[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: [IPk] IWhole Blood vs Plasma (was accutrend)

Pat Thankyou. I think I did end up selecting plasma, but thank you very much 
for confirming that.


>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IPk] IWhole Blood vs Plasma (was accutrend)
>Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 19:37:39 +0100
>In message <email @ redacted>, Ingrid Morrow
><email @ redacted> writes
> >Sorry Pat I am confoosed now!
> >
> >So should I select Plasma or Whole Blood????
> >
> >
>You should select plasma if you have a plasma meter, and whole blood if
>you have a whole blood meter.
>I find, buried deep in the book, the information that the pocket scan is
>calibrated to plasma.
>The difference between plasma and whole blood, like the difference
>between mmol/l and mg/dl, is just a matter of knowing which numbers you
>are playing the game with.  The hypo limit on whole blood, which many of
>us use, for example is
>4 mmol/l whole blood,
>72 mgdl whole blood
>4.5 mmol/l plasma
>81 mg/dl plasma
>(I think -  not having either of the conversion tables to hand, and
>shaky maths - anyone got a handy w-b to plasma conversion chart - the
>only one I could find on the web was a mg/dL one, not a mmol/l one).
>This explains why I've been feeling hypo, testing, finding myself in the
>low 4s, not treating, and then getting a rebound.
>Best wishes to all,
>dm 30+, 508 4months+, thinking she's higher than she is for two months -
>Pat Reynolds
>email @ redacted
>    "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years 
>    (T. Pratchett)
>for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
>help SUPPORT Insulin Pumpers http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml

Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
help SUPPORT Insulin Pumpers http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml