Every day I have to watch, to look at it, to make sure that everything is cool and still intact, to make sure I'm doing the best I can to manage it.
There are definitely times, though, that I feel like saying, "I don't want to deal with this; I just want to have this Gatorade or slice of pizza and not have to deal," but I have to take it one step at a time, and I do.
And that's all while handling the normal ups and downs of life as a (famous) teenager, including his tabloid-fodder love life.
Just before the New Year, Jonas returned to Los Angeles to decompress from life on tour and to get back into the studio, where he's working on a "top-secret" new music project.
The next step for me, personally, is a lot of writing and producing for other artists—that's going to become a big part of my career.
Along with that, maybe some more theater down the road.
But the Jonas Brothers are definitely still together.
Right now we're just doing different things, as individuals—but we're always together. However, actually doing it, I don't know if it's something I'll be able to do.
Over time, naturally, you learn how to best manage your diabetes. It's been a real blessing that over the years, my A1C has come down and down and down [from 12.1 percent, at diagnosis].
I've had it for five years, and you just learn how to deal. At my last checkup, it was the lowest it's ever been.
I have been independent for a while—I just am that way—but when it comes to my diabetes, in the past four to five months, I've been taking even more responsibility.
I'm really taking it on myself—relying on friends and family when needed, but knowing this is something that I have, that I have to deal with. Like, it's made me strong mentally, in the sense where now I think about everything with logic because of diabetes, because it requires you to think with logic and to really think everything through.
Mature, humble, and always to the point, he took a break to chat with .