Sarit Polsky, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center

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Medical School:
  • MD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2004)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University (2002)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Brandeis University (MA) (1999)
Internship:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program (2005)
Residency:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program, Internal Medicine (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Montefiore) Program, Clinical Research Fellowship (2008)
  • University of Colorado, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2012)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center

Professional Titles

  • Director of the Pregnancy and Women's Health Clinic at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
  • Associate Director, CU Diabetes Fellowship
  • Co-Director of the EPIC Diabetes Conference

Recognition & Awards

  • Steering Committee Member, T1D Exchange Clinic Network and Registry (2017)

Research Interests

My research focus is in type 1 diabetes mellitus with 3 main foci: 1) women's health, 2) advanced diabetes technologies, and 3) complications.

Teaching

  • Instructor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
  • Assistant Professor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Medicine
    Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

Publications

  • Mizokami-Stout K, Bailey R, Ang L, Aleppo G, Levy CJ, Rickels MR, Shah VN, Polsky S, Nelson B, Carlson AL, Vendrame F, Pop-Busui R. Symptomatic diabetic autonomic neuropathy in type 1 diabetes (T1D): Findings from the T1D exchange. J Diabetes Complications. 2022 May;36(5):108148. PubMed PMID: 35279403
  • Lavik AR, Ebekozien O, Noor N, Alonso GT, Polsky S, Blackman SM, Chen J, Corathers SD, Demeterco-Berggren C, Gallagher MP, Greenfield M, Garrity A, Rompicherla S, Rapaport R, Yayah Jones NH. Trends in Type 1 Diabetic Ketoacidosis During COVID-19 Surges at 7 US Centers: Highest Burden on non-Hispanic Black Patients. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2022 Jun 16;107(7):1948-1955. PubMed PMID: 35380700
  • Noor N, Kamboj MK, Triolo T, Polsky S, McDonough RJ, Demeterco-Berggren C, Jacobsen L, Sonabend R, Ebekozien O, DeSalvo DJ. Hybrid Closed-Loop Systems and Glycemic Outcomes in Children and Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: Real-World Evidence From a U.S.-Based Multicenter Collaborative. Diabetes Care. 2022 Aug 1;45(8):e118-e119. PubMed PMID: 35708494
  • Tell SS, Schafer M, Vigers T, Baumgartner AD, Lyon E, Gross S, Polsky S, Snell-Bergeon JK, Schauer IE, Nadeau KJ. Bromocriptine quick-release as adjunct therapy in youth and adults with type 1 diabetes: A randomized, placebo-controlled crossover study. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2022 Nov;24(11):2148-2158. PubMed PMID: 35712800
  • Russell SJ, Beck RW, Damiano ER, El-Khatib FH, Ruedy KJ, Balliro CA, Li Z, Calhoun P, Wadwa RP, Buckingham B, Zhou K, Daniels M, Raskin P, White PC, Lynch J, Pettus J, Hirsch IB, Goland R, Buse JB, Kruger D, Mauras N, Muir A, McGill JB, Cogen F, Weissberg-Benchell J, Sherwood JS, Castellanos LE, Hillard MA, Tuffaha M, Putman MS, Sands MY, Forlenza G, Slover R, Messer LH, Cobry E, Shah VN, Polsky S, Lal R, Ekhlaspour L, Hughes MS, Basina M, Hatipoglu B, Olansky L, Bhangoo A, Forghani N, Kashmiri H, Sutton F, Choudhary A, Penn J, Jafri R, Rayas M, Escaname E, Kerr C, Favela-Prezas R, Boeder S, Trikudanathan S, Williams KM, Leibel N, Kirkman MS, Bergamo K, Klein KR, Dostou JM, Machineni S, Young LA, Diner JC, Bhan A, Jones JK, Benson M, Bird K, Englert K, Permuy J, Cossen K, Felner E, Salam M, Silverstein JM, Adamson S, Cedeno A, Meighan S, Dauber A. Multicenter, Randomized Trial of a Bionic Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2022 Sep 29;387(13):1161-1172. PubMed PMID: 36170500
  • Rotbain Curovic V, Roy N, Hansen TW, Luiza Caramori M, Cherney DZ, De Boer IH, Emanuele MA, Hirsch IB, Lingvay I, Mcgill JB, Polsky S, Pop-Busui R, Sigal RJ, Tuttle KR, Umpierrez GE, Wallia A, Rosas SE, Rossing P. Baseline risk markers and visit-to-visit variability in relation to kidney outcomes - A post-hoc analysis of the PERL study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2022 Oct 17;193:110119. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36265753
  • DeSalvo DJ, Noor N, Xie C, Corathers SD, Majidi S, McDonough RJ, Polsky S, Izquierdo R, Rioles N, Weinstock R, Obrynba K, Roberts A, Vendrame F, Sanchez J, Ebekozien O. Patient Demographics and Clinical Outcomes Among Type 1 Diabetes Patients Using Continuous Glucose Monitors: Data From T1D Exchange Real-World Observational Study. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2021 Oct 9;:19322968211049783. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34632823
  • Shah VN, Snell-Bergeon JK, Demmitt J, Joshee P, Garcetti R, Pyle L, Polsky S. Relationship between time-in-range, HbA1c and the glucose management indicator in pregnancies complicated by type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2021 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34524020
  • Majidi S, Ebekozien O, Noor N, Lyons SK, McDonough R, Gandhi K, Izquierdo R, Demeterco-Berggren C, Polsky S, Basina M, Desimone M, Thomas I, Rioles N, Jimenez-Vega J, Malik FS, Miyazaki B, Albanese-O'Neill A, Jones NY. Inequities in Health Outcomes in Children and Adults With Type 1 Diabetes: Data From the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative. Clin Diabetes. 2021 Jul;39(3):278-283. PubMed PMID: 34421203
  • Buschur EO, Campbell K, Pyle L, Garcetti R, Joshee P, Demmitt JK, Snell-Bergeon JK, Polsky S. Exploratory Analysis of Glycemic Control and Variability Over Gestation Among Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2021 Nov;23(11):768-772. PubMed PMID: 34115946
  • Draznin B, Sadhu A, Schutta M, Ramirez BF, Polsky S, Shubrook JH, Low Wang CC. Authors' Reply: Improved Access to Quality Diabetes Care in the United States: Where Do We Go From Here?. Endocr Pract. 2021 Jul;27(7):760-761. PubMed PMID: 33940181
  • Draznin B, Sadhu A, Schutta M, Ramirez BF, Polsky S, Shubrook JH, Low Wang CC. The Diabetes Epidemic and Diabetes Fellowships for Primary Care Physicians. Endocr Pract. 2021 Jun;27(6):636-637. PubMed PMID: 33757910
  • Buschur EO, Polsky S. Type 1 Diabetes: Management in Women From Preconception to Postpartum. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Mar 25;106(4):952-967. PubMed PMID: 33331893
  • Sklar J, Pyle L, Snell-Bergeon JK, Garcetti R, Joshee P, Demmitt JK, Polsky S. Glycemic variability and indices of glycemic control among pregnant women with type 1 diabetes (T1D) based on the use of continuous glucose monitoring share technology. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Dec 7;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34875947
  • Levy CJ, Foster NC, DuBose SN, Agarwal S, Lyons SK, Peters AL, Uwaifo GI, DiMeglio LA, Sherr JL, Polsky S. Changes in Device Uptake and Glycemic Control Among Pregnant Women With Type 1 Diabetes: Data From the T1D Exchange. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2021 Nov;15(6):1297-1302. PubMed PMID: 33218278
  • O'Malley G, Ebekozien O, Desimone M, Pinnaro CT, Roberts A, Polsky S, Noor N, Aleppo G, Basina M, Tansey M, Steenkamp D, Vendrame F, Lorincz I, Mathias P, Agarwal S, Golden L, Hirsch IB, Levy CJ. COVID-19 Hospitalization in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from the T1D Exchange Multicenter Surveillance Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jan 23;106(2):e936-e942. PubMed PMID: 33165563
  • O'Malley G, Ebekozien O, Desimone M, Pinnaro CT, Roberts A, Polsky S, Noor N, Aleppo G, Basina M, Tansey M, Steenkamp D, Vendrame F, Lorincz I, Mathias P, Agarwal S, Golden L, Hirsh IB, Levy CJ. COVID-19 Hospitalization in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from the T1D Exchange Multi-Center Surveillance Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33165563
  • Alessi SM, Foster NC, Rash CJ, Van Name MA, Tamborlane WV, Cengiz E, Polsky S, Wagner J. Alcohol Use and Clinical Outcomes in Adults in the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange. Can J Diabetes. 2020 Aug;44(6):501-506. PubMed PMID: 32792103
  • Doria A, Galecki AT, Spino C, Pop-Busui R, Cherney DZ, Lingvay I, Parsa A, Rossing P, Sigal RJ, Afkarian M, Aronson R, Caramori ML, Crandall JP, de Boer IH, Elliott TG, Goldfine AB, Haw JS, Hirsch IB, Karger AB, Maahs DM, McGill JB, Molitch ME, Perkins BA, Polsky S, Pragnell M, Robiner WN, Rosas SE, Senior P, Tuttle KR, Umpierrez GE, Wallia A, Weinstock RS, Wu C, Mauer M. Serum Urate Lowering with Allopurinol and Kidney Function in Type 1 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. 2020 Jun 25;382(26):2493-2503. PubMed PMID: 32579810
  • Castorino K, Polsky S, O'Malley G, Levister C, Nelson K, Farfan C, Brackett S, Puhr S, Levy C. Performance of the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System in Pregnant Women with Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2020 Apr 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32324061
  • Polsky S, Garcetti R, Pyle L, Joshee P, Demmitt JK, Snell-Bergeon JK. Continuous glucose monitor use with and without remote monitoring in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes: A pilot study. PLoS One. 2020;15(4):e0230476. PubMed PMID: 32298269
  • Shah VN, Bailey R, Wu M, Foster NC, Pop-Busui R, Katz M, Crandall J, Bacha F, Nadeau K, Libman I, Hiers P, Mizokami-Stout K, DiMeglio LA, Sherr J, Pratley R, Agarwal S, Snell-Bergeon J, Cengiz E, Polsky S, Mehta SN. Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: Findings from Prospective Real-life T1D Exchange Registry. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 May 1;105(5). PubMed PMID: 31955209
  • Thrasher J, Polsky S, Hovsepian L, Nowotny I, Pierre S, Bois De Fer B, Bhargava A, Mukherjee B, Garg SK. Safety and Tolerability of Insulin Aspart Biosimilar SAR341402 Versus Originator Insulin Aspart (NovoLog) When Used in Insulin Pumps in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized, Open-Label Clinical Trial. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2020 Sep;22(9):666-673. PubMed PMID: 31833801
  • Polsky S, Garcetti R, Pyle L, Joshee P, Demmitt JK, Snell-Bergeon JK. Continuous Glucose Monitor Use With Remote Monitoring Reduces Fear of Hypoglycemia in Pregnant Women With Type 1 Diabetes: A Pilot Study. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2020 Jan;14(1):191-192. PubMed PMID: 31779476
  • Polsky S, Akturk HK. Case series of a hybrid closed-loop system used in pregnancies in clinical practice. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2020 Mar;36(3):e3248. PubMed PMID: 31758630
  • Mizokami-Stout KR, Li Z, Foster NC, Shah V, Aleppo G, McGill JB, Pratley R, Toschi E, Ang L, Pop-Busui R; for T1D Exchange Clinic Network; T1D Exchange Clinic Networ k. The Contemporary Prevalence of Diabetic Neuropathy in Type 1 Diabetes: Findings From the T1D Exchange. Diabetes Care. 2020 Apr; 43(4): 806-812. [PMID: 32029635, doi: 10.2337/dc19-1583]
  • Miller KM, Hermann J, Foster N, Hofer SE, Rickels MR, Danne T, Clements MA, Lilienthal E, Maahs DM, Holl RW, T1D Exchange and DPV Registries, T1D Exchange Clinic Network. Longitudinal Changes in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Use Among Individuals With Type 1 Diabetes: International Comparison in the German and Austrian DPV and U.S. T1D Exchange Registries. Diabetes Care. 2020 Jan; 43(1): e1-e2. [PMID: 31672703, doi: 10.2337/dc19-1214]
  • Polsky S, Foster NC, DuBose SN, Agarwal S, Lyons S, Peters AL, Uwaifo GI, DiMeglio LA, Sherr JL, Levy CJ. Incident diabetes complications among women with type 1 diabetes based on parity. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Dec 6;:1-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33280471
  • Halliday TM, Polsky S, Schoen JA, Legget KT, Tregellas JR, Williamson KM, Cornier MA. Comparison of surgical versus diet-induced weight loss on appetite regulation and metabolic health outcomes. Physiol Rep. 2019 Apr;7(7):e14048. PubMed PMID: 30927343
  • Afkarian M, Polsky S, Parsa A, Aronson R, Caramori ML, Cherney DZ, Crandall JP, de Boer IH, Elliott TG, Galecki AT, Goldfine AB, Haw JS, Hirsch IB, Karger AB, Lingvay I, Maahs DM, McGill JB, Molitch ME, Perkins BA, Pop-Busui R, Pragnell M, Rosas SE, Rossing P, Senior P, Sigal RJ, Spino C, Tuttle KR, Umpierrez GE, Wallia A, Weinstock RS, Wu C, Mauer M, Doria A. Preventing Early Renal Loss in Diabetes (PERL) Study: A Randomized Double-Blinded Trial of Allopurinol-Rationale, Design, and Baseline Data. Diabetes Care. 2019 Aug;42(8):1454-1463. PubMed PMID: 31186299
  • McGill JB, Wu M, Pop-Busui R, Mizokami-Stout K, Tamborlane WV, Aleppo G, Gubitosi-Klug RA, Haller MJ, Willi SM, Foster NC, Zimmerman C, Libman I, Polsky S, Rickels MR. Biologic and social factors predict incident kidney disease in type 1 diabetes: Results from the T1D exchange clinic network. J Diabetes Complications. 2019 Oct;33(10):107400. PubMed PMID: 31279735
  • Polsky S, Akturk HK. Case series of a hybrid closed-loop system used in pregnancies in clinical practice. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2019 Nov 22;:e3248. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31758630
  • Petry NM, Foster NC, Cengiz E, Tamborlane WV, Wagner J, Polsky S. Substance Use in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes in the T1D Exchange. Diabetes Educ. 2018 Dec;44(6):510-518. PubMed PMID: 30203721
  • Shah VN, Wu M, Polsky S, Snell-Bergeon JK, Sherr JL, Cengiz E, DiMeglio LA, Pop-Busui R, Mizokami-Stout K, Foster NC, Beck RW. Gender differences in diabetes self-care in adults with type 1 diabetes: Findings from the T1D Exchange clinic registry. J Diabetes Complications. 2018 Oct;32(10):961-965. PubMed PMID: 30121205
  • Polsky S, Wu M, Bode BW, DuBose SN, Goland RS, Maahs DM, Foster NC, Peters AL, Levy CJ, Shah VN, Beck RW. Diabetes Technology Use Among Pregnant and Nonpregnant Women with T1D in the T1D Exchange. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 Aug;20(8):517-523. PubMed PMID: 29990438
  • Messer LH, Berget C, Beatson C, Polsky S, Forlenza GP. Preserving Skin Integrity with Chronic Device Use in Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 Jun;20(S2):S254-S264. PubMed PMID: 29916740
  • Polsky S. Is It Safe to Use "On-Demand" Continuous Glucose Monitoring During Pregnancy?. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 Mar;20(3):177-179. PubMed PMID: 29565718
  • Polsky S, Akturk HK. Alcohol Consumption, Diabetes Risk, and Cardiovascular Disease Within Diabetes. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Nov 4;17(12):136. PubMed PMID: 29103170
  • Garg SK, Polsky S. Continuous glucose monitoring in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes. Lancet. 2017 Nov 25;390(10110):2329-2331. PubMed PMID: 28923466
  • Polsky S, Garcetti R. CGM, Pregnancy, and Remote Monitoring. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2017 Jun;19(S3):S49-S59. PubMed PMID: 28585876
  • Dailey G, Ahmad A, Polsky S, Shah V. A novel option for prandial insulin therapy: inhaled insulin. Postgrad Med. 2016 Nov;128(8):839-847. PubMed PMID: 27580306
  • Mitchell NS, Polsky S, Catenacci VA, Furniss AL, Prochazka AV. Up to 7 Years of Sustained Weight Loss for Weight-Loss Program Completers. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Aug;49(2):248-58. PubMed PMID: 26033350
  • Polsky S, Donahoo WT, Lyons EE, Funk KL, Elliott TE, Williams R, Arterburn D, Portz JD, Bayliss E. Evaluation of care management intensity and bariatric surgical weight loss. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Mar;21(3):182-9. PubMed PMID: 25880623
  • Garg SK, Polsky S, Shah VN. New medications for the treatment of diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2015 Feb;17 Suppl 1:S119-33. PubMed PMID: 25679422
  • Polsky S, Ellis SL. Obesity, insulin resistance, and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2015 Aug;22(4):277-82. PubMed PMID: 26087341
  • Akturk HK, Rompicherla S, Rioles N, Desimone M, Weinstock R, Haw SJ, Ziemer D, Dickinson J, Agarwal S, Ebekozien O, Polsky S. Factors Associated with Improved Hemoglobin A1c among Adults with Type 1 Diabetes in the United States. Clinical Diabetes. [In press]
  • Tallon EM, Ebekozien O, Sanchez J, Staggs VS, Ferro D, McDonough R, Demeterco-Berggren C, Polsky S, Gomez P, Patel N, Prahalad P, Odugbesan O, Mathias P, Lee JM, Smith C, Shyu CR, Clements MA. Impact of diabetes status and related factors on COVID-19-associated hospitalization: A nationwide retrospective cohort study of 116,370 adults with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Diab Res Clin Prac.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Diabetes Association, Member

Practice Locations

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes Adult Clinic - CU Anschutz Medical Campus
1775 Aurora Ct
Suite A140
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-6755

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification (2011)
  • Colorado medical license, License (0001)
  • New Mexico medical license, License (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 1 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Thyroid Disease
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Osteoporosis
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss and Dieting
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Endocrine Disorders
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction
  • Pregnancy and Reproduction - Gestational Diabetes
  • Women's Health - Contraception
  • Women's Health
  • Women's Health - Menopause
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests focus on diabetes in general, and especially on diabetes topics related to women's health (including pregnancy, menses, and menopause), advanced diabetes technologies, and complications of diabetes.

Care Philosophy
I believe that I am a medical adviser to patients. As such, I work together with them to provide comprehensive care for their conditions that takes into account medical expertise, patient safety, and quality of life.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, and eating great meals.

Public Speaking
Yes
Diabetes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2004)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University (2002)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Brandeis University (MA) (1999)
Internships:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program, Internal Medicine (2007)
Fellowships:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Montefiore) Program, Clinical Research Fellowship (2008)
  • University of Colorado, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2012)
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Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center
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13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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