June 18, 2009

Nick Jonas' Cause

Posted: 03:30 PM ET


16-year-old Nick Jonas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13.

The youngest memeber of the Jonas Brothers has teamed up with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, and will be testifying before Congress next week to raise awareness and request additional research funds.

He'll also be participating in the JDRF Children's Congress in Washington next week.

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casey   June 18th, 2009 3:59 pm ET

nick is amazing! he is so busy and has a hectic life, but he still finds time to go infront of congress! that is amazing! GO NICK!

Devin   June 18th, 2009 4:43 pm ET

Thanks for supporting JDRF Nick. Kids like myself who also live with it 24/7 appreciate you taking the time out of your crazy schedule to talk about it! I am looking forward to seeing you in DC at Children's Congress I am representing the state of Hawaii!

Ann   June 18th, 2009 4:56 pm ET

My 9 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2008. Thanks so much to Nick and the rest of the Jonas family for being such an inspiration. Insulin-dependent diabetes is a tough disease, not only on the one who has it, but on the rest of the family. It's great to see the love and support that this family has for one another. Plus, it's fantastic to be able to find music that she and I can listen to together. We really appreciate what you have done and support you and your family all the way!

marcela   June 18th, 2009 5:51 pm ET

In cuentro fantastic nick jonas's vor.
Very good it in order that it(he,she) does conscience and help to collaborate with the investigasion for search some priest for this disease.
It(He) is fantastic.
And if huvieran mas present as your world serious very differently.
That with so much work never to forgotten the persons who need.
I congratulate you nick jonas.
Really I surprised you....

marcela   June 18th, 2009 5:53 pm ET

It(He) is fantastic.
And if huvieran mas present as your world serious very differently.
That with so much work never to forgotten the persons who need.
I congratulate you nick jonas.
Really I surprised you....

Kalie   June 18th, 2009 7:34 pm ET

Your Amazing Nick!!!!

Love ya,

Julie Carns   June 18th, 2009 8:32 pm ET

Diabetes is a daily part of our lives. Both of my parents are diabetic and my 9 year old neice was diagnosed three years ago with type 1 diabetes. She, like Nick, manages her diabetes through the use of an insulin pump which she wears 24/7.

We just completed the Tour de Cure in Cleveland Ohio. Our family team, Steph's Pedal Power, raised over $4500 for the American Diabetes Association. Stephanie, my neice rode in the 50k (31 miles) and was the youngest RED RIDER in that division (A Red Rider is a rider with diabetes).

Thank you Nick, for setting such a positive example for those who are living with the disease every day. We know how hard it can be, and appreciate your work. God bless you!

Bo   June 18th, 2009 8:38 pm ET

My 9 year old daughter Hannah was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 5. You are such a great influence for her. Please, on behalf of all the parents of diabetic children, don't give up the fight to get money for research, a cure is within our reach. On the days that my daughter is depressed over having it, I tell her to listen to your music, and it always seems to make her happy again. Once again, thank you for all you do for the jdrf. If you would like to donate...go to

Jenna Longo   June 18th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

Hello, Nick Do you miss your dog elvis when you are on tour
I also have ticket to the show in boston FOURTH ROW!!!! Hahaha

p.s. umm nick will you marry me

Holly Nelson   June 18th, 2009 9:06 pm ET

I think it's great that Nick has a project. But what about Kevin and Joe, what do you guys endorse? Are their any causes that you guys feel passionate for?

Alice   June 18th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Nick, you have so much energy that people wouldn't suspect it.
You're such a great role model for every single person out there. πŸ™‚ I'm so happy for you. Nick, you're just UBER fantastic. I bet whoever you marry in the near future will be lucky. πŸ™‚
I love you! and so do many other girls out there. I'll keep praying for you. πŸ™‚

Jennifer Todd   June 18th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

The fact that Nick can continue to play concerts, go on shows like Larry King, and still remember his fans each and every day while fighting diabetes, absolutely astounds me! Nick, I just want to tell you that you are my hero. Everything you do in your life inspires me. You are one of the greatest gentlemen in the world. God Bless You! I love you!

Claire Minty   June 18th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

Good luck Nick!!!! <3

Bailey   June 18th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

i love nick jonas!! he is my favorite!! even though he has diabetes he still preforms i think that is wonderful for his fans and that means a lot to other ans that have a sickness!! if he can do it then everyone should fight for the cure!!! nick if you r reading this thx for the time you have put to this!!!! love you so much!!!

Audrey Ella   June 18th, 2009 9:11 pm ET

I have a question...Nicholas ...Can you please smile for me? We love you and JB!

Ashley   June 18th, 2009 9:16 pm ET

heyy i love the jonas brothers SOO MUCHH!!

Veronica   June 18th, 2009 9:17 pm ET

HEY . guys i just bought your album " lines , vines, and trying times" and i just thought i eould let you know that i think that is gonna give u another lift of its an amazing album i really like " fly with me , world war 111 , and paranoid !!

But i was just wondering if oyu guys have ever thought if work got to crazy or to hard did u just let go and feel like u wish this dream never happened ?

Veronica β™₯

Savanah   June 18th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

Nick you are amazing you are my inspiration! I love and Support you.
Don't slow down

Ali   June 18th, 2009 9:18 pm ET

We love the Jonas Brothers! They are Ah-mazing! Their curly hair is so cute! Their music is beastly! && Awesome! Weve been a fan for ever...even of... The BOnUs JoNaS! There raybands are so intense and AlWaYs look good on them πŸ™‚ Especially...Joe haha NicK Kevin are sveeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE BPX FOR YOUR POISON IVY! && I have a QUESTION for Joe! Jonas! What lotion do you use? My friend and I touched your hand once and it was so soft... also it smelt really good?!!!!!!!!!!!! so... if you could actually ALL (nick Joe && kevin) Please tell us what lotion you use πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ Thanks!!!

Your super fanatic fans.... πŸ˜€

Gianna   June 18th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Cant wait to see you in Boston!!!!!!! You rock

Ali   June 18th, 2009 9:20 pm ET

Im the biggest fan I have.. Jonas Brothers #1 fan engraved on the back of my ipod!

Emily   June 18th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

I love you guys so much!!!!!! Your the reason I got into music I've been listening to your new CD over a billion times!!!!!!!!!!!

patti Kravitz   June 18th, 2009 9:21 pm ET

What is the necklace Joe Jonas is wearing... It is awesome!!!!!

Sabrina Buckner   June 18th, 2009 9:22 pm ET

How do the jonas brothers get enough rest? Joe shout out to u ! Go surfing manit is dangerous and awesome!

Mickayla Joy   June 18th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

you rock!!!!! Great concert last year at Hershey Pa.

Leigh   June 18th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Nick you help me understand that nothing can tear me down.

Michele   June 18th, 2009 9:25 pm ET

Hello Joe,

My daughter Nicole is your biggest fan. She is in love with Joe, but likes nick and kevin too.

Leigh   June 18th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

Nick you are TRUELY my insperation and a hero to me and everyother person out there!

Darley and Maddie   June 18th, 2009 9:26 pm ET

You guys are amazing!!!Any of yall single?!?!=D

Ashley M   June 18th, 2009 9:27 pm ET

Hey JB do you name your guitars? ever been to Charleston,SC? Do you decide where you go on tour? LOVE YOU NICK!!!!!!!!!!!! love before the storm!<3 forever and u will have fans forever!

Eddie   June 18th, 2009 9:30 pm ET

How long did it take for Larry to learn your names without name tags??

LKD   June 18th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

You guys are the best and always will be!

michael R   June 18th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

Th three of you are great young men. You understand each other, share a similar goal and have a great attitude!

Kaylyn   June 18th, 2009 9:34 pm ET

I love your new album! You guys rock my world!! I love Jonas Brothers!

Sabrina   June 18th, 2009 9:36 pm ET

I think your music is amazing, you guys are the best!!

Kaylyn   June 18th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

I loved you then, love you now, I love you forever!

Sabrina Buckner   June 18th, 2009 9:38 pm ET

Does nick have to hve a real shot of insulin? in his stomach?

Andrea   June 18th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

Nick, you're an amazing person.

Sophia   June 18th, 2009 9:39 pm ET

I love the Jonas Brothers!!! You guys rock!!!

Roofia   June 18th, 2009 9:40 pm ET

I've never been to one of your concerts. i really want to. you guys have great music.

~I never knew that Joe wore glasses.~

Janey   June 18th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

Nick is a studmuffin & Garbo is hot!!!

Veronica   June 18th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

jonas brothers are amazing i loveee youu !

Sabrina   June 18th, 2009 9:41 pm ET

I really respect the Jonas Brothers for being good role models! I think everything you do is so amazing!

Lexi   June 18th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

i think the jonas brothers are a great insperation!

Veronica   June 18th, 2009 9:42 pm ET

i lovee youu guyyss u rockk !

louis   June 18th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

My WIFE and daughter cannot wait for July 13th to see the brothers

Lillian   June 18th, 2009 9:43 pm ET

Well u know if NIck g ot diobetes dont u think he would help find a cause so like there would be a cause 4 like if his kids had it?????

Brian Rase   June 18th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

Nick, my grandfather recently passed away. He had diabetes and seeing you going through your experiences with diabetes reminds me of the battles my grandpa fought. He was such a strong man and the way you handle your life reminds me of my grandfather's strength with it. Thanks. Joe, Kevin, and Nick, all 3 of you are great role models for all young children. Keep up the great work and the positive influences.

brianna   June 18th, 2009 9:46 pm ET

joe please straighten ur hair for saturday at the cowboy stadium, and nick ur SO HOT!

star (star of the ocean)   June 18th, 2009 9:47 pm ET

Nick, Joe, and Kevin you are all amazing and an inspiration to me the young kids! Do you'll see yourself's on a long journey like the Beatles? Will music be in your life's and faid away as old rock an rollers? I love you all, "Liva la Musica." Mucho amor!!!

Paige   June 18th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

Nick jonas theres only one word for him is amazing. 3 years ago my best friends brother tylor about the same time as nick said he had type 1 diabetes, That day me and my best friend were hannging out side and we saw her mom come over to were we are crying verry hard she took my best friend kaylee and i was wondering what was going on. It took kaylee 4 hours to hear what happend and she called me and told me what happend to tylor. Kaylee and i both had the same questions is he gooing to die whats wrong with him (ect.). Make long story short tylor he has learnd how to mannage his type 1 diabetes and uses nick as an insporation!

A big thanks to nick kevien and joe and the jonas family for being a huge insporation!! Your work is grately apricatied!!! Just to say i have this insane huge major crush on nick jonas =]

thank you boys for everything you do!!


Monica   June 18th, 2009 9:48 pm ET

jonas are you coming to puerto rico please come, i love you, i hope i can meet you, im 14 , i hope you can come in december for my birthday, i want to meet you so bad, i love your cd, my fav song is fly with me i would love to sing it with you, im a good singer, im in the choir of my school, love you!!! πŸ™‚

morgan   June 18th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

nick jonas your amazing<3 i love your smile!!

jayleen   June 18th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

omg! i love all of your songs! i can't beleve you guys are really on live! i love you guys. if i had a wish it would be to meet you guys! i hope i will someday lol.


Sarah and Tabitha   June 18th, 2009 9:50 pm ET

hi, you guys really rock and are the coolest and most down to earth band we have ever heard of, you guys truly inspire many even our selfs.

Laura   June 18th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

Jo Bros are AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clarissa Rodriguez   June 18th, 2009 9:51 pm ET

I LOVE your songs, and i think you're all so HOT! ! ! Your music inspires me a lot! ! !

amelia   June 18th, 2009 9:53 pm ET

i love the jonas brother so much! You guys rock!

Arash   June 18th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

Could you ask them to support the youngsters and teenagers in Iran on their tour during the protests?

Kaylyn   June 18th, 2009 9:54 pm ET

You guys are amazing! I love you forever! See you in Detroit!

amelia   June 18th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

jonas brothers always rock my world!

Mya   June 18th, 2009 9:55 pm ET

I've been a Jonas Brothers fan since 2005 and I will continue to be for a very long time! You guys are my rolemodels and my inspiration!!

Claire   June 18th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

You guys are such a great influence, and one of the best bands in the world!

hayley   June 18th, 2009 9:56 pm ET

i callled 100 times to get your tickets off of b104. didnt winn thoughh πŸ™ so were savving up πŸ™‚

Sharline   June 18th, 2009 9:57 pm ET

Dear Larry,

My twelve year old who loves politics had most recently started watching your show and what a treat to have the Jonas brothers on tonight,.

Sabrina   June 18th, 2009 9:58 pm ET

I think the Jonas Brothers are the best band ever!!

Stevie (:   June 18th, 2009 9:59 pm ET

You guys are the best!!!!

Stevie (:   June 18th, 2009 10:01 pm ET

Peter Pan and Wendy turned out fine. <3333

Constance   June 18th, 2009 10:03 pm ET

to all the jonas brothers what are the people who inspire you most besides your parents and god <333 ILU Joe Jonas!

amelia   June 18th, 2009 10:04 pm ET

u guys are amazing i cant choose a favorite song because they all rock!

Sarah   June 18th, 2009 10:07 pm ET

I'm 13 and I have had diabetes for 8 years. Thanks for suporting JDRF.I think you are awesone Nick Jonas!!

Olivia   June 18th, 2009 10:26 pm ET

I think it's so cool that Nick supports the JDRF! He's so talented and the fact that he comes from a Christian background and gives back to this wonderful foundation makes me like him even more! I love you Nick!!! Will you fly with me?

Olivia   June 18th, 2009 10:29 pm ET

Nick, keep up the amazing work and hopefully one day there will be a cure!!!

Olivia   June 18th, 2009 10:30 pm ET

Nick, good luck in front of congress next week! You'll do a great job!!!

Bella   June 19th, 2009 12:16 am ET


jake   June 19th, 2009 12:17 am ET

U guys rock

Alice   June 19th, 2009 12:18 am ET

I love your new album, you guys ROCK!

jake   June 19th, 2009 12:19 am ET

i love ur music!

ElizabethJ   June 19th, 2009 12:19 am ET

The Jonas Brothers are the best! You were my first concert and I will never forget it.

amelia   June 19th, 2009 12:20 am ET

u guys have rocked my world from the start i love u guys so much!

Jerry   June 19th, 2009 12:25 am ET

There is no record on Broadway database of Nick or Joe appearing on Broadway, in a Broadway play. I wish Larry had asked which show; unless they meant Broadway plays in community theater, but that is not how it was implied.

PAXTON AND AUDREY   June 19th, 2009 12:36 am ET


Alexis   June 19th, 2009 12:37 am ET

Nick, its great what you do for JDRF. I am 8 years old and have Type 1 but I am not letting it keep me down. I am following my dream of being a Gymnast. I also have a pump and know what a struggle it is to keep on top of highs and lows. I hope you have a real effect in Washington. My best friend Caroline also has type 1. We go to the same school, are going into 3rd grade and we live in the same sub. Thanks for your support. Keep Rockin On!!!!!!!! Your biggest fan in Canton, MI Alexis

Soleil   June 19th, 2009 12:39 am ET

I love jb i will be at your concert july 29th in KS!!!:)

Soleil   June 19th, 2009 12:40 am ET

I love this jonas brothers! Please re-record It's about time its my favorite album!

Melinda   June 19th, 2009 12:44 am ET

Nick, would you marry me?

Courtney   June 19th, 2009 12:46 am ET

Love you Nick!! The CD is awesome!! πŸ˜€

miguel   June 19th, 2009 12:46 am ET

hey guys u all rock so i wish tat u all could come to the southern part of Texas please over to mcallen or Brownsville pleas

mandy   June 19th, 2009 12:46 am ET

omg im ur biggest fan i reallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy luuuv

Melinda   June 19th, 2009 12:49 am ET

Nick, I love you so much that I would give anything to meet you, Joe,and Kevin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mandy   June 19th, 2009 12:51 am ET

i luv umuh

Dawn   June 19th, 2009 12:53 am ET

I LOve The jonas brothers! They are so inspirational! Their songs are not Just about girls! and i love that!! They have inspirational songs that get you through the day. Girls and boys go through certain things that we cant talk to anyone about exspecaily to our parents and its just wonderful to have inspirational songs for teens made created by teens. love you guys!!

Dawn   June 19th, 2009 12:57 am ET


martha Garcia   June 19th, 2009 3:39 am ET

me and my friend darby love u guys. I love u nick.!! πŸ™‚

martha Garcia   June 19th, 2009 3:43 am ET

nick will u marry me.??

martha Garcia   June 19th, 2009 3:44 am ET

me and darby love you.!! marry us.!

martha Garcia   June 19th, 2009 3:47 am ET

I love your music.!! nick marry me.!

*martha;babee*   June 19th, 2009 3:52 am ET

I love you guys.!!and darby<3 u guys rock

Mikayla   June 19th, 2009 11:15 am ET

Nick – Thanks for your help. I am a delegate from Connecticut and very excited to join you in Washingston and tell our story.

Laura   June 19th, 2009 3:05 pm ET

Dear Nick Jonas,

I just wanted to say that I think that you are such a sweetheart for teaming up with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International and testifying before congress to raise awareness and request additional research funds. I personally don't have type 1 diabetes but my mom does. I love you for doing this. I also Love Kevin and Joe. It is hard for me to pick a favorite brother.

mariah   June 20th, 2009 9:33 am ET

hey nick this is great what you and your brothers are doing i have a question i really what to help out with the couse but how can i ill do whatever i have to just tell me how to help!
luv ya

Harjot Dhatt   June 20th, 2009 7:19 pm ET

wow jonas brothers you rock.I love ur music I've always supported you guys from the begging and i will tell the end.I wish that end never comes. I have a request you guys already came to vancover just please come to surrey,B.C

wish you guys all the best.

Harjot Dhatt   June 20th, 2009 7:23 pm ET

Nick you rock your the best and cutest
i wish i could marry you but thats just a dream that will never come ture but any other girl that will marry you will be very lucky πŸ™‚

Linda   June 22nd, 2009 4:58 pm ET

Sharing how hard diabetes is will make a huge impact for all of the kids like you. When an icon can tell the real hard facts about diabetes and be vulnerable more people will understand why a cure is so important. Thanks – my daughter was diagnosed June 6, 2004

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