B/s results

By giraffe320 Latest Reply 2013-06-16 15:16:53 -0500
Started 2013-06-15 20:35:00 -0500

I am confused regarding how u wonderful people r reporting u b/s results. Mine are in whole #'s and many of urs r a whole number with a decimal point - how does one convert these so I know what ur talking about - I realize I did not word this very well but can anyone educate me . Thank you

Tags: blood sugar

2 replies

Type1Lou 2013-06-16 15:16:53 -0500 Report

In the US, we measure BG in mg/dl and are expressed in whole numbers. Most other countries measure using mmol which are the readings with decimals, like but not equal to the A1c results. Mays (a DC contributor) created a discussion/link which explains the difference: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-news/...
This article also has a link to a conversion site that allows you to enter any BG reading and convert it to mmol from mg/dl or vice versa. It can be confusing if we forget that DC's population is global and we don't all measure things in the same way.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-06-15 20:44:04 -0500 Report

Here is a conversion chart link
Thanks to friends here on DC, I finally copied the link to share with others.
The one with the decimal point is the same measure that we who use the whole number are given are A1c in. (OK that sentence is confusing, but I just woke up and my head is not clear thinking yet) (Oh and I mean I am just more confusing than usual.)

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