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A 47-year-old male asked:

My dad is type 2 diabetes and insulin dependent his potassium is 5.5 what do you recommend?

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Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 20 years experience
Check with doctor. : High potassium is commonly seen in diabetics for various reasons - kidney disease, medication side effects, and hyperglycemia can cause temporarily high potassium itself. Best to check with his doctor who has access to his history, medication list, and other lab values. If potassium persistently high, may benefit from seeing nephrologist. Good luck.

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