Learning to Trust Diabetes Technology

  • Jeremy Sparks University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Abstract

For many years, I didn’t embrace the technological advancements that were helping so many. It took meeting some of my fellow peers with diabetes at the Students With Diabetes conference in 2011 who used insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors to realize the impact that this technology could have on my life. At work and school, I can go about my normal business thanks to these pieces of technology. They are more than just tools to help me survive. They are a part of me and have become essential to helping with my day-to-day aspect of living with diabetes.

Author Biography

Jeremy Sparks, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Jeremy Sparks is a 25-year-old final-year student pharmacist at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Growing up in Florida, Jeremy became interested in pharmacy after being diagnosed with diabetes when he was 8 years old. He uses an Omnipod insulin pump and Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor to make life with diabetes as simple as possible. In his free time, Jeremy enjoys reading, cooking new recipes, and playing Quidditch. 

Published
2017-09-28
Section
Audience Perspective Editorials