It’s no secret that Nick Jonas is a type 1 diabetic. When the Jonas Brothers were still early in their career, Nick had a diabetic health scare at 13 that nearly put him into a coma and made him fear for his life. After being rushed to the hospital, Nick was diagnosed with the disease and has been managing it ever since. Nick has written a song about his health struggles (“A Little Bit Longer”) and even started his own foundation (Beyond Type 1). And thankfully, Nick is totally fine—but that doesn’t mean his wife, Priyanka Chopra, doesn’t have her worries from time to time.
During a guest appearance on The View earlier this week, Priyanka revealed that she really used to worry about Nick at the beginning of their marriage. Our Pri used to be so anxious that she’d wake up in the middle of the night just to check his sugar levels. How sweet! “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. “I used to wake up in the middle of the night to just check if everything was okay for a really long time.”
Now, Priyanka worries a lot less about Nick because he has his diabetes under serious control. “He has been taking care of his diabetes since he was so young that he just has a crazy discipline about it. He knows exactly what to do, when to do it,” she added. To hear all about it, watch the video below:
Despite the condition, Priyanka says the diabetes doesn’t stop Nick from living his life normally, and she says it’s one of his most inspiring qualities. “He lives the biggest life possible. He’s not restricted himself from anything. He plays sports, he’s touring, he lives an incredible life and it’s so inspiring to see,” she said. “In fact, when he set up Beyond Type 1, his foundation, that’s what he wanted to show people. Even if you have type 1 diabetes, it doesn’t mean that your life has to be different. You can live it to its fullest. It’s so inspiring to me.”
It’s honestly super sweet for Priyanka to care about Nick this much, but it sounds like he has this disease on lock and is thriving nevertheless. Love to see it!