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The International System of Units (SI Units) is provided by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM). SI is the modern form of the metric system, which contains e.g. weight indications in grams, milligrams and kilograms. It is the world-wide mostly applied system in technology and science and the preferred system of units used in The Review of Diabetic Studies. In some countries, among them the USA, partly other units are used. We call these the conventional or US units.
Find below a chemical conversion table containing chemical compounds with factors for conversion from conventional (or US) to SI units as well as a calculator for conversions of all listed chemicals and substances. The calculation refers to the units indicated in the table. No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. The collection below includes glucose, which is also described in more detail here.
Last edited by cabeman; 09-12-2010 at 12:02 AM.
Best tool ever.
Thank you so much, SG. I've been looking for something like this *forever*.
Now if someone could find or make a tool that converts IU to mcg/mg.......
Last edited by cillakat; 07-20-2010 at 07:46 AM.
Last edited by Sungrazer; 07-20-2010 at 08:26 AM.
but thank you for persisting. it's very very much appreciated.
I teach engineering. what we called the "english system" is now called the "UCS" for "US customary system". Guess we are the last ones to go SI.Humorous. You call the non-SI units system the US system. In the US, we tend to blame it on the British. It is often called English standard. At least it was during my years in engineering.
I appreciate the link. It is now bookmarked.
I'm one of those people that makes far too many conversion errors and really, it *scares* me. It's stressful having to double and triple check my work anyway, but then again with conversions.
because in the US "the customer is always right". Engineers generally market to companies. To managers, plant engineers etc. they cant envision a mm as easliy as a foot or a kg as easily as a lb. So the engineers give them what they want. (most engineers would rather work in SI) But engineers that publish scholary articles do so in SIITA. I don't understand the hold up. In medicine and science it's virtually all SI. Why aren't we making the switch?
the US gov tried real hard in the 70's to change us over but it didnt work.