help! Besides insulin, why is potassium given to lower blood glucose? - Page 2Register Today!
- Feb 9, '12 by fsh1986Quote from daisywillI know this is old... but I'm confused. I thought Kayexelate was given for hyperkalemia? From what I remember in clinicals, doesn't the Kayexelate switch out sodium for potassium and cause the body to dump potassium?Hi. I might be too late but I just saw this post. Potassium is used in rapid situations to push glucose IN the cells. This produces a decrease in SERUM potassium. Thats why kayxelate is used to push glucose into the cells. Hope I helped.