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Levels for T for 29 Year Old

Had my T tested and total was 276. This seems quite low with some of the studies I have been reading where the median for the under 30 age group is closer to 600.
I am a type 2 diabetic but all of those numbers are in range (fasting glucose 97, A1C 5.2%).

Should I be seeking a men’s health specialist?

If experiencing symptoms of low testosterone, you are at risk for cardiovascular disease, it’s typical to lose glucose control when testosterone is low, it’s common to see low testosterone an worsening A1C. There are some doctors who say the perfect treatment for diabetes is TRT and metformin.

TRT can improve morning insulin within days and improve A1C as well, full benefits in glucose control becomes evident in 3-12 months. You need more testing, free testosterone is the bioavailable portion of testosterone which you didn’t test, you tested the portion of testosterone bound to SHBG which isn’t bioavailable.

Please do seek someone who specializes in TRT, endocrinologist and GP’s typically don’t specializes in TRT, no doctors in mainstream medicine do. A private men’s health clinic in anti-aging or sports medicine is where the specialises are found.

Testosterone Threshold for Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Middle-Aged and Elderly Men:

These data showed that a testosterone threshold of 440 ng/dL was associated with increased Framingham 10-year CVD risk in middle-aged and elderly men. Poor sexual performance, decreased morning erection, and loss of libido had an impact on the testosterone threshold for CVD risk. The threshold level was higher in men with sexual dysfunction. Further study is required to evaluate the validity of these testosterone thresholds for CVD risk.

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I started TRT at age 59 with a total test level of 330. Find a TRT specialist.