Operation Diabetes is a diabetes screening and awareness campaign seeking to increase overall awareness of diabetes and the role pharmacists play in prevention and managing the effects of diabetes. Our mission, as a committee, is to help the public become more knowledgeable about the disease and to recognize the risk factors, signs and symptoms of pre-diabetes and diabetes.
You have the opportunity to take your knowledge outside of the classroom and make a difference for the community. It could be as simple as explaining the meaning of someone’s blood sugar number. It all starts with one idea, one chapter, and one community.
1. What year in pharmacy school are you? PY3
2. Where did you do your pre-pharmacy work? University of Louisville
3. How many years in undergrad? 4
4. What got you into pharmacy and what are your pharmacy interests?
I became familiar with the profession through having family in the profession. My father, grandfather, and sister are all pharmacists. I also worked in a pharmacy throughout undergrad. I do not know what I want to do in pharmacy yet, but I do want a career with a lot of patient interaction.
5. What’s your favorite thing about KAPS?
Opportunity for leadership experiences and networking in the profession.