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Do any French diabetics use grams/dL rather than mg/dL?
May 11, 2011 6:54 AM   Subscribe

French diabetics, what units do you use for your BG?

In the past, I've seen mg/dL and mmol/L. However, I've recently started seeing people in France use g/dL - that is, they'll talk about their BG being '1', or '1.5'.

Is this a new practice? Is anyone familiar with this?
posted by dmd to Health & Fitness (3 answers total)
 
I'm not a diabetic, but I am French (French-American). The use of decilitres is quite common in France. You'll see it in their cooking recipes as well.
posted by fraula at 7:08 AM on May 11, 2011


Oh, sorry, I misread your question! You're asking about grams rather than milligrams, not about decilitres :) I did a quick Google Search with French-language results specified, using "g dl diabète" and it came back with several French medical sites using those units, so yes, it looks like it's common here. Doesn't look very new, there are results from 2005 and 2004 on the first search results page.
posted by fraula at 7:12 AM on May 11, 2011


The Association Française des Diabétiques uses g/l: http://www.afd.asso.fr/j-ai-le-diabete/ma-glycemie/variation-de-la-glycemie-0013.
posted by Helga-woo at 7:50 AM on May 11, 2011


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