Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institute on Aging (P30AG022838)
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (UL1TR00165)
Received: 31 January 2017
Accepted: 22 October 2017
First Online: 30 October 2017
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This investigation was approved by the University of Alabama Birmingham‘s Institutional Review Board. The following statement outlines the study’s inclusion criteria, by which participants had to provide written informed consent.To be included for study participation patients had to self-identify as White or Black; ≥ 65 years of age; diagnosed with diabetes mellitus; be community-dwelling residents of Birmingham, Alabama and surrounding areas; and able to provide written informed consent to participation.
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