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Usher: Watching My Diabetic Son Prick Himself Every Day Is ‘Difficult,’ But I’m Inspired by His ‘Bravery’

10/29/2015 at 06:00 PM ET

Usher is opening up about his son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes.

The singer and Voice alum is using his celebrity as a platform to advocate for a cure for the disease, which prevents the body from producing insulin and is usually diagnosed in children and young adults.

Since his 7-year-old son Usher V (aka “Cinco”) was diagnosed last year, Usher says there has been a lot of adjusting.

But the biggest change has been “a greater deal of appreciation for the bravery that children his age have,” he told PEOPLE exclusively Wednesday in New York at the JDRF‘s Promise Ball, which aimed to raise awareness and money for research and a cure.

“A child that every day has to prick himself and has to be cautious of what he eats and also to carry this disorder around — that really is the type of bravery that we all aspire to have,” says Usher, 37, who attended the event with his reported wife Grace Miguel.

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Carson Daly: ‘I’m Not Missing a Minute’ of My Baby’s Birth

04/03/2014 at 10:00 PM ET

Carson Daly The Voice Gregg DeGuire/Wireimage

He produces and hosts The Voice, is a social media guru for the Today show and hosts his own morning radio show, but the most important job in Carson Daly‘s life is being a fantastic father.

“My family’s the most important thing,” Daly, who’s expecting his third child with fiancée Siri Pinter in August, told PEOPLE Thursday at a private concert with The Voice judges at The Sayers Club.

He added: “I’m not missing a minute of the birth of my kid. Family first.”

And though Pinter’s not yet having any late-night cravings, the television personality, 40, is ready if they should hit.

“I’ll be happy to get up and go get some pickles at 3 in the morning if I have to do an interview on the Today show at 5 in the morning,” Daly, dad to daughter Etta Jones, 19 months, and son Jackson James, 5, said.

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