someone with adult onset diabetes may not need to inject insulin and can treat the disorder through exercise, diet change and medications along with careful blood glucose monitoring.
Now that we’ve got diabetes 101 out of the way, here’s a look at 15 bold face names, aside from the obvious, who are living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. As you’ll see, these celebs, instead of being stigmatized by the disease, are using their star power to advocate and educate, often by teaming up with organizations like the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
And since there aren’t only 15 famous folks out there with diabetes, we’ve also included a list of notable diabetics, both living and dead (you can find even more here).
Sure, he has a knack for making preteen girls scream like banshees, but Nick Jonas — tousle-haired baby brother to Joe and Kevin — has used his fame to do more than make your sixth-grade cousin Madison faint while watching the Kids’ Choice Awards. Nineteen-year-old Nick, a seasoned Broadway performer, former love interest of Miley Cyrus and solo artist outside of his regular duties with the Jonas Brothers, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 13. Since 2007, he has tirelessly campaigned for juvenile diabetes awareness by partnering with numerous charities, testifying before the U.S. Senate in an effort to increase funding for the condition and acting as an ambassador for Bayer Diabetes Care. Says Nick on the website for the Jonas Brothers’ charitable foundation called Change for the Children: “The fact that I’m able to have somewhat of a spotlight to share my story, I just feel blessed. I carry a supply of guitar picks in my pocket, and whenever I meet another ‘diabetic buddy’ as I call them, I give them a pick, a cool little thing.”
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Nick Jonas alongside Nick’s Simple Wins “Simple Inspirations” contest winner, Christine Burns attended the JDRF Walk For A Cure at Dodger Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Some supporters that were there were Joe Jonas, Mary McCormack and Elliott Yamin. If you want to help out JDRF and register for any upcoming walk or donate, head over by CLICKING HERE.
Oct. 31, 2011, 11:00 a.m. EDT
Winner from Utah will Meet Nick Jonas at Los Angeles Walk to Cure Diabetes
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Bayer HealthCare announced today that Christine Burns, aged 19 from Sandy, Utah, is the grand prize winner of “Simple Inspirations,” a contest sponsored by Bayer that invited people living with diabetes to motivate newly diagnosed patients by sharing their most inspirational thoughts about living with diabetes. Christine will meet international singing sensation Nick Jonas at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Los Angeles Walk to Cure Diabetes, and will also appear in a World Diabetes Day video with Nick to be launched on November 14, 2011 on www.NicksSimpleWins.com.
The “Simple Inspirations” contest was designed to enrich the lives of everyone who has diabetes — regardless of when they were diagnosed — and to demonstrate that people with diabetes can live a full and engaged life by effectively managing their condition. A panel of independent judges appointed by the Contest Administrator and Nick Jonas selected the runner ups and grand prize winner. The 12 runner ups will receive a calendar journal compiling the winning entry and the runner-up entries.
“Bayer and I created this contest to inspire others and I truly felt inspired — the creativity, passion and motivation of Christine’s entry and the runners up were phenomenal and picking the winner was a real challenge,” said Nick. “I was reminded of how overwhelmed I was when first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and the importance of staying positive and being encouraged by friends, family and the diabetes community.”
Christine’s Winning Entry: “At first glance, D.I.A.B.E.T.E.S. is Difficult, Intense, Anxious, Bothersome, Everyday, Timely, Eerie, and Sugarfree. But as a whole, D.I.A.B.E.T.E.S. is Discovering Internal Abilities to Boldly Encounter The Earth with a Smile. Sometimes life can be hard (for everyone), but you can do anything you set your mind to even with diabetes. Nothing can stop you if you approach it with the right attitude!”
Nick Jonas, now 19, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13. Since he publicly announced his diagnosis, he has become widely recognized and applauded for speaking out passionately to help other young people with diabetes through efforts to educate, support and inspire. Nick uses Bayer’s CONTOUR® USB meter and knows how important good diabetes management is. Nick is a paid spokesperson for Bayer Diabetes Care, and has been working with Bayer to inspire people with diabetes since 2008. Nick blogs about his personal experiences with diabetes on www.NicksSimpleWins.com where he writes about his latest activities.
To see the winning contest entries and read about Nick’s personal experience with diabetes, visit www.NicksSimpleWins.com. The contest was open to legal residents of the United States (except for residents of MA, MI and RI) who are at least 13 years of age and diagnosed with diabetes. All submissions were reviewed based upon the following criteria: Appropriateness to contest theme, Clarity of statement, and Originality/creativity of ideas in statement.
I wanted to pass along some info to you guys about Nick for next weekend about the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) for the Walk to Cure Diabetes at Dodger Stadium on November 6th.
Nick is the National Chairman of JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes and will lead the crowd at the stadium. Here is how Nick’s fans can get involved:
NICK IS BACK!
Nick Jonas will join us again at this year’s JDRF Walk To Cure Diabetes at Dodger Stadium on November 6th. Nick is also leading his fundraising team, Team Nick, to help raise funds for diabetes research!
JOIN TEAM NICK TODAY!
With a registration donation of $250, each Team Nick walker will receive a unique, limited edition Team Nick t-shirt. Each walker will also get a chance to participate in a private Team Nick walk inside Dodger Stadium, led by Nick Jonas! Please go to (link) to join today. And that’s not all. . .
BREAKFAST WITH NICK!
The VIP breakfast with Nick Jonas will be held on Walk Day. This will be a private, exclusive setting to meet and hang out with Nick. There will be many opportunities to qualify for this special event, including the Team Nick Top Individual Fundraiser. There will also be a qualifying drawing on November 2nd. Winners will be notified no later than November 3rd, 5pm PST. Remember that for every $1000 raised, you get an entry to win a seat at the VIP breakfast.
Join Team Nick today and work your way to your $1000 entry for the VIP breakfast now: Here’s the link: http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=1721&pg=entry
Alternatively, you can go to http://walk.jdrf.org and enter California in the state search under Register for a Walk Now. You will find the event under Los Angeles – Team Nick-Dodger Stadium.
Nick Jonas will be at the Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation Annual Walk on November 6, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Anaheim California. You can walk with him around Dodger Stadium for $250! Please visit www.jdrf.org to learn more!