Professional background

Sarita Naik graduated from Nottingham University Medical School and completed specialist training in diabetes and endocrinology in centres along the south coast before taking up her post in 2013. 

She has an interest in type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy and currently leads the diabetes antenatal service. She also works closely with Camden and Islington CCG to provide better integrated care for people with diabetes in the community.

Research interests

Sarita obtained an MD in 2012 looking at structured education and psychosocial distress in type 1 diabetes. 

She undertook further research at Yale University looking at pharmacological treatments for hypoglycaemia in type 1 diabetes and using functional MRI.


1. Inhaled Formoterol Diminishes Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes. Belfort-DeAguiar RD, Naik S, Hwang J, Szepietowska B, Sherwin RS.  Diabetes Care. 2015 Sep;38(9):1736-41. doi: 10.2337/dc14-2472. Epub 2015 Jul 7
2. LRP6 Enhances Glucose Metabolism by Promoting TCF7L2-dependent Insulin Receptor Expression and IGF Receptor Stabilization in Humans.  Singh R, De Aguiar RB, Naik S, Mani S, Ostadsharif K, Wencker D, Sotoudeh M, Malekzadeh R, SherwinRS, Mani A.  Cell Metab. 2013 Feb 5;17(2):197-209. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2013.01.009.PMID:23395167
3. Differential Effects of Fructose and Glucose on Appetite and Reward Pathways.  Page KA, Chan O, Arora J, Belfort-Deaguiar R, Dzuira J, Roehmholdt B, Cline GW, Naik S, Sinha R, Constable RT, Sherwin RS.  JAMA. 2013 Jan 2;309(1):63-70. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.116975. Erratum in: JAMA. 2013 May 1;309(17):1773. PMID:23280226
4. Circulating Glucose Modulates Neural Control of Motivation for High-Calorie Foods in HumansPage KA, Seo D, Belfort-DeAguiar R, Lacadie C, Dzuira J, Naik S, Amarnath S, Constable RT, Sherwin RS, Sinha R.  J Clin Invest. 2011 Oct;121(10):4161-9. doi: 10.1172/JCI57873. Epub 2011 Sep 19.  PMID:21926468. 
5. In vivo imaging of endogenous pancreatic beta cell mass in healthy and type 1 diabetic subjects using [18F]FP-(+)-DTBZ and PET. Normandin MD, Petersen KF, Ding YS, Lin SF, Naik S, Fowles K, Skovronsky DM, Herold KC, McCarthy TJ, Calle RA, Carson RE, Treadway JL, Cline GW.  J Nucl Med. 2012 Jun;53(6):908-16. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.111.100545. Epub 2012 May 9.  PMID:22573821 
6. A Comparison of Catheter Occlusion Rates with Glulisine and Aspart during Simulated Continuous Insulin Infusion.  Naik S, Kerr D, Begley J, Morton J.  Diabetes Technol Ther. 2012 Nov;14(11):1018-22. doi: 10.1089/dia.2012.0080.  PMID:23101952