Convert blood sugar/glucose from mmol/L (UK standard) to mg/dL (US standard) and vice versa using our blood sugar converter.1 mmol/L equals approximately 18 mg/dL. Therefore, in order to convert from mmol/L to mg/dL, the blood glucose value needs to be multiplied by 18.0182.
Whats the difference between mmol/L and mg/dL?
Both sets of units are used to measure blood sugar levels and both give a measurement of the concentration of glucose in the blood, albeit in slightly different ways.
- mmol/L or Millimoles Per Litre: – International standard unit for measuring the concentration of glucose in the blood – also known as millimolar (mM). This unit is used in the UK.
- mg/dL: Milligrams per 100 millilitres: Unit for measuring concentration of glucose in the blood in the USA – milligrams per decilitre.
Blood glucose typically varies from 4 mmol/L to 6 mmol/L for people without diabetes.
Blood sugar (also called blood glucose) needs to be tightly controlled in the human body to minimise the risk of complications developing.
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