Jonas Brother For Diabetes Charity

August 7, 2008 By:
Jonas Brother For Diabetes Charity

The Jonas Brothers
have announced they're partnering up with Bayer Diabetes Care to offer encouragement to people with diabetes and spread awareness about the disease. This hits close to home for the boys, because Nick is diabetic. He spoke openly about his struggles with it today during a press conference.

He said, "I thought, 'Why me?' I didnt' know how to handle it. I didn't know anyone with diabetes. There was no familiar face in music or sports that I could connect with ... I started to see it as an opportunity to be an inspiration to a generation that doesn't openly talk about having diabetes and not feeling embarrassed by the disease."

Nick says he's looking into collaborating with fellow celebrities who suffer from the disease like Halle Berry and Brett Michaels and admits one of the hardest parts of having diabetes is working it around his career.

Nick hopes to share a particular message with others, which is, "To be able to live my dream by being in a band shows that anything is possible. Even if you have diabetes."