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Re: [IPk] Divide by 18



Julian


I am afraid, due to a severe problem with anything that requires
mathematical calculations I  have to resort to my  glucose conversion chart.
For any others who are mathematically challenged one can be found at:-

http://www.uchsc.edu/misc/diabetes/appen1.html


Jackie
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julian Doncaster" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 26 October 2001 11:31
Subject: [IPk] Divide by 18


> Thanks John
>
> For non mathematical anoraks on the list:
>
> To divide by 18, one way is to divide by 10, then halve what's left and
add
> a tenth, or watch Countdown.
>
> e.g., If you are at a bg level of 285 mg/dl.
>
> To go to European units in your head:
>
> 285 / 10 is roughly 28
> Halve again gives roughly 14
> Add a tenth gives 15.4 mmol/dl.
>
> The actual figure is 15.8.
>
> Julian
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