Received: 10 September 2021
Accepted: 9 December 2021
First Online: 4 January 2022
: The study protocol was approved by the Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) for MHRA database research (protocol number 20_033) prior to the initiation of the study. The study protocol was made available to the journal reviewers.
: All of the authors have approved the contents of this paper and have agreed to the Cardiovascular Diabetology’s submission policies.
: We have no conflict of interest to declare, financial or otherwise.