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About Jeremy Pettus, MD

Jeremy Pettus, MD, is a board-certified endocrinologist who specializes in treating diabetes. He works with individuals who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes to develop personalized treatment plans which may include healthy eating, exercise, diabetes medication or insulin therapy and blood sugar monitoring.

Dr. Pettus enjoys empowering his patients through education. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes himself at age 15, Dr. Pettus has dedicated his career toward treating and educating others with the disease. He also works with the not-for-profit organization Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD.org), speaking at patient-centered conferences around the country.

An assistant professor of medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Pettus conducts clinical research on new therapeutic approaches to managing type 1 diabetes. These include therapies to prevent the disease, slow its progression after onset, improve blood glucose levels, reduce hypoglycemia, and more. Interventions include new technologies (continuous glucose monitors and artificial pancreas approaches), immunotherapies, stem cell implantation, and adjunctive therapies to insulin.

Dr. Pettus completed his fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at UC San Diego School of Medicine and the VA San Diego Healthcare System. He was also a research fellow at the La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology. He completed his residency in internal medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he was also chief medical resident. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Pettus is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.

He has authored numerous articles and books related to diabetes research and treatment. Dr. Pettus is a member of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and the American College of Physicians.

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For more information, see Endocrinology and Diabetes and Diabetes Care.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Conditions and Treatments

  • Diabetes
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted