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194838 tn?1303428544

Glucose monitoring

Hi,
Im still pretty new to Diabetes though I have posted before about my medications. My doctor has told me that my fasting blood test was 10, is this very high ? I do not test my own blood but am sent to the hospital for fairly regular tests but notice that when people post with their  blood glucose levels they are in the 100s. I am from the UK and wonder if there is a conversion chart because I think it would be more beneficial if I could compare with others on the forum to get a sense of how im doing for comparison,
Any advise would be greatly appreciated .

Thanks
Angie
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141598 tn?1355671763
You're welcome. And that is good news about Galvus. I'm glad to hear its working out for you with no side effects. The liver enzyme panel tests that checks for inflamation are ALT [Alanine Transaminase] and AST [Aspartate aminotransferase]. When the liver is ill it gets inflamed. I get both every other month.
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194838 tn?1303428544
Once again thankyou so much for your speedy very helpful response WaveRider.
I will see my Doc about a home test kit , Im sure he will write me a script for one.

Just a quick update on the new Galvus med I am taking, I have had no side effects at all so am very happy so far, I will post after my first blood test results regarding the liver function tests that are a must with this med,

Angie
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141598 tn?1355671763
Yes, there is a difference in the numbers. In The USA test results are presented in mg/dl [milligrams per deciliter]. In the UK test results are presented in mmol/l [millimoles per litre].
Here is a link to a blood sugar mg/dl to/from mmol/l converter http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/converter.htm

Here is an A1c chart referencing mg/dl vs mmol/l
http://www.rajeun.net/HbA1c_glucose.html

Here are the fasting glucose ranges
Normal 70-99 mg/dl or 3.888-5.5 mmol/l
Prediabetes 100-125 mg/dl or 5.555-6.94 mmol/l
Diabetes 126 mg/dl and above or 7 mmol/l and above

Postprandial (after meal) 2-3 hours <180 mg/dl or <10 mmol/l
Some doctors want <140 mg/dl or <7.777 mmo/l
(< means less than)

You should try to get a home test kit. It is the only way you're going to know firsthand what each type of foods is doing to your glucose levels. Ask your doctor.

HTH
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