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What is a normal HbA1c?
Robert Henry, MD
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Date Added: 07/03/13

The A1c is a measurement in which we look at how much glucose sticks to a certain fraction of the hemoglobin molecule present in your red cells. The red cells in our blood has a certain component in the hemoglobin fraction that binds glucose. It binds glucose in direct proportion to the ambient gluc...
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Dr. Robert Henry's research interests involve studies in the etiology, treatment, and prevention of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Studies are directed almost exclusively at the role of skeletal muscle in these disorders and are designed to elucidate what aspects of muscle metabolism are primary and which are secondary in etiology. These investigations involve studies of intact humans, combining glucose clamps with indirect calorimetry, leg blood flow and substrate balance, and needle biopsies of vastus lateralis muscle. Complementary in vitro studies are performed on human muscle cultures from such patients and involve studies of insulin signal transduction, gene regulation, enzymatic activation, and mitogenesis.
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