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Dr. Gregory Peter Forlenza, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1635 Aurora Court; 6th Floor
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Gregory Forlenza's area of specialization is pediatric endocrinology. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC), and CU Medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Forlenza attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Forlenza is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

UCHealth - Mike Mcdermott MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Mike McDermott specializes in adult endocrinology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. McDermott accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McDermott include: Physician of the Year, University of Colorado Hospital; Outstanding Clinical Teacher, University of Colorado Medical School, Kaiser Permanente; and Physican of the Year, University of Colorado Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Sarit Polsky, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Sarit Polsky, who practices in Aurora, CO, is a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes. Dr. Polsky's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine. She attended Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and then went on to complete her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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UCHealth - James Falko MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. James Falko's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Falko accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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UCHealth - Helen Lawler MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Helen Lawler's specialty is adult endocrinology. Dr. Lawler's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lawler accepts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
13123 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Guy Alonso practices pediatric endocrinology in Aurora, CO. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alonso studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2005) The University of Texas Houston Medical School and Member 2005 - The University of Texas Houston Medical School Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In addition to English, Dr. Alonso speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC), and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Aaron Michels is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC), and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Before performing his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Michels attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes

UCHealth - Micol Rothman MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Micol Rothman is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Dr. Rothman's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Clinical interests for Dr. Rothman include menopause. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Rothman is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Bryan Roland Haugen, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Bryan Haugen is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His professional affiliations include CU Medicine and the University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center. His education and training includes medical school at Mayo Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Haugen takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America 2008 - 2008-2014 Best Doctors and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors (2008) 2008-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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Dr. Satish K Garg, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Pediatric Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Satish Garg is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Garg is a graduate of Punjab Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: ADA-Award, ADA; RSSDI Oration, RSSDI; and PGIMER-Award, PGIMER. Dr. Garg (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC), and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Kidney Problems

Dr. Cecilia Chiacheh Low Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Cecilia Wang is a specialist in adult endocrinology. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang takes. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Robert Harold Eckel, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Robert Eckel's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. In his practice, Dr. Eckel focuses on hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eckel accepts. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Eckel has received the following distinctions: Clinical Investigator Award, Endocrine Society (2016) Contributions to endocrine research; Robert H. Herman Award, American Society for Nutrition (2011) Nutrition science; and Gold Heart Award, American Heart Association (2010) Service to the AHA.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

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Dr. Viralkumar N Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Viral Shah practices adult endocrinology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Shah has received professional recognition including the following: Short-term Studentship 2001 - Indian Council of Medical Research; Clinical Medicine Scholar Award 2006 - B. Braun Medical Trust Foundation; and Excellence in Endocrinology 2012 - A.V. Gandhi Award. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC), and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism, Type 1 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Endocrine Diseases

UCHealth - Virginia Sarapura MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Virginia Sarapura practices adult endocrinology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sarapura attended the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sarapura is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Robert Henry Slover II, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Robert Slover's specialty is pediatric endocrinology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC), and CU Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Slover performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Teacher 1987 - Fitzsimons Army Medical Center; Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Teacher 1991 - Fitzsimons Army Medical Center; and Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Teacher, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

UCHealth - Janice Kerr MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Janice Kerr's specialty is adult endocrinology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and CU Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Kerr honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Pituitary Disorders, Endocrine Diseases

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.
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