There is a compelling need to advance research to understand the physiology governing the safety and efficacy of hemoglobin-based oxygen therapeutics functioning outside the red cell.
Goal 3: Advance Translational Research
Many forms of anemia are associated with lowering HbA1C% but iron deficiency anemia modestly raises HbA1C%. The exact mechanism of anemia and iron deficiency anemia's effect on HbA1c levels is unclear. This impacts our treatment of diabetes mellitus and diabetes mellitus co-morbidity with HIV, Hepatitis C and other diseases in the presence of anemia.