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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by berge, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. berge

    berge · Newbie

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    Have read a few posts, so far. I have a Glucomen tester, but most posts have numbers that don't equate with my meter.
    Can someone explain please. Thanks.
     
  2. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The USA (possibly some other countries) and the UK (and other countries) use different ways to measure Blood Glucose. I am not familiar with your meter, but with sme/many there are 2 settings: One which gives USA style readings and one which gives UK style readings.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    What sort of numbers do you see, and are they mg/dl or mmol/l measurements?

    In the UK and other countries we use mmol/l. In the US and other countries they use mg/dl.
     
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    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Most posts on this forum use UK style measurements for glucose counts in mmol/l. In other countries mg/dl are used instead.

    You can easily convert from one to the other by using

    1 mmol/l = 18 mg/dl

    So

    5 mmol/l = 90 mg/dl
    6 mmol/l = 108 mg/dl
    7 mmol/l = 126 mg/dl

    And so on
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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