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Bayer Diabetes Care Partners with Nick Jonas to Encourage Young People to Proactively Manage Their Diabetes
Date:8/6/2008

Teen Pop Sensation Shares Personal Story to Inspire Others to Achieve Their

'Simple Wins'

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nick Jonas, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers established his role as a diabetes ambassador by launching a new partnership with Bayer Diabetes Care to provide young people and their families with the motivation and support they need to help simplify life with diabetes.

At a press conference today in New York City, Nick and Bayer kicked off their long-term partnership, with Bayer making an initial large donation to the Change for the Children Foundation to support Nick's goal of helping children with diabetes. The Foundation is a Jonas Brothers organization that provides support to programs that motivate and inspire children to face adversity with confidence, determination and a will to succeed. The partnership will provide resources and information over the next few years specifically designed for young people with diabetes to help them simplify their lives and successfully manage their disease.

Nick, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13, is passionate about sharing his personal story because he knows so many young people like him can feel alone and even embarrassed by the disease. It's important to Nick to take what he's learned and what works for him and pass it along to others who may be feeling the same way.

"Nearly every day I hear from someone like me who says that I make them feel it's OK to have diabetes and that's really cool that I can do that," said Nick Jonas. "I know I'm lucky because I have a family that encourages me a lot. I want to give that same inspiration to other kids with diabetes, and working with Bayer lets me do that."

Bayer and Nick share a common goal of helping people with diabetes simplify their lives by achieving "Simple Wins": small, everyday victories for managing the disease that can lead to big differences over time.
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