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What are the BGL units of measure outside Australia?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by saje, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. saje

    saje New Member

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    Hi. I'm a newbie. Looking for information on how BGL is measured in USA. I keep seeing reference to numbers in the range 50 - 400. What is the conversion for us in Australia? i.e. less than 4.0 = low / 4.0 - 8.0 = normal / over 8.0 = high / over 15.0 = uh oh & test for ketones. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Amy C.

    Amy C. Approved members

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    Blood sugar is measured two ways: mg/dl or mmol/l. The US uses mg/dl which accounts for the larger number. The rest of the world uses mmol/l. This site helps in the conversion http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/bs_conv.htm. To convert from your measurement, multiple your number by 18.
     

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