By Sandra Rose  | 

R&B singer Usher Raymond says his 6-year-old son, Naviyd, wants to grow up to be a scientist to find a cure for his older brother's type I diabetes.

“I have two sons. Usher Raymond V -- we call him Cinco -- has Type 1 diabetes,” Usher said during the JDRF’s Promise Ball on Thursday. “My son truly inspires me every day."

7-year-old Cinco (pictured above left) developed Type I juvenile diabetes as a toddler when his pancreas stopped making insulin.

Without insulin to help push sugar into his body's cells to convert sugar into energy, his blood sugar will remain in his circulation and rise to dangerous levels.

Cinco's blood sugar must be carefully monitored and he must take insulin injections daily. Additionally, Usher has to carefully count Cinco's carbohydrate intake to make sure he isn't consuming too much sugar.

Cinco nearly drowned in a swimming pool accident in Atlanta in 2013.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Awww that's too sweet ...... speak that future into existence ... Love it

  • jussaying

    lol i was distracted by that pic she used of usher - eesh. his head looks like a baby bottle pop.

  • imright

    & he will! ???????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Can he outgrow this form of Diabetes .... aww he can't eat lots of candy like the other little ones :-( .... Glad Usher has custody over him smh .... cause that mamma chile

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    rofl lol

  • PettyEyezPrime


    Kids are truly an inspiration.

  • SummerBaby

    Awww this is so sweet!

  • EasyBreezy

    These two cuties.......

  • Miany

    Good morning yall....I'm mobile today, finishing touches on my bday party....Sibling love is soooo sweet! I believe the baby WILL cure cancer. All that intelligent African blood in him :love:

  • SunnyChi

    Awww that's too cute. There's nothing like sibling love!

  • nucynu25

    That's cute. Can we please get a post on Blk Chyna stupid ass ???? Please.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    That's awesome.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    What she do now?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    My tummy is cramping so freaking bad ... even pain killers not working sheesh

  • The Mrs.

    I heard that she said the tattoo of Future is not real and it was just a temporary tattoo put on for his new video.

  • nucynu25

    You know she went & got that stupid ass future tatto, and wanted to be petty so she posted it on CiCi bday. Maybe a day or so ago future tweeted out he was single & doing what makes him happy. Now this ho got this stupid ass sharpie challenge to mske ppl think it was fake bUT the artist who did the tats said it's real , he tatted her & future @ the same time. Lol future played the piss out her #ain't no future bihh

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Hope you feel better soon. Nobody wants to be sick on the weekend.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I just got here and I am ready to go

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Got that right .... and thanks I should be fine ... just hurting ret now .... I will pop some more pills if it gets too bad

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    I want to go to bed.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You not the only one sheesh

  • T’acheItEzee15

    Handsome boys looking Sharp in their suits.

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Me right now... with my coworkers...

  • Datsmdubya2u2

    Yeah lil kids always say they wanna be doctors then in middle school and high school they dont wanna do the math and science...

  • Yoni

    They look so handsome in their suits! #grownlilmanswag

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    NICE! That's what I'm talmbout :dance:

    AND I know Ush will send him to the best schools/programs SO I CAN DEFINITELY SEE THIS HAPPENING!!! :yes:

  • Pebbles

    That's what she gets for trying to be petty. You mean to tell me that She didn't know King Petty ( future) track record?

    He is a hit it & quit it good time only type of dude!

    King Petty ( future)

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Feel better

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Omg they are too dang adorable. Bless him diabetes is thee devil.

  • nucynu25

    Girl, she too old to be so stupid. She stay losing. First you let a child take yo baby daddy right from under yo nose , then out of all the ppl on the entire globe you go get future dog aas tatted on you. Lol

  • Ms. Damn Solo

    Try a heating pad instead of more pills. Pain pills are not good for the stomach lining and they cause constipation. Hope you feel better.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I am feeling better thanks

  • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

    Type One Diabetes cannot be outgrown. Although, it can be well managed- insulin is always required. The biggest myth is they cannot eat candy. They can eat whatever, within moderation. The worse thing to do is tell a T1 diabetic they cannot have, they will find away.

  • MzApple

    can we get a post on the Zola story lol

  • Sexy CJ

    R&B singer Usher Raymond says his 6-year-old son, Naviyd, wants to grow up to be a scientist to find a cure for his older brother’s type I diabetes............

  • MzApple

    so glamour mag gave caitlyn jenner woman of the year *side eye* how SWAY

  • Sexy CJ

    Usher has to carefully count Cinco’s carbohydrate intake to make sure he isn’t consuming too much sugar.......

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  • finallymadeitn

    My 14 yr old daughter is Type 1 diabetic. She was diagnosed @ 7. My biggest pet pev was when people would tell her she would grow out of it. Its already hard on a young child to be different but to have adults giving them false hope is even worst. Its still hard 7 years later...hormones & being a typical teenager. With patiences & being persistent it can be managed while having a normal childhood.

  • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

    Yes, I cannot stand misinformation- especially people not knowing the difference between T1 & T2. We are only on our 2nd year but the hormones are definitely kicking in! She will be 11 next week. My friend in here has a 3 year old - we cry, laugh, and help each other through the life changes.

  • Sexy CJ

    R&B singer Usher Raymond says his 6-year-old son, Naviyd, wants to grow up to be a scientist to find a cure for his older brother’s type I diabetes......

  • DawnEesha

    So many people ask that question. Nope my 3 year will have diabetes until there's a cure and she can eat whatever she wants to eat!

  • RoyalBeauty

    They're so handsome!!! The youngest one reminds me of a little version of the singer Lloyd.

  • Mahogany

    Roses always have the best gifs

  • Queen B

    How do children develop diabetes?

  • Enoughsaid2020

    That is too sweet! Family should take care of each other.

  • Linda NaeNae Owens

    I believe him