About the Authors

Laura Oggianu

Contributed equally to this work with: Laura Oggianu, Stefano Lancellotti

Affiliations Institute of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Haemostasis Research Centre, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy, Section of Biology Applied to Human Health, “Rome Tre” University, Rome, Italy

Stefano Lancellotti

Contributed equally to this work with: Laura Oggianu, Stefano Lancellotti

Affiliation Institute of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Haemostasis Research Centre, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

Dario Pitocco

Affiliation Diabetes Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

Francesco Zaccardi

Affiliation Diabetes Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

Paola Rizzo

Affiliations Institute of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Haemostasis Research Centre, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy, Diabetes Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

Francesca Martini

Affiliation Diabetes Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

Giovanni Ghirlanda

Affiliation Diabetes Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

Raimondo De Cristofaro

rdecristofaro@rm.unicatt.it

Affiliation Institute of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and Haemostasis Research Centre, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Enrolled patients and analyzed the data: FZ. Enrolled patients: FM. Analyzed the data and revised the manuscript: GG. Conceived and designed the experiments: RDC SL DP. Performed the experiments: LO SL RDC PR. Analyzed the data: RDC SL LO DP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RDC SL LO. Wrote the paper: RDC.