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Jonas Brother Saves Kid's Life

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Nick's openness about his diabetes gave one Mom an a-ha! moment.


Leisa Daniel noticed her daughter's weight loss and didn't think much about it until one night--at a Jonas Brothers' concert. The next day changed daughter Morgan's life forever. 

Momlogic: Tell us what happened.
Leisa: "Her friends were getting fixed up for the concert. I just bought her a pair of blue jeans two to three weeks before and they fit her perfectly. She said, "Mom, look at my blue jeans. They're so big!" This is kind of a cycle for her. She's a petite child; she goes through cycles of eating real well and then she doesn't, so I didn't think too much of it. I had also noticed that she had been drinking more. She is a child who would rather drink than eat.  

That night before the concert and the next morning she was talking about Nick Jonas being diabetic and wearing an insulin pump. I wear one myself, and I thought it was so cool that he was a diabetic and in a band and tours all over the country. All of a sudden a light bulb went off in my head and I thought, 'Ohmigosh. Morgan has all the symptoms of diabetes.' I went blank. 

I had a blood glucose meter and her blood glucose was 356. I thought something was wrong with my meter. I sent her to school because I didn't want to alarm her and called the doctor; he said to bring her in for a blood glucose tolerance test. When she got home from school, I tested her again and her blood glucose was over 500. I called the doctor again and he told me to bring her into the children's hospital. That evening she was admitted to the hospital and was diagnosed right away."

Momlogic: What was going through your mind after Morgan was diagnosed?
Leisa: We only stayed one day in the hospital. You kind of go through it as you would a death. You feel anger, guilt and sadness--different stages, like you would when you're diagnosed with any disease. I was kind of going through my guilt--I felt I should have recognized this sooner. I thought, 'if Nick Jonas hadn't talked about himself being diabetic and her thinking about it and talking about it, I might've let it go on to where she would've gotten really sick.' The doctor said we had really caught it in time.

Momlogic: What advice can you give to other Moms?

Leisa: "If you're unsure, always take them to the doctor to make sure. I always say better be safe than sorry. If you have that motherly instinct that something is wrong, you should investigate it. The weight loss was so sudden. Be aware of your child."

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17 comments so far | Post a comment now
Natasha May 6, 2008, 9:07 AM

I just want to say that this story is really inspirational to other people who may have diabetes and to maybe help them get through their struggles.

Nadine May 6, 2008, 8:17 PM

Omg, that’s so amazing! Nick is a hero! Kids with diabetes are so brave…

Linda May 7, 2008, 12:16 AM

Amazing how this young boy from the Jonas Brothers has opened you up to saving the life of your daughter! Great story.

Amanda May 7, 2008, 1:28 PM

nick jonas is such an inspiration. he’s a hero to many kids and parents around the world. amazing story!

Shannon May 7, 2008, 7:13 PM

Omigosh! I wish Nick jonas will read this one day!! :D

Crystal May 8, 2008, 8:39 AM

wow . jonas brothers save lives . they`re such heroes (especially nick [not favoritsm]) to everyone and they saved that girl`s life . amazinggggggggg .

Jennifer  May 8, 2008, 12:48 PM

I love you nick jonas

amber gallo May 8, 2008, 2:51 PM

I lovvvvvvvvvvvve you nick jonas

Alyssa Jonas May 8, 2008, 8:04 PM

such a sad story. I LOVE NICK JONAS!!! i have his email! i also got tickets! NICK JONAS FAN 4 LIFE!!!

*Nick J. & Alyssa M. 4 ever*

Secilia j. May 9, 2008, 9:21 AM

i really do not care if nick has that. heas still hot like usuall. sj+nj=♥

nish May 10, 2008, 2:23 PM

well i think this is a sad story but comfortable because of nick jeje
i just have to say good luck !

peace and love ??

nc&nj= (L)

odel May 11, 2008, 7:49 PM

cool you guy rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kristen June 1, 2008, 12:05 AM

this is a really amazing story.
and i personally was just diagnosed with a little-known, uncurable disorder so i understand how traumatic it seems.
but i have been able to look at nick jonas and realize that i get what god gives me and it’s up to me to add some hope and make something good out of it.
he really is a hero and an amazing young man.

Rissa Rey August 22, 2008, 2:11 AM

OMG! He Did Not Save Her She Saved Herself!

mrs.nick jonas [haley l.] January 24, 2009, 2:55 PM

this is a truly amazing story i have 200 posters 3 t-shirts 1 pair of shorts and i went to their concert twice….
i love you nick NICK your amazing

br April 22, 2009, 1:24 PM

Diabetes sucks i know i have it

Pharme822 April 6, 2011, 10:53 AM

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