mmol/L versus mg/dL

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Updated 1 month ago

Selecting Your Preferred Unit in the LibreLink App

During the LibreLink App setup, you'll have the option to select your preferred blood sugar measurement unit. Feel free to select the unit you are most comfortable with. If you're unsure or have no specific preference, we recommend choosing mg/dL as a standard option. Rest assured, your selection will not impact your experience with the Hello Inside App, ensuring a seamless integration regardless of the unit chosen.

Why We Support mg/dL Units Exclusively

Currently, we exclusively support the mg/dL unit for blood sugar measurements. This decision is based on the preferences of our primary markets, where mg/dL is the most commonly used unit. We understand the importance of accommodating diverse needs and are exploring ways to support additional units in the future to better serve all our users.

What are the differences?

When it comes to measuring blood glucose levels, two common units are used: mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) and mmol/L (millimoles per liter). Here's a quick explanation:

  • mg/dL is mainly widespread in Europe and the United States, and it measures the weight of glucose in a deciliter of blood.
  • mmol/L is used in most of the world, including Europe and Canada. It measures the amount of glucose in a liter of blood based on its molarity, or the number of molecules present.

The difference is just in the units and doesn't change the glucose level itself. It's similar to measuring weight in kilograms versus pounds; the actual weight doesn't change, just how we report it.

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