Viewing Your Data - Changing Display Units to mmol/L

This article assumes you have:

  1. A Tidepool Account - if you do not have a Tidepool account, you can create one for free at
  2. Previously Uploaded Your Data - in order to view your data in mmol/L, you first need to upload your data. See this guide on using the Tidepool Uploader for help.

1. Log in to your Tidepool account.

Visit to log in to your Tidepool account.

2. Open your profile settings.

Click your name or the gear next to your name at the top of the screen.

3. Change units to mmol/L.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this mean I can use Tidepool if I don't live in the United States?

We do not restrict access to Tidepool outside the United States, but you should take not of our Privacy Policy, "[A]t this time, Tidepool Apps are only intended for use in the United States and the European Union (‘EU’). The Tidepool Apps and Tidepool Platform are hosted in the United States and all information is stored in the United States. By using the Tidepool Apps and Tidepool Platform you consent to processing and storage of your information in the United States."

See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use for more details.

Can I use my meter that only displays in mmol/L?

That’s tricky. Devices upload either in mg/dL or in mmol/L. Very few let you set the units yourself, and this is typically hardcoded by the device manufacturer. We’re working to add support for all mmol/L devices, but unless we actually have a mmol/L version of a particular device in our hands, we can’t test it to make sure our software will behave properly.

If you have a mmol/L device and it's not displaying data correctly in Tidepool or you’re using a device that uploads in mmol/L that we don’t yet support, please send an email to

What about some other device that I use for my diabetes management that you don't yet support?

If you are using a device that is not yet supported by Tidepool, please send an email to so we can prioritize our engineering efforts.

Please reach out to if you have any questions or feedback on this article. Please include the article title if you are submitting feedback to make it easier for us to identify what changes need to be made.

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