Message Number: YG1019 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-10 00:45:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Glucose in SI units.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., AFERRETVET@c... wrote:
> 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

Jerry -

Do you have a good source for the conversions - I get a fair number
of questions from Canada - and I am always geting caught short on the