Diabetic Recipes from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine - sugar free recipes,  diabetic desserts, diabetic meal plans and diabetes friendly menus.
Follow Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Twitter Like Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Facebook Pin Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Pinterest  Diabetic Gourmet Magazine on Google+
Diabetic Recipe Search - find diabetic recipes from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine


Home : Tools and Calculators : Whole Blood

Convert Whole-Blood Readings to Plasma Readings

Some blood testing meters measure the glucose level of whole blood while others report the glucose levels only of plasma, which is the fluid part of the blood. Lab testing measures the glucose levels of plasma. Neither type of measurement is more accurate than the other - they're just different ways to measure the same thing.

However, whole blood test results are about 12 percent lower than plasma test results because the glucose content of whole blood tends to be lower than the glucose content of plasma alone. For example, if the same drop of blood were to be tested on two meters, one whole-blood calibrated and one plasma calibrated, the result on the whole-blood meter is likely to be lower than the result on the plasma-calibrated meter.

For people using whole-blood calibrated meters, a pre-meal goal is a reading within the 80-120 mg/dl range. A bedtime goal would be in the 100-140 mg/dl range. For people using plasma-calibrated meters, the pre-meal goal falls in the 90-130 mg/dl range, while the bedtime goal is in the 110-150 mg/dl range.

Which type of meter measurement is more accurate? Neither - the're just different ways to measure the same thing. What is important to know and understand is that whole blood test results are about 12 percent lower than plasma test results. That's why it is so important to know how your particular meter is calibrated.

You can use these online converters to translate whole-blood test results into plasma results, and to translate plasma results into whole-blood results. To use a converter, first determine how your meter is calibrated (whole-blood or plasma). Next, choose which type of conversion you want to perform. Keep in mind that numbers are rounded to the nearest one decimal point.

Convert Whole Blood Results to Plasma
Enter your whole blood-calibrated meter result:
Your whole blood test result of:
Is equivalent to a plasma result of:
With a 20% clinical accuracy range of:
to mg/dL

Convert Plasma Results to Whole Blood
Enter your plasma-calibrated meter result:
Your plasma test result of:
Is equivalent to a whole blood result of:
With a 20% clinical accuracy range of:
to mg/dL

Diabetic Recipe Archive

Newest Top Rated Most Downloaded
Main Categories
Appetizers | Breads | Breakfast/Brunch
Desserts | Main Courses | Salads
Sandwiches/Wraps | Soups | Stew
Side Dishes | Sauces/Condiments
Holidays/Occasions | Regional/Ethnic
Fruit | Grains | Meat | Nuts | Poultry
Pasta | Seafood | Sweeteners | Vegetables | Herbs/Spices | Grains

All Diabetic Recipe Categories

Popular Recipe Searches

Diabetic Desserts | Diabetic Cake
Muffins | Zucchini Bread | Chicken
Cheesecakes | Blueberry Muffins
Diabetic Meatloaf Recipe | Shrimp
Slow Cooker Recipes | Side Dishes
Key Lime Pie | Peanut Butter Cookies
Banana Bread | Diabetic Cookies
Meatballs | Baked Chicken | Pies

Sponsored Listing
Home : Tools and Calculators : Whole Blood
More Diabetes Information
More Diabetic Gourmet Magazine Information

Free Subscriptions

Stay informed, up-to-date, and well-prepared for a healthful and delicious diabetes lifestyle. Sign up below to receive amazing recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, important news, recalls and more.
Your Email Address:
Subscriptions to Choose From:
The Diabetic Newsletter
The Diabetic News
Daily Diabetic Recipe
Diabetic Gourmet Contest Alert
Enter the security code shown:

We do not share, rent, or sell our lists to anyone. Period. Read our terms and privacy policy.
Some of our Sponsors
Sponsored Listing

Copyright CAPCO Marketing. All Rights Reserved.