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Blood Triglyceride Levels: Units Conversion Calculator

Elevated blood triglycerides, as a part of lipid management, have become a major medical problem. This website is intended to allow you to manage your own care, ask the right questions, insist on adequate management and information, and seek an optimal outcome for yourself as an informed patient. Perhaps it will even help the health professionals who are giving care to better understand and, hopefully, incorporate into their practice the nutritional approach to high blood triglycerides.

Please note that this website is not intended for “most people”. It is written for those who want to stand out in self-health care. If you are such a person, we strongly advise that you give serious thought to all of the suggestions about how to improve your blood lipid profile, triglycerides in particular. If you are tempted to think the suggestions are too complicated or too simplistic, or even biased, we assure you they are not.

Please enter the triglyceride level in the spaces provided below and then click the "Calculate" button to convert. Use the "tab" key to move from cell to cell for faster input.

Convert Triglyceride Concentrations
between mg/dL and mmol/L
Patient Data (Your Input): Results (Calculated Value):
Triglyceride: mg/dL Triglyceride converted to mmol/L:
Triglyceride: mmol/L Triglyceride converted to mg/dL:

Please treat the results with due care and consideration.

Blood Laboratories: The American Vs. Canadian System

American blood laboratories use a different version of the metric system than does most of the rest of the world, which uses the Système International d'Unités (SI units).

The SI is a standard recognized around the world – except by the United States of America, Liberia, and Myanmar (Burma) who will probably adopt it in due time.

In some cases translation between the two systems is easy, but the difference between the two is most pronounced in the measurement of chemical concentration.

The American System: mg/dL
The American system generally uses mass per unit volume (milligrams per deciliter of blood). By considering the weight of a substance in the blood, it is less accurate.

The term "mg/dL" then is the abbreviation for milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL) and describes how much lipid is present in a specific amount of blood.

Greek and Latin words form the prefixes for the units on most lab tests. A milligram is a thousandth (1/1000) of a gram (a gram is about the weight of a paper clip).

A deciliter is one tenth (1/10) of a liter (a liter being just over a quart) or about 1/4 of a pint.

The SI System: mmol/L
The SI system (Système International) - in Canada, Australia, Europe, and other countries - uses moles per unit volume (millimoles per liter of blood). By considering the number of molecules of a substance in the blood, it is more accurate then.

The term "mmol/L" is the abbreviation for millimoles (mmol) per liter/litre (L) and describes how much lipid is present in a specific amount of blood.

A millimole is 1/1,000 of a mole. A mole is an amount of a substance (in this case, triglyceride or cholesterol) that contains a certain number of molecules or atoms.

Since mass per mole varies with the molecular weight of the substance being analyzed, conversion between the American and SI units requires many different conversion factors.

Triglycerides Conversion:

  • from mg/dL to mmol/L: multiply by (x) 0.01129
  • from mmol/L to mg/dL: multiply by (x) 88.6
  • .

Cholesterol Conversion:

  • from mg/dL to mmol/L: multiply by (x) 0.02586
  • mmol/L to mg/dL: multiply by (x) 38.7.

Conversion Simplified
If you are a Canadian snowbird heading south who may feel shut out in the poolside medical exchange, this may help.

To convert your cholesterol into Floridian, simply multiply the value by 39. For example, if your cholesterol comes in at 5.2 mmol/L, multiplying this by 39 yields a value 202 mg/dL.

The same conversion factor of 39 applies to HDL and LDL values.

However, your triglyceride values must be multiplied by 89.

Armed with these simple conversion factors you can impress your American neighbours with your bilingual knowledge of lab values, and then exchange stories of how to amazingly improve the numbers without actually following your doctor’s advice (read: without the need for risky drugs).

Blood Glucose (bG) Conversion

As you know concentrations can be described by weight (in grams) or by molecular count (in moles). In both cases, the unit is usually modified by milli- or micro- or other prefix, and is always "per" some volume, often a liter.

This means that the conversion factor depends on the molecular weight of the substance in question.

  • mmol/L is millimoles/liter, and is the world standard unit for measuring glucose in blood; specifically, it is the designated SI (Systeme International) unit;
  • mg/dL is milligrams/deciliter, and is the traditional unit for measuring bG (blood glucose); all scientific journals are moving quickly toward using mmol/L exclusively; however, mg/dl won't disappear soon, and some journals now use mmol/L as the primary unit but quote mg/dl in parentheses, reflecting the large base of health care providers and researchers (not to mention patients) who are already familiar with mg/dl.

Many glucometers now have a switch that allows you to change between units. Sometimes it's a physical switch, and sometimes it's an option that you can set.

To convert mmol/L of glucose to mg/dL, multiply by 18.

To convert mg/dL of glucose to mmol/L, divide by 18 or multiply by 0.055.

These factors are specific for glucose, because they depend on the mass of one molecule (the molecular weight). For other substances like triglycerides and cholesterol, the conversion factors are different (see above).

If you are a diabetic wishing to converse in American sugar lingo, the conversion is 18 or 0.055. For example, a blood sugar reading of 7.5 mmol/L

  • multiplied by 18 yields 135 mg/dL
  • divided by 0.055 yields 136.36 mg/dL.

PLEASE NOTE: Reflectance glucometers have a some error margin due to both intrinsic limitations and environmental factors, and that plasma readings are 15 percent higher than whole blood (currently, most meters are calibrated to give plasma readings, thus matching lab readings), and that capillary blood is different from venous blood when it's changing, as after a meal.

So round off to make values easier to comprehend and don't sweat the hundredths place. For example, 4.3 mmol/l converts to 77.4 mg/dL but should probably be quoted as 75 mg/dL or even 80 mg/dL.

Similarly, 150 mg/dL converts to 8.3333... mmol/L but 8.3 is a reasonable quote, and even just 8 would usually convey the meaning. We usually talk in approximations anyway.

Blood Sugar Levels
Your 8-hour fasting (preprandial) blood sugar is normal if it's 70 to 100 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 3.88 to 5.55 millimoles per liter (mmol/L).

You are considered pre-diabetic, if your fasting blood sugar level is between 100 and 125 mg/dL, or 5.55 and 6.87 mmol/L).

Some clinics, however, as a biomarker of coronary heart disease risk, use a fasting blood sugar of 90 mg/dL (5 mmol/L) or higher.

Current medical standards state that diabetes is formally diagnosed at fasting blood sugar level of 126 mg/dL, or 6.93 mmol/L.

Blood Insulin Levels
With fasting insulin levels, the lower the better. Below 5 uU/ml is good, but 2 or 3 uU/ml would be far better.

Although most physicians use fasting insulin levels of over 15 uU/ml to diagnose type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance, any fasting insulin level over 10 uU/ml is a major problem and is a serious risk factor for diabetes.

Blood Sugar Converter

Please enter the Blood Sugar level in the space provided below, choose the Units ("From.. To...") and then click the "Convert". This conversion is for information purposes only.

Blood Sugar Level:

* Accurate to 5 decimal places

  • mg/dl or mg/dL: milligram per deciliter, the unit used in medicine to measure the concentration of substances in the blood. 1 mg/dL equals 0.01 grams per liter (g/L).

  • mmol/l or mmol/L: millimole per liter, the SI unit in medicine for measuring concentrations of substances in the blood.

Blood Triglyceride and Sugar Fasting Levels: Current Guidelines

The NCEP advises that adults have their blood lipids checked at least once every five years, starting at age 20. However, if you are over 40 you should get your triglycerides tested at least once a year. Diabetics must have their triglycerides measured every three (3) months.

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In May, 2001, the U.S. National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released recommendations on who should be treated for elevated triglyceride levels.

The NCEP recommendations ("consensus statements") are the products of independent, non-Federal panels of experts and are based on the panels' assessments of medical knowledge available at the time the statements were made.

Therefore, they provide "snapshots in time" of the state of knowledge of the topics (new knowledge, however, is inevitably accumulating through medical research).

It should be noted, however, that the usually quoted "normal" blood lipid levels do change as they depend upon the levels found in the majority of the population as well as upon what... health officials decide is normal.

Therefore, the declared "normal" triglyceride levels -- that your doctor will use to tell you whether your various serum/blood levels are "normal" -- do NOT necessarily mean "healthy" levels.

Here is the American Cholesterol Education Program Expert Panel’s current policy on fasting blood triglyceride levels in adults:

less than 150 mg/dL (<1.7 mmol/L) Normal
150 - 199 mg/dL (1.7–2.3 mmol/L) Borderline-high
200 - 499 mg/dL (2.3–5.64 mmol/L) High
higher than 500 mg/dL (>5.64 mmol/L) Very high

Here are the Canadian guidelines on fasting blood triglyceride levels in adults:

less than 2.0 mmol/L (<177.2 mg/dL) Optimal
2.0 - 2.5 mmol/L (177.2 - 221.5 mg/dL) Acceptable
higher than 2.5 mmol/L (>221.5 mg/dL) Compromised

According to some European guidelines, blood triglyceride levels in adults should be categorized as follows:

less than 1.7 mmol/L (<150.1 mg/dL) No risk
between 1.7 - 2.3 mmol/L (150.1 - 203.1 mg/dL) Suspect
fasting 1.7 - 2.3 mmol/L (151.1 - 203.1 mg/dL) Requiring attention and intervention
2.3 - 4.6 mmol/L (203.1 - 407.1 mg/dL)
with high LDL cholesterol (greater than 4.1 mmol/L, or 160 mg/dL)
Requiring aggressive treatment

The following "normal" blood triglyceride reference ranges are based on someone's age:

   Age      "Normal" Triglyceride Range
   10 - 29 years      53 - 104 mg/dL, or 0.6 - 1.2 mmol/L
   30 - 39 years      55 - 115 mg/dL, or 0.6 - 1.3 mmol/L
   40 - 49 years    66 - 139 mg/dL, or 0.7 - 1.6 mmol/L
   50 - 59    75 - 163 mg/dL, or 0.8 - 1.8 mmol/L
   60 - 69    78 - 158 mg/dL, or 0.9 - 1.8 mmol/L
   >  70 years      83 - 141 mg/dL, or 0.94 - 1.6 mmol/L

Here's another example of the "normal range" of blood triglycerides based on gender and age. Many health professionals find it quite accurate:

Adult Males Upper level: 130 mg/dL + age; Maximum: 200 mg/dL, or 2.3 mmol/L
Adult Females Lower level: 80 mg/dL + age; Maximum: 165 mg/dL, or 1.9 mmol/L
Adult Males and Females Lower level: Your age
Adult Males and Females Below 100 mg/dL, or 1.1 mmol/L: Ideal level

Blood Triglycerides: "Normal" Level Versus "Healthy" Level

Keep in mind these recommendations are only guidelines. The ranges were developed based on the entire population and may not apply to individuals.

It should also be noted that the usually quoted "normal" blood lipid levels do change as they depend:

  • upon the levels found in the majority of the population as well as
  • upon what... health officials decide is normal.

Therefore, the declared "normal" triglyceride levels -- that your doctor will use to tell you whether your various serum/blood levels are "normal" -- do NOT necessarily mean "healthy" levels.

PLEASE NOTE: Fasting values should be based on two serial measurements of serum (blood) triglycerides. Serial measurements are important because of intraindividual triglyceride variability which is 5 times that of cholesterol.

Blood Triglycerides: "Optimal" Level

As the "optimal" levels reflect health, the IDEAL (ie. beneficial) blood triglyceride levels for cardiovascular health seem to be the levels between 70 mg/dL and 100 mg/dL, or 0.8 - 1.1 mmol/L.
The average triglyceride level in the United States is 134 mg/dL, or 1.5 mmol/L and is considerably higher than triglyceride levels below 100 mg/dL, or 1.1 mmol/L commonly observed in countries where heart disease rates are low.

Although medical establishments consider blood triglyceride levels of 10 - 150 mg/dL, or 0.1 - 1.7 mmol/L normal, or good, according to many experts, desirable or favorable fasting blood triglyceride levels should be 50 - 150 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL), or 0.6 - 1.7 millimoles per liter (mmol/L) of blood.

"Normal", however, does NOT necessarily mean "healthy" as it may include both healthy and many unhealthy people. We want "healthy", not just "normal" serum triglyceride (and other lipid) levels.

Therefore, in order to avoid future cardiovascular health problems, the "ideal" or beneficial (healthy) range of trigycerides should be much tighter than the often quoted "normal" triglyceride range referred to by your doctor, that is below 150 mg/dL, or 1.7 mmol/L.

This is important as elevations of the blood triglycerides, particularly in association with decreased HDL-"good" cholesterol, outside this range are the key marker for heart disease and stroke.

In people with diabetes, a triglyceride level of 100 mg/dL, or 1.1 mmol/L is considered to be a target value.

"Research shows that levels above 100 mg/dL significantly increase your risk for heart attack," says Bruce Holub, PhD, nutrition researcher at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

For each mmol/L increase in triglycerides - which translates into 88.5 mg/dL - the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) increases by 37 percent in women and 14 percent in men.

All else being equal, a man with a triglyceride level of 300 mg/dL, or 3.4 mmol/L would have a risk of cardiovascular events roughly 28 percent higher than that of an otherwise comparable man who has a level of 100 mg/dL, or 1.1 mmol/L (a meta-analysis by John Hokanson and Melissa Austin, 1996).

Therefore, for every percentage your triglyceride level drops, so can your chance of heart disease or stroke.

Standard Fasting Lipid/Lipoprotein Profile

In assessing the risk of heart disease, standard medicine targets mainly total blood cholesterol levels and LDL-"bad" cholesterol. However, people with high cholesterol often have high triglycerides, especially when there is no another disorder present.

Therefore, the type of standard, conventional medical treatment used to lower cholesterol

  • depends on whether triglycerides are high or normal, and
  • is usually directed toward lowering both cholesterol AND triglycerides.


Check these various components in your fasting blood lipid profile.They are considered important indicators of your risk of having a heart disease. It is obviously best to be at the high end of the "good" HDL cholesterol range (> 80 mg/dL), and the low end of the "bad" LDL cholesterol (< 100 mg/dL) and triglycerides range (< 100 mg/dL is IDEAL).





SHOULD BE . . ..

          Total Cholesterol (TC)

Under < 200 mg/dL

(Depending on your HDL)
200 mg/dL -239 mg/dL

240 mg/dL and Above

Under < 200 mg/dL (depending on your HDL level)
DESIRED: Not more than 4 times your HDL level.
Examples: 4 X 40 mg/dL HDL = 160 mg/dL total cholesterol (TC)
4 X 50 mg/dL HDL = 200 mg/dL total cholesterol (TC)

  HDL Cholesterol (High Density Lipoprotein -"Good" Cholesterol)

Men - 65 mg/dL
Women - 75 mg/dL
or Higher

Men - 60 mg/dL
Women - 65 mg/dL

Men - <55 mg/dL
Women - <60 mg/dL

Above > 60 - 70 mg/dL
The lower your HDL, the lower your total cholesterol (TC) should be!
  HDL/TC Ratio:
HDL divided by Total Cholesterol (TC)

0.30 or Higher

Under < 0.24

Less than < 0.10

Above > 0.24
Example: 80 HD:190 TC = 0.42
The higher the number (HDL:TC ratio), the better - the lower your risk of heart attack.
  Triglycerides (TRG)

150 mg/dL - 199 mg/dL

200 mg/dL - 499 mg/dL

Over >500 mg/dL

Under < 150 mg/dL
IDEAL: Under <100m/dL
When triglycerides are "severly high" (greater than < 1000 mg/dL), there is a risk of developing pancreatitis.
  TRG/HDL Ratio:
Triglycerides divided by HDL

2 or Less



Under < 2
110 TRG:60 HDL = < 2
The lower the number (TRG:HDL ratio), the better - the lower your risk of heart attack.
  LDL Cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein - "Bad" Cholesterol)

100 mg/dL - 129 mg/dL

130 mg/dL - 159 mg/dL

160 mg/dL - 189 mg/dL

OPTIMAL: Under < 100 mg/dL
VERY HIGH: 190 mg/dL and above

< 80 mg/dL
The lower, the better

110 mg/dL

140 mg/dL

IDEAL: Under < 70 mg/dL
(If you are a heart patient, LDL MUST be under < 70 mg/dL)
NOT UNDER < 80 mg/dL.
  Glucose (GLU):
6-Hour Fasting Blood Sugar

Under < 87 mg/dL

110 - 125 mg/dL

126 mg/dL and Above (Pre-diabetes)

Under < 90
SEE YOUR DOCTOR, if 110 mg/dL or above
8-Hour Fasting Blood Insulin

Below 5 uU/ml
(VERY GOOD: 2 - 3 uU/ml

5 - 15 uU/ml

Over 15 uU/ml

Under < 90
SEE YOUR DOCTOR, if over 10 uU/ml

PLEASE NOTE: These numbers are based on a fasting lipid profile: 12 to 14 hours before the test (alcohol should NOT be consumed for the 24 hours). IF YOU DON'T FAST, your Triglycerides, LDL, Glucose and Insulin will be higher.
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