*diabetes( what mmol/l connote on a blood glucose metere?

i'm not quite sure what it means, also i'm British don't know if it's different in America, but if it is, i'd close to to know what it means in Britain
Answers:     millimol per liter
In Britain, they measure blood glucose in mmol/liter. A millimole is a 1/1000 of a mole. And a mole of glucose is in the order of 180 grams. (Remember chemistry...stoichiometry..?)
if you have one gram of pure glucose in a liter of your blood, that's 1/180 x 1000 = 5.6mmol / L, which is a typical healthy blood sugar effectiveness.

In US, we use mg/dL. So, the same amount, 1 gram (1000mg) glucose / 10dL (10dL is a liter) = 100mg/dL, which is the upper ideal blood sugar limit of the US system. The conversion factor is nearly 1 mmol/L = 18 mg/dL

Technically, mmol/L is a measure of molarity, better for molecular concentration perhaps, whereas mg/dL is a more basic concentration manoeuvre.
Arguably, the benefit of the mg/dL is an extra signifiant figure to the left of the decimal for the typical blood sugar readings. So, you draw from enough precision without the decimal point.

By the way, neither of those unit is an SI derived unit. Those would be mol/L (M) or kg/L. They are chosen for convenience.
Normal fasted sugar is smaller quantity than 6.5 mmoles/litre
ole' is a measure of quantity of a substance (basically its molecular weight expressed surrounded by grams).

A Mole of glucose equals 180g. So a 'milli mole' is one thousandth of a mole, in this case 0.18g per litre. So a reading of 90 on the meter, would mean you own 90x0.18g= 16.2g of glucose per litre of blood.
The arrogance of the United States never ceases to amaze me. In the US we insist on using our own unique laboratory values. In the US glucose is given as mg/dL while everywhere else on the planet, the glucose is given as mmol/L. If you multiply mg/dL times 0.05551 you will take the result in mmol/L. If you multiply mmol/L times 18 you will get the result in mg/dL. The commonplace fasting glucose for a non-diabetic is 3.9 to 5.6 mmol/L or 70 to 100 mg/dL. The normal post-prandial (after a meal) glucose for a non-diabetic is up to 7.8 mmol/L or 140 mg/dL. Our goal beside a diabetic is to try to get as close to these numbers as possible without causing poor hypoglycemic episodes. If you need additional information please email me at johnerussomd(a)jhu.edu. I wish you the markedly best of luck and may God bless.


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