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From Johannesburg, South Africa:

In all your questions and answers you refer to sugar levels reading "150". Here our sugar levels usually read for example 6,7; 8,3; 26.3. If it then very difficult to check it against your readings. In what way would we then compare your readings with our readings? If there is actually difficulty in explaining this, would it be possible just to explain according to your readings, what a low or high level is, please?

Thank you for all the trouble. We really get a lot of good advice in reading all the feedback.

Answer:

Thanks for your feedback, and the kind words!

I do have to apologize to our world-wide readers, who are more likely to measure blood sugars in millimoles/liter (mmol/l), rather than the milligrams/deciliter (mg/dl) that have been the standard in the United States. To convert back and forth, divide (or multiple) by 18: for example, 100 mg/dl is 5.6 mmol/l; 6 mmol/l is 108 mg/dl.

Children with Diabetes has a handy Blood Sugar Converter.

WWQ

Original posting 29 Jun 1998
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

  
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