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|Portuguese to English translations [PRO]|
Medical - Medical (general) / prescription instructions
|Portuguese term or phrase: glicemia|
|TESTE A GLICEMIA X VEZES AO DIA.|
I know that "glicemia" = "glycemia" or "blood sugar" in English. My quesion is: Is "glicemia" a high register word in Portuguese, as "glycemia" is in English, that would be used only by medical personnel? Or is "glicemia" the everyday word used in Portuguese that would be equivalent to the English expression "blood sugar"? Thank you!
|blood sugar (in this context)|
As noted by quandt, "glicemia" is equivalent to "blood sugar" and "blood glucose" alike. It is the only term in everyday use by laypeople, diabetics, etc. (and I have personal experience in this area :) In this particular context (patient instructions), the best equivalent would be "blood sugar".
I'd render this simply as "check your blood sugar X times a day".
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Filippe Vasconcellos de Freitas Guimarães
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