About the Authors

Baiju R. Shah

baiju.shah@ices.on.ca

Affiliations University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Onil Bhattacharyya

Affiliations University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Catherine H. Y. Yu

Affiliations University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Muhammad M. Mamdani

Affiliations University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Janet A. Parsons

Affiliations University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sharon E. Straus

Affiliations University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Merrick Zwarenstein

Affiliations Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

BRS was a member of the Guideline Dissemination and Implementation Committee and the National Research Council of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) at the time of the study. OB was a member of the Executive of the Clinical and Scientific Section and the Guideline Dissemination and Implementation Committee of the CDA at the time of the study. CHYY is currently Chair of the Guideline Dissemination and Implementation Committee of the CDA. MMM has served as an Advisory Board member for the following pharmaceutical companies: Astra Zeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly and Company, Glaxo Smith Kline, Hoffman La Roche, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, and Pfizer. JAP has served as both a guest academic editor and a reviewer for PLOS Medicine.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BRS MZ. Performed the experiments: BRS MZ. Analyzed the data: BRS MZ. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: BRS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: BRS OB CHYY MMM JAP SES MZ. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: BRS OB CHYY MMM JAP SES MZ. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: BRS OB CHYY MMM JAP SES MZ.