Dr. Jeremy Pettus, endocrinologist and type 1 diabetes patient, discusses how smart phone technology is helping to transform how we manage our health and unveils the latest tool for convenient and wireless diabetes management.
• 61% of adults in the US own smartphones
• 52% of smartphone owners gather heath information on their phones
• 26 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes. 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010
Jeremy Pettus, MD, is an endocrinology fellow at the University of California, San Diego. After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes himself at the age of 15, Dr. Pettus has dedicated his career toward treating and educating others with the disease. In addition to his clinical work at UCSD, Dr Pettus is also involved in basic immunology research with a focus on cure based therapies. Finally, Dr Pettus has interests in patient empowerment through education. He is very involved with the not-for-profit organization entitled Taking Control of Your Diabetes. With this organization, Dr. Pettus speaks at patient-centered conferences around the country and heads the conference’s “Type 1 Diabetes” track.
ADVANCES IN MOBILE TECHNOLOGY ARE MAKING IT EASIER TO MANAGE OUR HEALTH. THAT’S GOOD NEWS FOR THE NEARLY 26 MILLION AMERICANS WITH DIABETES. JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT THIS – ENDOCRINOLOGIST DR. JEREMY PETTUS WHO ALSO HAS DIABETES HIMSELF.