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What blood tests are worth doing for a healthy 30-year-old male?

The best place to find this answer is the US Preventive Services Task Force. They are an "independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine" who make ...
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What interval of time does HbA1C give information about?

This question cannot be answered. It is individual and based on, among many other things, red blood cell survival. To understand why this is so, you need to understand than A1C is more accurately ...
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What are some natural remedies for lowering blood sugar besides diet and exercise?

You seem to be on a great track. I think you're doing all the right things. Regarding cinnamon pills: I have indeed read studies regarding cinnamon curbs blood sugar by lowering insulin resistance. ...
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How does Diabetic specialist clinic work?

You pretty much answered your questions, except for 5 and 6. 1) Diabetes is a serious disease, so it needs to be diagnosed accurately and complications detected early (some people will already have ...
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What interval of time does HbA1C give information about?

It should be noted that the HbA1c is an approximation to an average of the glucose levels over the period of the life of red cells for an individual. There is considerable variability in the result ...
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Different names for HbA1c

As you found, HbA1c is glycated Haemoglobin (Hb) the A1c bit refers to the type of Haemoglobin. POCT is Point of Care Testing. (See https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1932296814538940 IFCC is International ...
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Fasting blood glucose and Hemoglobin A1C not valid for athletes?

The expert opinion of the study author Lippi appears now to be just the opposite from the possible conclusion drawn in the question: Hyperglycemia has been the leading diagnostic criterion for ...
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