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hyperglycemia and hyponatremia/hypernatremia

  1. 0 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
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  3. Visit  jsu102 profile page
    #1 0
    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?
  4. Visit  jillmack11 profile page
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    Diabetes can cause both hypo and hypernatremia 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.

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