Here's a bit of news from the 2007 ADA Conference last week that I could swear we heard there last year: The world of A1c is supposedly about to change... being replaced by a revolutionary new measure called the ABG (Average Blood Glucose).

A1c_pic_2 Physicians are apparently conducting "a major study" to demonstrate that the new test is indeed superior.

But the experts I've queried said they don't like the concept at all, and that the new unit measure -- internationally recognized SI units -- will be extremely confusing.

Seeing as I'm out of pocket at the moment, I haven't been able to dig up too much more on this new test just yet. Anybody have anything to add to the ABG vs. A1c discussion here?

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