Jonas Brother's New UK Diabetes Campaign

24/10/2009 12:47 | Updated 22 May 2015

The Jonas Brothers are best known in the UK for their roles in the film Camp Rock. In November their world tour reaches the UK, including two nights at Wembley Arena.

But did you know that Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers has another role, as a diabetes ambassador? He's now launched a competition exclusively for young people with diabetes, so they can win the chance to meet the brothers backstage on their tour.

Nick, who's now 17, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13. He's passionate about sharing his story because he knows so many young people like him can feel alone and even embarrassed by the condition. Nick feels that it's important to take what he's learned and what works for him and pass it along to others who may be feeling the same way.

Nick says:

"So many fans with diabetes from all over share their stories and thank me for being an inspiration to them. Nearly every day I hear from someone like me who says that I make them feel it's OK to have diabetes and it's really cool that I can do that. 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"

Here's how to enter Nick's competition:

Bayer Diabetes Care and Nick Jonas are inviting young people with diabetes to enter the "Express Your Simple Win Creativity Contest". Winners get exclusive tickets to see the Jonas Brothers live during their UK tour in November and meet Nick and the band backstage.

NIck is working with Bayer Diabetes Care to achieve the goal of helping people with diabetes simplify their lives by achieving "Simple Wins": small, everyday victories for managing the condition that can lead to big differences over time. For Nick, a Simple Win is about making other kids with diabetes feel like they can live their dreams and have a positive outlook.

To enter the contest, young people with diabetes between the ages of 6 and 18 are asked to submit a creative expression of their Simple Win. This could be original song lyrics, photography, painting/drawing, poster, collage or another form of creativity. Once your Simple Win entry is complete go to this website to find out how to submit your entry.

The competition will close on the 2nd of November when the top 20 favourite Simple Wins will be picked by a team of judges. Those lucky entrants will win tickets to attend a Jonas Brothers concert and will get to meet Nick and the band backstage; runners up will win exclusive signed Nick Jonas souvenirs.

People with diabetes and their families can also log onto the Nick's Simple Wins website to find out more about Nick's personal experiences, read Nick's blog posts and download "A Little Bit Longer", a song Nick wrote when he was having a particularly hard day managing his diabetes.

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