Diabetes and your health: blood glucose

DOT constellation1
The target range for blood glucose is 4 to 7mmol/l. If the blood glucose falls below this, hypo symptoms usually occur. However, over 8mmol/l, there may not be any symptoms at all. Changes in the body do occur, though - high blood glucose results are just as serious as low ones, and it is probably even more important to take high results seriously.
Targets4

Blood glucose targets

HbA1c

You can make a rough guess as to what your HbA1c will be based on your average blood glucose level (and vice versa). The average blood glucose level is calculated by your meter and can also be accessed by uploading your meter via your home computer. Use your average blood glucose and the diagram below to work out shows what the equivalent HbA1c would be.
HbA1c converter

Converting average blood glucose to HbA1c