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Explaining the increased mortality in type 1 diabetes 
Chiara Mameli, Sara Mazzantini, Moufida Ben Nasr, Paolo Fiorina, Andrea E Scaramuzza, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti 
World J Diabetes 6(7):889-895. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.889
Review
Metabolic syndrome: A review of the role of vitamin D in mediating susceptibility and outcome 
Richard C Strange, Kate E Shipman, Sudarshan Ramachandran 
World J Diabetes 6(7):896-911. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.896
Mechanisms of hypoglycemia unawareness and implications in diabetic patients 
Iciar Martín-Timón, Francisco Javier del Cañizo-Gómez 
World J Diabetes 6(7):912-926. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.912
Relationship between diabetes and periodontal infection 
Fernando Llambés, Santiago Arias-Herrera, Raúl Caffesse 
World J Diabetes 6(7):927-935. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.927
Fetal programming of polycystic ovary syndrome 
Esra Bahar Gur, Muammer Karadeniz, Guluzar Arzu Turan 
World J Diabetes 6(7):936-942. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.936
Contractile apparatus dysfunction early in the pathophysiology of diabetic cardiomyopathy 
Mark T Waddingham, Amanda J Edgley, Hirotsugu Tsuchimochi, Darren J Kelly, Mikiyasu Shirai, James T Pearson 
World J Diabetes 6(7):943-960. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.943
Minireviews
Peripheral artery disease in patients with diabetes: Epidemiology, mechanisms, and outcomes 
Thejasvi Thiruvoipati, Caitlin E Kielhorn, Ehrin J Armstrong 
World J Diabetes 6(7):961-969. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.961
Serum hepcidin concentrations and type 2 diabetes 
Alex Aregbesola, Sari Voutilainen, Jyrki K Virtanen, Adeola Aregbesola, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen 
World J Diabetes 6(7):978-982. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.978
Observational Study
CD36 expression and lipid metabolism following an oral glucose challenge in South Asians 
Jeetesh V Patel, Amitava Banerjee, Silvia Montoro-Garcia, Eduard Shantsila, Mushfique Alam, Paul Flinders, Kathleen AL Houlton, Elizabeth A Hughes, Gregory YH Lip, Paramjit S Gill 
World J Diabetes 6(7):983-989. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4239/wjd.v6.i7.983