Brec Bassinger Reveals Nick Jonas Was Her Inspiration After Being Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

“I wanted to be someone’s Nick Jonas. I wanted to be someone’s inspiration, whether it be a diabetic or another person with a disease.”

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Brec Bassinger is getting real with YSBNow in her latest cover story!

The 18-year-old actress opened up to the inspirational site about her battle with Type 1 Diabetes.

“I was very moody, very thirsty, and I’d lost a lot of weight very fast,” she recalls.

After hearing the diagnosis from the doctors in the hospital, Brec knew that her life was about to change. “I didn’t really understand what was going on, but I could tell my parents were worried,” she told YSBNow. “I was old enough to realize it was a big deal and something was changing.”

Just like Brec, Nick Jonas was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. “My mom brought this article about Nick Jonas having Type 1 Diabetes into my hospital room and said, ‘If he can do it, you can do it,’” she remembers. “It really inspired me. And at that moment, I wanted to be someone’s Nick Jonas. I wanted to be someone’s inspiration, whether it be a diabetic or another person with a disease.”

We’re so proud of Brec and everything she has overcome to be who she is today!

Watch Brec’s full interview with YSBNow below and read the full cover story here.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.