Priyanka Chopra has opened up about what it is like for Nick Jonas to live with Type 1 diabetes – a condition that causes the level of glucose in your blood to become too high.
On Tuesday, the actor, who married Jonas in December 2018, described how much she admires her husband’s dedication to his health during an interview with The View.
“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,” Chopra said.
“He has this crazy discipline. He feels it.”
The 37-year-old added that it took her some time to adjust, explaining that she would often “wake up in the middle of the night to just check if everything’s okay”.
However, the actor said she soon realised that her husband knew what he was doing, as he had been dealing with the disease since he was first diagnosed at 13-years-old.
“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,” Chopra said.
“He lives the biggest life possible. He’s not restricted himself from anything. He plays sports, he’s touring – he lives an incredible life. It’s so inspiring to see.”
Chopra added that it was this determination to live a full life that prompted Jonas to found Beyond Type 1 – a non-profit organisation dedicated to diabetes education, advocacy and the path to a cure.
“That’s what he wanted to show people,” Chopra said.
“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.”
Jonas recently admitted he wasn’t always confident that he could continue living a full and happy life following his diagnosis.
During an interview with Cigar Aficianado, the singer recalled an experience where he was “a day away” from being comatose.
“I was very close to a coma, like a day away, if I hadn’t gone to the hospital,” the 27-year-old said.
“I kept asking my parents - am I going to be okay? I was just so concerned that it was going to limit my ability to do all the things I wanted to do.
“I was very scared - it’s a big life change.”
Symptoms of the condition include feeling very thirsty, feeling tired, losing weight and blurred vision, the NHS states.