Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Blood Glucose Converter

This program gives you the ability to look at your blood glucose readings using different units of measurement.

The US standard is milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and the European standard is millimoles per Liter (mmol/L). Convert your measurement to another.

The unit of measurement you use to describe your Glucose values usually depends upon what county you live in.

Milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) is usually the standard of measurement in the United States, while countries using the metric system use millimoles per liter (mmol/L).

As most diabetics, you measure your blood glucose levels with a home-based unit by picking the tip of a finger.

When you have you glucose level checked at a doctor they usually will draw a blood sample from your arm and send it to a lab.

The lab will use the plasma portion (the blood minus the cells or the liquid portion). Although, both measurements are accurate, there is a difference of about 12%.

Here you can convert your readings and compare them to the lab's result. This will also allow you to determine the accuracy of your meter.

Download Blood Glucose Converter