in my textbook about fluid and electrolytes alteration,
one overview section lists that hyperglycemia is a precipitating event that leads to hypernatremia,
and several pages later in a section about dehydration, it lists that hyperglycemia leads to hyponatremia
does hyperglycemia lead to both hypernatremia and hyponatremia
Last edit by GingerSue on Sep 6, '07
Sep 12, '07
Funny you post this - I found the same thing in one of my books and I was curious about the same thing.
Anyone have any feedback?
Sep 16, '07
Diabetes can cause both hypo
natremia according to www.merk.com
DKA and hyponatremia and something about lack of insulin and sodium being unable to cross in hypernatremia. I need to read it more to understand it deeper.