Funding for this research was provided by:
International Diabetes Federation (BRIDGES)
Diabetes Association of Sri Lanka
Received: 13 January 2017
Accepted: 29 June 2017
First Online: 30 August 2017
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All participants provided written informed consent and the study was given ethical approval from the Sri Lanka Medical Association Ethical Review Committee (ERC 07-010). Permission from the Ministry of Education was obtained for this study, which was conducted under the Good Clinical Practice Guidelines and according to the principles expressed in the Declaration of Helsinki for clinical research.
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