Nick Jonas has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2005, and on Friday (Nov. 16), the singer opened up on social media about the impact the diagnosis has had on his life.
Jonas shared a side-by-side image comparing what he looked like at age 13, just weeks after being diagnosed with the disease, with what he looks like now, over a decade later.
"13 years ago today I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes," he wrote on Instagram. "The picture on the left is me a few weeks after my diagnosis. Barely 100 pounds after having lost so much weight from my blood sugar being so high before going to the doctor where I would find out I was diabetic. On the right is me now. Happy and healthy. Prioritizing my physical health, working out and eating healthy and keeping my blood sugar in check. I have full control of my day to day life with this disease, and I’m so grateful to my family and loved ones who have helped me every step of the way. Never let anything hold you back from living your best life. Thank you to all my fans for your kind words and support. Means more than you know. Love you all."
His fiancé, Priyanka Chopra, voiced her support in the comments section, writing, "Everything about you is special. With or without diabetes" and adding a kiss emoji.
Check out the post below.