Dr Del Prato is Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the School of Medicine, University of Pisa and Chief of the Section of Diabetes, University of Pisa, Italy. He graduated MD cum laude
from the University of Padova and undertook post-graduate specialization in both Endocrinology and Internal Medicine.Dr Del Prato's research interests have always been concerned with diabetes and in particular the physiopathology and therapy of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance syndrome.
He is a member of many societies and associations including the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association, the Mediterranean Group for the Study of Diabetes, the International Diabetes Federation. He acts as referee for numerous major journals. Furthermore, Dr Del Prato has served on the Editorial Boards for Diabetes Care, Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Metabolism
, and theEuropean Journal of Clinical Investigation
(Diabetes and Metabolism section), and presently for Acta Diabetologica
,Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
, Journal of Endocrinology
, Diabetes/Metabolism Research & Reviews
andDiabetes & Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Endocrinoloy and Metabolism, and Diabetes Care.
Dr Del Prato has published over 500 articles on national and international journals and has been awarded several honors, including the Prize of the Italian Society of Diabetology for outstanding scientific activity. He is Vice President of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) for the period of 2011-2014. Moreover he was President of the Italian Society of Diabetology for the period May 2012 - May 2014.