Measurement Unit

There are two different measurement units used for testing blood glucose levels: mmol/L and mg/dl. Our Glucoracy blood glucose meter currently uses the more commonly found unit, mg/dl. However, there is a conversion formula between mmol/l and mg/dl for all devices:

mg/dl = 18 × mmol/l

For example, if the device shows a reading of 7.5 mmol/l, the equivalent result in mg/dl would be 135 (calculated as 7.5 * 18).

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Frequency Guide

The frequency of at-home blood glucose testing using a glucose meter and test strips can vary depending on the individual's condition and the type of diabetes they have. Here's a general guideline for different types of patients:

Type 1 Diabetes

People with type 1 diabetes may need to test their blood glucose levels multiple times a day. This can include:

  • Before meals
  • 1-2 hours after meals
  • Before bedtime
  • Before and after exercise
  • When experiencing symptoms of low or high blood sugar
  • Overnight, if necessary

Type 2 Diabetes

For those with type 2 diabetes on insulin therapy, the testing frequency may be similar to type 1 diabetes. However, those not on insulin may require less frequent testing, such as:

  • Once or twice daily
  • Before meals
  • Occasionally after meals
  • As recommended by their healthcare provider

Gestational Diabetes

Pregnant women with gestational diabetes should follow their healthcare provider's recommendations for testing frequency, which usually include:

  • Before meals
  • 1-2 hours after meals
  • Before bedtime


Individuals with prediabetes might not need to test as frequently but should follow their healthcare provider's advice regarding regular monitoring.

It is essential for individuals to consult their healthcare provider to determine the most appropriate testing frequency for their specific situation. The healthcare provider will take into account factors such as the type of diabetes, treatment plan, lifestyle, and overall health.