Ilenia D’Ippolito, MD a specialist in endocrinology and metabolic diseases, qualified as a medical doctor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. She subsequently started her training in diabetes and the field of diabetic neuropathy under Professors Vincenza Spallone and Davide Lauro. She was Visiting Fellow at Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris IV) in the departments of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. She is now PhD student in Systems and Experimental Medicine at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

Ilenia is a member of the Italian Society of Diabetes, the Italian Society of Endocrinology, the Italian Association of Endocrinology, and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes where she has presented her work in oral presentation sessions.

Her interests include diabetic neuropathy, painful diabetic neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, type 1 diabetes and technologies and gestational diabetes. Her activities also include group-education sessions for diabetic patients promoting training strategies about healthy lifestyle with an individualised approach to the management of diabetes and its complications.