The Sweet Reason Priyanka Chopra Used to Check In on Nick Jonas Every Night

Almost a year has passed since Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra wowed the world with their beautiful, multicultural wedding. Fans loved seeing the fusion of Indian traditions with Western ones, and there was a lot to see. Chopra and Jonas had two wedding ceremonies and four receptions, so there are a lot of photos to go through.

Fans were enamored with the couple from the start, from how they met to their wedding and beyond. Now, fans are learning about how Chopra and Nick act as a married couple, and it’s pretty sweet. 

Nick Jonas has Type 1 diabetes

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Jonas doesn’t let his Type 1 diabetes diagnosis hold him back, so it’s easy for people to forget he has it in the first place. When Chopra and Jonas first started dating, she was shocked to learn how hard living with Type 1 really is. 

Jonas makes it look easy, just like a lot of the people diagnosed with the disease. But it is a very dangerous condition, and drops in blood sugar have serious consequences. They can happen any time, even at night. 

Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition. Unlike Type 2, people are usually diagnosed as children, like Jonas. He first found out he had diabetes when he was 13. 

Priyanka Chopra used to worry for Nick Jonas

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The danger of the condition kind of freaked Chopra out in the beginning of their relationship. She feared that something could happen to him in his sleep. 

“Initially, when we first got married, I couldn’t wrap my brain around the fact that he knew when his sugar dropped, even when he was sleeping,” she said.

Chopra would actually wake up to check on him. She states she did that for “a really long time” before learning that Jonas actually has it covered.

“He has been taking care of his diabetes since he was so young that he just has a crazy discipline about it,” Chopra said. “He knows exactly what to do, when to do it.”

Nick Jonas has things under control

Jonas knows how to take care of himself by now, and he does a great job at it. He uses an insulin pump to control how much insulin his body gets. That means he doesn’t have to worry about injecting insulin daily, and it probably frees up a lot of his time to do other things.

Jonas doesn’t just take care of himself, though. He also helps other people with Type 1 live their best lives. He started a foundation dedicated to helping people with the condition, and that has inspired Chopra.

Why Priyanka Chopra is inspired by Nick Jonas

Chopra is inspired by Jonas’ passion for helping others, and even by the way he lives his life. We’re inspired too.

Type 1 is hard to deal with. It requires incredible discipline and Jonas had to learn how to take care of himself at a young age. He has a good attitude about it. Some people may find it difficult to be constantly thinking about blood sugar and insulin levels, but Jonas takes it in stride. 

“I found out very quickly it’s a very manageable disease, as long as you’re really diligent,” Jonas said.

That’s admirable. The consequences of ignoring your health for a Type 1 diabetic are pretty dire. Lack of proper blood sugar control can cause hospitalization or even death. That’s something most young pop stars don’t have to think about, and Jonask is very serious about staying healthy. He wants everyone to do the same. He encourages everyone to go to the doctor for regular check-ups, and complete recommended health screenings. While his advice is targeted to other people with Type 1, it works for everyone.