Last Updated on November 16, 2022 by Dr Bucho
Recently the singer shared a short video on Instagram for World Diabetes Day on his Instagram, His motive was to raise awareness of the early signs of diabetes, a chronic condition he’s been treating since his teens. Before he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, he said he noticed four signs that something was wrong.
What Refers to Type I Diabetes?
Type I Diabetes; also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a medical condition, where the pancreas makes little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone the body uses to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. Different factors, such as genetics and some viruses, may cause type 1 diabetes. Although type 1 diabetes usually appears during childhood or adolescence, it can develop in adults.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Jonas said he first started experiencing symptoms when he was a teenager. In an interview with Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit he co-founded, he said he had chronically high blood sugar at the time, which may have made him irritable and lose weight.
“I had four signs that I was living with type 1 diabetes: excessive thirst, weight loss, frequent urination, and irritability. These can be recognized as common signs of type 1 diabetes. I’m sharing my signs so that others can #SeeTheSigns,”Nick Jonas
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According to Mayoclinic
Type 1 diabetes symptoms can appear suddenly and may include:
- Feeling more thirsty than usual
- Urinating a lot
- Bed-wetting in children who have never wet the bed during the night
- Feeling very hungry
- Losing weight without trying
- Feeling irritable or having other mood changes
- Feeling tired and weak
- Having blurry vision