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When you say In one of my most recent blood panels (for a medical study group) came back with HbA1c levels that indicated I was prediabetic, but again, follow up studies were negative. What was the HbA1C level, and what follow-up study was negative? In the Lippi study, HbA1c values between sedentary individuals and professional cyclists were 5.2 +/- 0.3%...


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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 recommendations for what kinds of routine care are worth doing (in other words, do more good than harm) for what sorts of people (e.g. which age, sex, etc.). They give ...


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Yes, high blood sugar levels can cause damage in the body---but it is SUSTAINED high blood sugar levels that are dangerous. Here is another interesting article on A1c and athletes: http://fitafter40vancouver.blogspot.com/2010/12/hba1c-and-athletes.html Athletes may have short bursts of higher glucose in their blood stream after exercise and not prolonged ...


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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. Just be aware that it is a warming herb/spice so if you are someone that finds themselves just a bit too hot all the time, this will exacerbate that. Lastly, ...


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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 called Hemoglobin A1c or glycated hemoglobin. It's a form of hemoglobin that is formed due to hemoglobin's exposure to plasma glucose. It has been found that red ...


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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 complications at the time of first diagnosis). All this requires investigations for which a primary doctor doesn't have equipment/experience and time. Also, from ...


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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 RESULTS—The slope (95% CI) for mean sensor glucose concentration (area under the curve) versus a centrally measured HbA1c was 24.4 mg/dL (22.0–26.7) for ...


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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 Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (https://www.ifcc.org/) a standardisation program for HbA1c testing DCCT is the Diabetes Control and ...


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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 diagnosing diabetes since the development of blood glucose assays 100 years ago (25). The ADA has recently advocated using HbA1c for the diagnosis of diabetes and ...


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