Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (DK107444, K12HD043451, U54 GM104940, HL158260, DK074970)
American Diabetes Association (7-20-COVID-053, 7-20-COVID-051)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (BX003725)
Received: 23 December 2020
Accepted: 11 January 2021
First Online: 5 February 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was reviewed and approved with waiver of consent by the Tulane University Biomedical Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the University Medical Center New Orleans Research Review Council.
: None of the authors have any conflicts of interests to disclose related to the preparation of this manuscript.