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

Dr. Sarit Polsky is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Polsky's clinical interests include obesity, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polsky accepts. She graduated from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. For her residency, Dr. Polsky trained at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Polsky is conversant in Spanish.

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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. G. Alonso is a pediatric endocrinologist in Aurora, CO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Alonso is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alonso has received distinctions including 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.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes

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

Dr. Mike McDermott's area of specialization is adult endocrinology. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Before performing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. McDermott attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received distinctions including 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. 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. Dr. Forlenza attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forlenza accepts. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Robert Slover, who practices in Aurora, CO and Littleton, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric endocrinology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Slover has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Slover is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes)

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

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

Dr. Aaron Michels works as an adult endocrinologist. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Michels takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Michels trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency.

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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's specialty is adult endocrinology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rothman include menopause. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Rothman graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rothman's professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, 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 specializes in adult endocrinology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Falko is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes (juvenile 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 a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology and pediatric endocrinology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garg accepts. Dr. Garg attended medical school at Punjab Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include ADA-Award, ADA; RSSDI Oration, RSSDI; and PGIMER-Award, PGIMER. Dr. Garg (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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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 an endocrinologist. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Dr. Wang honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 a medical specialist in adult endocrinology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haugen takes. Dr. Haugen attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Haugen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Haugen has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America 2008 - 2008-2014 Best Doctors and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors (2008) 2008-2014. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Virginia Sarapura is an Aurora, CO physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sarapura at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Sarapura is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetes

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

Dr. Margaret Elizabeth Wierman, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12605 E 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Margaret Wierman is an adult endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wierman include menopause and contraception (birth control). On average, patients gave Dr. Wierman a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wierman is professionally affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Dr. Raymond S Gutin, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
1775 Aurora Court
Aurora, CO
 

Dr. Raymond Gutin's specialty is adult endocrinology. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gutin is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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

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

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

Dr. Viral Shah's medical specialty is adult endocrinology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's distinctions include: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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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

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

Dr. Liz Thomas is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Dr. Thomas accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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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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