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Meter readings in percentages?

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by cocacola, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. cocacola

    cocacola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a Freestyle Lite and it reads in old values, 5.6, 6.7, 8.9 etc
    Do any meters read in percentages?
    HbA1c is now in percentages and it's getting confusing.
  2. mammamia2006

    mammamia2006 · Guest

    I have never heard of any that read in percentages.

    Would be useful though.
  3. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Meters don't read in percentages. They wouldn't tell you anything useful.

    Hba1C percentages are the old values. The new ones are in mmol/mol, Meters read in mmol/l, which is a different unit.

    Meters will therefore not read in percentages ever.
  4. Sirmione

    Sirmione Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hba1c is a measure of the glucose percentage concentration in the red blood cells only, ie.if 100% the red blood cell is completely saturated with glucose. Because red blood cells live for up to 3 months it is used as means of measuring your average glucose levels over extended period. In reality Hba1c gives a result biased towards your performance over a three weeks to a month.​

    Your meter reading is a snap shot measure of the glucose dissolved in your blood the concentration in your blood is completey different from that in red blood cells.

    Your meter reading is the correct units you can estimate your HBA1c if you have your average reading in mmol/ml from your meter using the converter on the lower part of thr page on this link http://www.diabetes.co.uk/hba1c-to-blood-sugar-level-converter.html
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