I've been stuck on this question all day after my instructor got our brains churning during clinical this morning.
He said that besides insulin, potassium is also sometimes given to lower serum glucose and my questions are: why is it given and how does it work to lower bg?
The only relationship I know that potassium has to bg-related things is insulin being used to temporarily treat hyperkalemia but other than that I have no clue.
If you have any thoughts/knowledge/input it would be greatly appreciated!
Feb 9, '06
basically i head that potassium helps push the glucose out of the cells but am not sure how. That last post was a little lengthy and hard to understand. Can anyone explain it a little easier?
Last edit by schwalmys8862 on Feb 10, '06