hyperglycemia and hyponatremia/hypernatremia

  1. 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. by   jsu102
    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. by   jillmack11
    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.