Diabetes Knowledge

Why measure?

Why measure?

Proper diabetes control means maintaining your blood glucose levels within the normal range, i.e. between 4.4 mmol/L and 6.7 mmol/L.

Measuring frequency

Measuring frequency

Before and after meals: This is when you should definitely check your blood glucose levels and how often it is necessary for you to check yourself on average.

Measure correctly

Measure correctly

You cannot dose your insulin correctly unless you know your current blood glucose level. The most important tips for measuring your blood glucose levels correctly.

Deviating values

Abnormal values

Is your measured blood glucose value out of step with the way you feel? Why is that? Did an error occur with your test strip, your meter or during measurement?

Whole blood vs. plasma

Whole blood vs. plasma

If you switch from a blood glucose meter calibrated for whole blood to a meter calibrated for plasma or vice-versa, then you may need to adjust your target values.

Conversion tables

Conversion tables

Blood glucose values are displayed in either milligrams per decilitre (mg/dL) or millimoles per litre (mmol/L). Our tables can help you with this conversion.