Accepted for Publication: May 12, 2014.
Published Online: June 30, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.2894.
Study concept and design: Vijan, Yudkin, Hayward.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Vijan, Yudkin.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Sussman, Yudkin, Hayward.
Statistical analysis: Vijan, Sussman, Hayward.
Obtained funding: Vijan.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Vijan, Sussman.
Study supervision: Vijan.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: Financial support was provided via grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service (IIR 06-253) and Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI DIB 98-001) and the Michigan Center for Diabetes Translational Research (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health [P60 DK-20572]).
Role of the Sponsors: The funding agencies had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.