Power couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas walk the red carpet for Chopard party, along with Amber Heard, Elle Fanning, Julianne Moore and Richard Madden (May 18).
The 37-year old actress described how much she admires Jonas’ dedication to his health on “The View” Tuesday.
“Initially, when we first got married, I couldn’t wrap my brain around the fact that he knew when his sugar dropped, even while he was sleeping,” she said. “He feels it.”
Though she trusts Jonas’ “crazy discipline” about monitoring his blood sugar, Chopra confessed she “used to wake up in the middle of the night” to make sure her husband was OK.
She also praised Jonas, 27, for not letting his disorder affect the way he lives.
“He lives the biggest life possible,” she said. “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.”
This passion for living life to the fullest, Chopra said, is what inspired Jonas to found Beyond Type 1, a nonprofit organization dedicated to diabetes education, advocacy and the path to a cure.
“That’s what he wanted to show people,” Chopra said. “That even if you have type 1 diabetes doesn’t mean that your life has to be different. You can live it to its fullest, and it’s so inspiring to me.”
According to Mayo Clinic, type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Though there is no cure, treatment “focuses on managing blood sugar levels with insulin, diet and lifestyle to prevent complications.”
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