In the Massive Eating diet JB gives the glucose values in mg/dl. All of the glucose sticks and meters I’ve been able to find give their readings in mmol/l. Can anyone tell be how to convert one to another? Thanks in advance.
…hmmm… Pretty Please.
OK, well, I’m not where I have any reference
books available at the moment.
However, to convert mg to mmol, divide by
the molecular weight of the substance. I
don’t have the mw of glucose handy but,
it should be about 181.
So dividing by 181 would give you mmol
per dL (deciliter, or 1/10 liter.) Multiplying by 10 again would give you mmol/L. (Or, dividing by only 18.1 in the
For the reverse conversion, mmol/L to mg/dL,
multiply by 18.1.