About the Authors

Yun Gao

Contributed equally to this work with: Yun Gao, Gang Chen

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

Gang Chen

Contributed equally to this work with: Yun Gao, Gang Chen

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, People’s Republic of China

Haoming Tian

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

Lixiang Lin

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, People’s Republic of China

Juming Lu

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Jianping Weng

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Sun Yat-sen University Third Hospital, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China

Weiping Jia

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Shanghai Jiaotong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Linong Ji

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Peking University People’s Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Jianzhong Xiao

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, China–Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Zhiguang Zhou

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, Xiangya Second Hospital, Changsha, People’s Republic of China

Xingwu Ran

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

Yan Ren

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

Tao Chen

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

Wenying Yang

ywy_1010@yahoo.com.cn

Affiliation Department of Endocrinology, China–Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

for the China National Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Study Group

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HMT LXL JML JPW WPJ LNJ JZX ZGZ WYY. Performed the experiments: YG GC HMT LXL JML JPW WPJ LNJ JZX ZGZ XWR YR TC WYY. Analyzed the data: YG GC HMT WYY. Wrote the paper: YG GC.