International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Lipodistrophy and Associated Risk Factors in Insulin-Treated People With Diabetes

Sandro Gentile 1 , Felice Strollo 2 , * and Antonio Ceriello 3 , 4
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1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
2 Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
3 Department of Endocrinology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Institut d’Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain
4 Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red de Diabetes y Enfermedades Metabolicas Asociadas (CIBERDEM), Barcelona, Spain
Article information
  • International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: April 01, 2016, 14 (2); e33997
  • Published Online: April 26, 2016
  • Article Type: Article Commentary
  • Received: February 1, 2016
  • Accepted: April 13, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijem.33997

To Cite: Gentile S, Strollo F, Ceriello A. Lipodistrophy and Associated Risk Factors in Insulin-Treated People With Diabetes, Int J Endocrinol Metab. 2016 ; 14(2):e33997. doi: 10.5812/ijem.33997.

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