1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Uk And Us Measurements

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Buddy, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Buddy

    Buddy Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I really appreciate this forum making conversations about this disease (Type 1 for 68 years) to be both recognized and discussed. I am looking for a formula to equate the glucose measurements I see here with the ones that I am familiar with. Units of insulin, A1c values etc.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  2. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

    Messages:
    11,182
    Likes Received:
    21,994
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Hi @Buddy And welcome to the forum. To convert from USA to UK divide by 18 to go from UK to USA measurements multiply by 18 quite straight foreword really.
     
  3. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,380
    Likes Received:
    659
    Trophy Points:
    153
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,183
    Likes Received:
    5,668
    Trophy Points:
    198
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,183
    Likes Received:
    5,668
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Oh, and units of insulin are the same :)
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

    Messages:
    11,182
    Likes Received:
    21,994
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Now that's something I was unaware of being T something or other and not on insulin.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. tom58

    tom58 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    58
    France, the USA and some other countries use mg/dl for blood sugar. Having used both I prefer the mg/dl system and think of it as showing the percentage of blood sugar; 50mg/dl or 50%, half; 200mg/dl or200%, twice as much; 100mg/dl or 100%, spot on.
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook