The year 2005 was an important one for teenage idol Nick Jonas, member of the pop group the Jonas Brothers. This was not only when the Jonas Brothers formed, but it was also the year he found out he had type 1 diabetes. Though managing diabetes is often challenging with his touring schedule, Jonas tries to be positive. “The first time I heard someone say 'thanks for sharing,' I thought, if I can use this as an opportunity to inspire people, then it’s all worth it,” he told FOX & Friends.
Author Anne Rice learned the hard way that she had type 1 diabetes. It was 1998, and Rice, known for her Vampire Chronicles novels, awoke to a painful headache and problems breathing. It was only after she slipped into a coma that the diabetes diagnosis was made. These days, Rice has the condition under control and encourages others not to ignore symptoms. "If you think you have any chance that you might have diabetes, for God's sake, go get the blood sugar test," she told ABC News. "It's a simple test."