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Irregular blood sugar levels due to low potassium

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
STEROIDS: Steroids like DEXAMETHASONE are used post op to decrease swelling . Common side effects are elevated glucose And low potassium. D/W your doctor and ha... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
No effect: Low potassium does not have a direct, significant effect on blood sugar levels.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
It's lack of carbs: Why limit your carbs to 20g daily? Why are you checking your blood sugars? As you ought to know if you are doing this experiment, your body will eve... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yup and No.: Potassium gluconate is the potassium salt of gluconic acid which is indeed related to glucose. The amount of potassium gluconate ingested is very sm... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connor
Emergency Medicine 35 years experience
Excellent: It appears that you keep diabetes under excellent control Do you check your Hemoglobin A1C yearly.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Low potassium: You would be better off waiting for your potassium (k) levels to rise before you play soccer. The more important question is, why is your k low? Are y... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Potassium: Electrolytes are in balance between intra and extracellular spaces. If the serum potassium is low, then even though intracellular potassium is higher,... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sorrentino
Cardiac Electrophysiology 36 years experience
Florinef (fludrocortisone): Florinef (fludrocortisone) causes salt and fluid retention. The fluid retention may cause a rise in bnp. Suggest you discuss result with your md. Lowe... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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This level is easily: Corrected oral potassium.The high sodium is not directly caused by the low potassium.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Yes.: Potassium has a definite effect on ekg. Hypokalemia can result in atrial and ventricular arrhythmias while hyperkalemia can result in bradycardia and... Read More

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