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Nick Jonas: Diabetes can be isolating

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Nick Jonas: Diabetes can be isolating

Nick Jonas says diabetes can be "isolating".

The 'Jealous' hitmaker was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was just a teenager and hopes by co-founding non-profit organisation 'Beyond Type 1' he will help those struggling to deal with the condition and get rid of the stigma surrounding it.

He told InStyle magazine: "This disease can be isolating. We know all too well how much encouragement in the day-to-day battle is needed, as it can truly be a struggle, but the community we are building is real.

"Life is about doing all you can to help other people. I've been able to raise my voice and share my story and hopefully help them in any way that I can. This is only the beginning of the impact we intend to make, and hopefully in my lifetime we will see a cure."

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old singer previously admitted he has "rough" days because of his diabetes.

He said: "Type 1 diabetes is a completely manageable disease... But there are some days that are just rough. Today was one of those days. For anyone living with diabetes.. Or any disease that complicates your life in any way.. Just know you are not alone.

"I'm so fortunate to feel free to speak about it openly and know that I am supported by the diabetic community.. but also by the world. Today's battles are a stepping stone to tomorrow's victories. Stay strong. Tomorrow is a new day. #diabeticlife @BeyondType1 (sic)"