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mDiabetes initiative using text messages to improve lifestyle and health-seeking behaviour in India
  1. Ambady Ramachandran1,
  2. Rajeev Kumar2,
  3. Arun Nanditha1,
  4. Arun Raghavan1,
  5. Chamukuttan Snehalatha1,
  6. Satheesh Krishnamoorthy1,
  7. Pradeep Joshi3,
  8. Fikru Tesfaye3
  1. 1 India Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr A Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  2. 2 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
  3. 3 World Health Organisation, India, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Ambady Ramachandran, India Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr. A. Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India; ramachandran{at}vsnl.com

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  • Contributors Conceived and designed the experiments: AmR, CS, SK, PJ, FT, RK. Trained the technical team to deliver the programme: SK, PJ. Performed the experiments: SK, PJ, FT, RK. Analysed the data: AmR, CS, SK. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AmR, CS, SK. Contributed to discussion, reviewed/edited the manuscript: AN, ArR, PJ, FT, RK. Agreed with the manuscript’s results and conclusions: all authors.

  • Funding The study was funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The evaluation study was funded by the WHO Country Office for India.

  • Competing interests AmR reports grant from the WHO for the study design and evaluation.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors Conceived and designed the experiments: AmR, CS, SK, PJ, FT, RK. Trained the technical team to deliver the programme: SK, PJ. Performed the experiments: SK, PJ, FT, RK. Analysed the data: AmR, CS, SK. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AmR, CS, SK. Contributed to discussion, reviewed/edited the manuscript: AN, ArR, PJ, FT, RK. Agreed with the manuscript’s results and conclusions: all authors.

  • Funding The study was funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The evaluation study was funded by the WHO Country Office for India.

  • Competing interests AmR reports grant from the WHO for the study design and evaluation.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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