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# How Is Blood Sugar Measured In Canada

## Blood Sugar Level Ranges

Tweet Understanding blood glucose level ranges can be a key part of diabetes self-management. This page states 'normal' blood sugar ranges and blood sugar ranges for adults and children with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and blood sugar ranges to determine people with diabetes. If a person with diabetes has a meter, test strips and is testing, it's important to know what the blood glucose level means. Recommended blood glucose levels have a degree of interpretation for every individual and you should discuss this with your healthcare team. In addition, women may be set target blood sugar levels during pregnancy. The following ranges are guidelines provided by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) but each individual’s target range should be agreed by their doctor or diabetic consultant. Recommended target blood glucose level ranges The NICE recommended target blood glucose levels are stated below for adults with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and children with type 1 diabetes. In addition, the International Diabetes Federation's target ranges for people without diabetes is stated. [19] [89] [90] The table provides general guidance. An individual target set by Continue reading >>

1. maude&bandit

How do you convert the reading on your gluclose meter to milimoles like we have in Canada. Alot of the sites I have been to are in USA readings. Like 85 or 130 or something like that. Normal range in milimoles is 4 to 6. Please help if you can. Thanks

2. arkie6

mmol/l (millimoles/liter)is the unit for measuring glucose in blood in most parts of the world other than the US. mg/dl (milligrams/deciliter) is the traditional unit for measuring bG (blood glucose) in the US.
To convert mmol/l (SI units) of glucose to mg/dl (US units), multiply by 18.
Example: 4 mmol/l x 18 = 72 mg/dl
Example: 6 mmol/l x 18 = 108 mg/dl.
To convert mg/dl of glucose to mmol/l, divide by 18.
Example: 125 mg/dl / 18 = 6.94 mmol/l
These factors are specific for glucose because the conversion depends on the mass of one molecule (the molecular weight). The conversion factors are different for other substances, cholesterol and other blood lipids for instance.

3. shawna68

Tree hour gluclose testing for diabeies

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