Why does my glucose meter say mmol/L?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The USA is about the only country in the world that hasn't changed from the out dated Imperial measurement system with all its inconsistencies to the Internationally accepted Metric system that is easier to understand and work with.

    The medical and scientific communities worldwide almost exclusively use Metric so they understand one another across national borders, and so most medical measuring devices are calibrated in international units.

  • 1 month ago

    Your blood glucose meter is made for the International market, ma'am.

    If you'd care to give us the brand name and model of blood glucose meter you have, we MAY be able to find a way for you to change the readings from mmol/L to mg/dL.

  • 1 month ago

    Because that's how the medical community chooses to measure blood sugar, amount other things. mmol/L is the international standard for blood glucose.

    If you want to convert mmol/L to mg/dL (milligrams per decilitre) multiply your mmol/L reading by 18.

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