Halis Akturk, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center

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Medical School:
  • MD, Istanbul University, School of Medicine , Turkey (2007)
Internship:
  • Cleveland Clinic (2013)
Residency:
  • Creighton University Program, Internal Medicine (2014)
Fellowships:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2016)
Languages: English, Turkish
Department: Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research interests for Patients:
Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin pumps, Continuous glucose monitoring, artificial pancreas, hybrid closed-loop systems, effect of marijuana on type 1 diabetes, immune checkpoint( PD1/PDL1 inhibitor) induced type 1 diabetes

Publications

  • Akturk HK, Taylor DD, Camsari UM, Rewers A, Kinney GL, Shah VN. Association Between Cannabis Use and Risk for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30398521
  • Akturk HK, Snell-Bergeon JK, Rewers A, Klaff LJ, Bode BW, Peters AL, Bailey TS, Garg SK. Improved Postprandial Glucose with Inhaled Technosphere Insulin Compared with Insulin Aspart in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes on Multiple Daily Injections: The STAT Study. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 Oct;20(10):639-647. PubMed PMID: 30207748
  • Akturk HK, Alkanani A, Zhao Z, Yu L, Michels AW. PD-1 Inhibitor Immune-Related Adverse Events in Patients With Preexisting Endocrine Autoimmunity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Oct 1;103(10):3589-3592. PubMed PMID: 30124874
  • Prete A, Yan Q, Al-Tarrah K, Akturk HK, Prokop LJ, Alahdab F, Foster MA, Lord JM, Karavitaki N, Wass JA, Murad MH, Arlt W, Bancos I. The cortisol stress response induced by surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2018 Nov;89(5):554-567. PubMed PMID: 30047158
  • Akturk HK, Rewers A, Joseph H, Schneider N, Garg SK. Possible Ways to Improve Postprandial Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 Jun;20(S2):S224-S232. PubMed PMID: 29916737
  • Garg SK, Akturk HK. A New Era in Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Food and Drug Administration Creates a New Category of Factory-Calibrated Nonadjunctive, Interoperable Class II Medical Devices. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 Jun;20(6):391-394. PubMed PMID: 29901411
  • Garg SK, Rewers AH, Akturk HK. Ever-Increasing Insulin-Requiring Patients Globally. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 Jun;20(S2):S21-S24. PubMed PMID: 29873518
  • Akturk HK, Rewers A, Garg SK. SGLT inhibition: a possible adjunctive treatment for type 1 diabetes. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2018 Aug;25(4):246-250. PubMed PMID: 29794497
  • Zaied AA, Akturk HK, Joseph RW, Lee AS. New-onset insulin-dependent diabetes due to nivolumab. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2018;2018. PubMed PMID: 29623210
  • Akturk HK, Michels AW. Adverse Events Associated with Immune Checkpoint Blockade. N Engl J Med. 2018 Mar 22;378(12):1163-4. PubMed PMID: 29565519
  • Akturk HK. Management of Type 1 diabetes should be different from Type 2 diabetes at hospital admission. Diabet Med. 2018 Jun;35(6):824. PubMed PMID: 29505160
  • Akturk HK, Chindris AM, Hines JM, Singh RJ, Bernet VJ. Over-the-Counter "Adrenal Support" Supplements Contain Thyroid and Steroid-Based Adrenal Hormones. Mayo Clin Proc. 2018 Mar;93(3):284-290. PubMed PMID: 29502560
  • Oktay AA, Akturk HK, Esenboga K, Javed F, Polin NM, Jahangir E. Pathophysiology and Prevention of Heart Disease in Diabetes Mellitus. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2018 Mar;43(3):68-110. PubMed PMID: 29471918
  • Garg SK, Rewers AH, Akturk HK. New Medications for the Treatment of Diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 Feb;20(S1):S139-S153. PubMed PMID: 29437472
  • Akturk HK, Shah VN. Severe Hypoglycemia in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes After Switching to Insulin Degludec. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 Nov 1;:1932296817742922. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29183157
  • 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, Akturk HK. The Future of Continuous Glucose Monitoring. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2017 Jun;19(S3):S1-S2. PubMed PMID: 28585872
  • Garg SK, Shah VN, Akturk HK, Beatson C, Snell-Bergeon JK. Role of Mobile Technology to Improve Diabetes Care in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: The Remote-T1D Study iBGStar(®) in Type 1 Diabetes Management. Diabetes Ther. 2017 Aug;8(4):811-819. PubMed PMID: 28555339
  • Garg SK, Akturk HK. Flash Glucose Monitoring: The Future Is Here. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2017 May;19(S2):S1-S3. PubMed PMID: 28541133
  • Akturk HK, Nippoldt TB. Implications and Interpretations of Differences in Age-Adjusted Testosterone Levels-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 May 1;177(5):744. PubMed PMID: 28460107
  • Akturk HK, Sotello D, Ameri A, Abuzaid AS, Rivas AM, Vashisht P. Toxoplasma Infection in an Immunocompetent Host: Possible Risk of Living with Multiple Cats. Cureus. 2017 Mar 19;9(3):e1103. PubMed PMID: 28435763
  • Akturk HK, Smallridge R, Casler J. Rapidly Enlarging Thyroid Mass in a Patient With History of Multiple Cancers. JAMA Oncol. 2017 Jun 1;3(6):853-854. PubMed PMID: 28253395
  • Akturk HK, Shah VN. Severe Hypoglycemia in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes After Switching to Insulin Degludec. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2017 Nov 1;:1932296817742922. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29183157
  • Akturk HK, Nippoldt TB. Low Testosterone in Men Should Be a Sign Rather Than a Number to Increase: A Teachable Moment. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Dec 1;176(12):1743-1744. PubMed PMID: 27723882
  • Oktay AA, Akturk HK, Jahangir E. Diabetes mellitus and hypertension: a dual threat. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2016 Jul;31(4):402-9. PubMed PMID: 27070651
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Practice Locations

Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes - Specialty Clinic
1775 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-2323

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 1 Diabetes
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adult Type 2 Diabetes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Istanbul University, School of Medicine , Turkey (2007)
Internships:
  • Cleveland Clinic (2013)
Residency Programs:
  • Creighton University Program, Internal Medicine (2014)
Fellowships:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Program, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2016)
Languages: English, Turkish
Department: Pediatrics-Barbara Davis Center
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