Aussie diabetics

By sta0 Latest Reply 2015-03-08 00:20:50 -0600
Started 2015-03-04 07:13:45 -0600

Hi, I'm new to this app and quite new to type 1. I've been reading some of the posts and I see the majority of people are American as I don't understand their blood glucose readings figures.

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Fefe12 2015-03-08 00:20:50 -0600 Report

Welcome Aussie! I'm jealous, I hear your home is beautiful. How are the eating habits in your part of the world? I just think with all your sun fruits and vegetables must be amazing. Being a diebetic would be so much easier if America pushed good eating habits, but it doesnt. Most of us have grown up without a care in the world about what we eat. Not only has it made us sick, but for some of us changing those bad habits is hard.

jayabee52 2015-03-04 12:42:01 -0600 Report

Howdy Stay0
I frequently use this converter from mg/dl to mmol/l ~

There are several who are here who frequent this site from the british isles and also from "Oz". and NZ Unfortuntaely the time zone changes seem to be problematic for when they're able to be on, the rest of us in the Us are likely offline and trying to sleep.

God's best to you


Type1Lou 2015-03-04 07:46:47 -0600 Report

Yes, we in the USA measure our BG's by mg/dl vs most of the rest of the world who measure it via mmol. There are sites which will convert one to the other. Here is one: I often refer to a chart in Gary Scheiner's book "Think Like a Pancreas" to help me understand. Luckily, the HbA1c readings are the same. For example, a mmol of 6.7 would translate to a 120 mg/dl; a 8.3 mmol would = 150 mg/dl.