About the Authors

Julia Lowe

Julia.Lowe@sunnybrook.ca

Affiliation Division of Endocrinology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

R. Gary Sibbald

Affiliation Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Nashwah Y. Taha

Affiliation Division of Endocrinology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gerald Lebovic

Affiliation Applied Health Research Centre (AHRC), St. Michael's Hospital University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Carlos Martin

Affiliation Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Ministry of Health Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana

Indira Bhoj

Affiliation Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Ministry of Health Guyana, Georgetown, Guyana

Rolinda Kirton

Affiliation Guyana Diabetes and Foot Care Project, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Georgetown, Guyana

Brian Ostrow

Affiliation Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

the Guyana Diabetes and Foot Care Project Team

Membership of the Guyana Diabetes and Foot Care Project Team is provided in the Acknowledgments.

Competing Interests

BO, RGS, and JL received travel funding to Guyana from Guyana Diabetes and Foot care Project. RGS and JL received honoraria for their participation. GL received payment for statistical analysis. RK received a monthly salary to manage the project in Guyana. RGS serves on advisory boards for AbbVie, Acelity (http://acelity.com/), Coloplast (http://www.coloplast.us/), Covidien (http://www.covidien.com/), Galderma (http://www.galderma.com/), Molnlycke (http://www.molnlycke.com/#close), RNOA, and Valeant (http://www.valeant.com/). RGS has been paid for lectures by AbbVie, Acelity, BSN, Coloplast, Galderma, Leo Labs, Molnlycke, and Valeant. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JL RGS BO. Performed the experiments: JL RGS CM IB RK BO. Analyzed the data: BO JL RGS GL. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: RGS BO JL. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: JL RGS NYT GL CM IB RK BO. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: JL RGS NYT GL CM IB RK BO. All authors have read, and confirm that they meet, ICMJE criteria for authorship.