About the Authors

Hongjiang Wu

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Aimin Yang

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Eric S. H. Lau

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Validation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Xinge Zhang

Roles Investigation, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Baoqi Fan

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Ronald C. W. Ma

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Alice P. S. Kong

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Elaine Chow

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Wing-Yee So

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

Juliana C. N. Chan

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Resources, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Andrea O. Y. Luk

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Software, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

andrealuk@cuhk.edu.hk

Affiliations Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Hong Kong Institute of Diabetes and Obesity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Competing Interests

AOYL has received research grants or contracts from Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Junshi, Lee Pharmaceutical, MSD, Novo Nordisk, Roche, Sanofi, Shanghai Junshi Biosciences, Sugardown, Takeda, received travel grants and honoraria for speaking from AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, MSD. JCNC has received research grants through institutions and/or honoraria for consultancy and/or giving lectures from Applied Therapeutics, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Hua Medicine, Lee Powder, Merck Serono, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Pfizer, Sanofi and Viatris. APSK has received research grants and/or speaker honoraria from Abbott, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli-Lilly, Kyowa Kirin, Merck Serono, Nestle, Novo-Nordisk, Pfizer and Sanofi. RCWM has received research funding from AstraZeneca, Bayer, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, Roche Diagnostics and Tricida Inc. for carrying out clinical trials or studies, and from AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo and Merck for speaker honoraria or consultancy in advisory boards. All proceeds have been donated to the Chinese University of Hong Kong to support diabetes research. RCMW is member of the editorial board of PLOS Medicine. Other authors have no competing interests to declare.