Message Number: YG1005 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-09 17:46:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Glucose in SI units.

Someone asked about glucose values with 6.8 being borderline
and now 2.3 being low. This is using SI units with glucose
measured as mmol/L instead of the conventional units (mg/dL)
that we use here in the USA. A 2.3 would roughly translate to
a 42 mg/dL. Yes that is low enough to cause hypoglycemia problems.
You would want to aim for 70 mg/dL or 3.8 mmol/L.
Jerry Murray, DVM