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  1. ??? about lab results.
    ... worry. There are as follows: Sodium: 139 mmol/L Potassium : 4.4 mmol/L BUN: 8 mg/dL Creatinine: 0.53 mg...

  2. Help he's eating us out of house and home!!!!
    ... requires 4 insulin shots daily, plus metformin and potassium . I found out recently he was kicked out by every family...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  3. Help he's eating us out of house and home!!!!
    ... requires 4 insulin shots daily, plus metformin and potassium . I found out recently he was kicked out by every family...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  4. Bloodsugar test = 675 (!)
    ... mention neuropathy in my hands feet and torso. my potassium was low, and my blood pressure was 80/65. they told...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin byetta

  5. Question
    ... blood levels being off all the time (should also say potassium is often low too) and the quality of my life changing...
    ... to continue furosemide you probably need to be on a potassium supplement, too. See.... there's just no end to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avapro Diovan Furosemide Lisinopril

  6. I found out today that I probably have diabetes.
    ... reason I had to have the test repeated was because my potassium levels were a bit high. And, since all the other kidney...

  7. Can anyone help me here?
    ... anyway. Elec/urea/creat is your electrolytes like potassium and sodium, urea also known as BUN, and creatinine...

  8. new here, not new to Diabetes
    ... mention neuropathy in my hands feet and torso. my potassium was low, and my blood pressure was 80/65. they told...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin byetta

  9. bedtime 117, fasting 209?
    ... problems with my electrolyte levels and I take presc potassium and OTC magnesium. I guess my Christmas is not...
    ... problems with my electrolyte levels and I take presc potassium and OTC magnesium. I guess my Christmas is not...
    ... added element, which I will make another post on ( potassium ). Blessings Ramona...
    ... added element, which I will make another post on ( potassium ). Blessings Ramona Ramona, Do you test before ... of the night and test. I saw your post about the potassium supplements, but I don't know about that. Ruth...
    ... the connection, but I have found that taking my 3 potassium pills one at a time throughout the day does seem to...
    ... the connection, but I have found that taking my 3 potassium pills one at a time throughout the day does seem to ... and apparently it does have something to do with the potassium supplements. However, even 157 is quite high for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  10. 7 weeks since diagnosed Type 2
    ... Urinating a lot is common, but you may be losing potassium , causing your aches. Take a vitamin supplement for...
    ... nurse checked my blood tests from mid-July and my potassium level was 4 point something which is normal and apparently...

  11. Hi to all,
    ... Because i tend to urinate alot, that explains why the potassium level in my body went drastic low and even though...

  12. weird symptoms, worried about potassium
    ... pills you are taking are causing your body to hold potassium , the diarrhea will help to lower it. It is possible ... infection adn the antibiotics. Do you have a history of potassium problems? Best of luck and keep us posted. Cora...
    ... the fact that potassium will lower due to the diarrhea really makes me feel ... had thought it would lower my sodium and keep the potassium the same I have no history of problems with potassium...

  13. Potassium levels of 7. Please Help
    ... Hey guys, I recently took a blood test today and my potassium level was 7. Urine Analysis Bilirubin, ketone, ... lemon, etc) and potatoes. These are all foods high in potassium . Cora...
    ... potassium level number should be 5.6...
    ... 3.5-5 is the range I know of for potassium . At 7, they are usually doing dialysis to get it...
    ... blondy2061h;3186884]3.5-5 is the range I know of for potassium . At 7, they are usually doing dialysis to get it ... range is 3.6 to 5.1. But 5.6 is definitely too high. Potassium should ideally always be below 5. Cora...
    ... potassium level should be 5.6...
    ... [QUOTE=CD2;3188034] potassium level should be 5.6 No...it shouldn't....
    ... [QUOTE=CD2;3188034] potassium level should be 5.6 5.6 is borderline dangerous ... needs to be watched. All you have to do is type normal potassium level into any search engine and it will give you ... glucose level (in mmol). But it's not acceptable for potassium . Ask on the kidney board if you don't believe us....
    ... higher levels. Ace inhibitors can cause you to hold potassium - this is something the docs will watch closely. ...
    ... 5. Do an internet search. Use the terms normal potassium level. Cora...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lisinopril

  14. 3 different medical diets leave me confused. Help!
    ... she doesn't follow it properly, especially with the potassium restrictions, she could die (too high potassium can...

  15. Why,why, Why?!!!????
    ... Also try eating bananas too! That will also help(the potassium ) or potatoes or whatever has some of the potassium...

  16. Ketones with Low Bloodsugars
    ... heart monitor while they stabilised her BG and got her potassium levels back to where they should be. Caroline refused...

  17. Hi and hoping someone can help....
    ... yoghurt will help settle the stomach and bananas contain potassium , depleted by alcohol and seratonin to help you through...

  18. High phosphorous level
    ... the potatoe salad. I'm quite surprised too that her potassium isn't high as well. Have a chat with the docs and...

  19. Magnesium question....
    ... raw and cooked out the whazoo so i don't worry about potassium and magnesium that much. just my story. ICC...

  20. Whats the Effect ?
    ... vitamins in smaller quantity plus a couple of minerals ( Potassium , Zinc), all of the fiber is left behind by the squeezing...

  21. High Blood Pressure And Diabetics
    ... My mother would like to know if low potassium cause "dry mouth" and bitter taste. She was recently...
    ... My mother would like to know if low potassium cause "dry mouth" and bitter taste. She was recently ... name is Beatrice. Has she been diagnosed with low potassium ? That can be due to a diuretic (water pill used for ... like tomato, potato, or orange juice for that. Low potassium usually causes cramps. Some bp meds can cause dry...

  22. Questions-my son
    ... Glucose 91 (70-110) Sodium 141 (136-145) Potassium 4.9 ((3.5-5.0) Chloride 104 (98-110) CO2 27...

  23. Possibly new to diabetes..?? (i hope not)
    ... in hospital recently with that, on hydrocortisone, potassium , heparin to prevent blood clots and lots of medication...
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  24. what happens when you have a bug
    ... which leads to dehydration. The loss of fluids causes potassium levels to fall, which can cause heart failure. So ... infusion and a saline drip for rehydration, glucose, potassium and whatever else she needs. They would also probably...

  25. foot cramps!!!!!!!!
    ... either of you take fluid pills? If so..you might need a potassium supplement. Or drink orange juice or eat a banana ... Now with the blood sugar....don't over do. I take a potassium supplement the dr. prescribed..because they are stronger...

  26. Diabetic neuropathy in feet and toes painful ?
    ... in the correct amounts. I did not realize that my potassium (? spelling) had gotten extremely low. I was not ... taking any potassium supplements at the time, as I didn't realize how important ... later. In this instance, it was brought on by low potassium . I had to be taken to the hospital. I had a little ... diet as I mentioned above. (Less calcium in bones and potassium being too low). Hope this helps. Best of Luck...

  27. Any suggestions?
    ... any one know exactly how sugar levels effect your potassium levels?...

  28. from a long term diabetic
    ... anemic and my doctor put me on a thyroid pill and potassium pills. I have lost about 48 lbs. I am still obese...

  29. Frequent severe bouts of vomiting..
    ... blood work) done. If you eat things that are high in potassium or phosphorus and your kidneys are failing, you might...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis

  30. Supplements for leg cramps
    ... what and how much is best, also how often. I read Potassium , Magnesium, B-6... I like bananas, just never buy ... them. Do bananas actually have enough Potassium I can eat them instead?...
    ... doctor told me to eat bananas. I guess you can't get potassium in a supplement. Just 1/2 banana a day was enough...
    ... OK, thanks for the info. I know Potassium supplements are available, though it seems to be something...
    ... what and how much is best, also how often. I read Potassium , Magnesium, B-6... I like bananas, just never buy ... them. Do bananas actually have enough Potassium I can eat them instead?If the information I read is ... up to date, there is no RDA for potassium , but it is thought that 1600 to 2000 mg per day for ... have a medical condition which requires you to limit potassium . You'd want to get your potassium through food, ... rather than OTC supplements. Because excess potassium can be dangerous, the maximum allowed in OTC supplements...
    ... kidney problems. Cramps can also be caused by too much potassium and calcium. This would be evident from a blood test...

  31. concern for my Dad
    ... Has your dad had his potassium checked. If so, a count of 3 or less is too low, a ... or other and all they need is the proper amount of potassium . Do not give potassium without doctor approval...
    ... Has your dad had his potassium checked. If so, a count of 3 or less is too low, a ... or other and all they need is the proper amount of potassium . Do not give potassium without doctor approval...

  32. Type 1 adjusting to ACE med side effects
    ... with Vasotec, myself included. In most of us our potassium went very high which caused a lot of problems. If...
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  33. just need help
    ... at the ER he flat lined twice more. They said his potassium was too high and that this was what caused the problem...
    ... Hyperkalemia- high potassium levels can be caused by kidney problems which can...

  34. Symptoms but I don't think I'm a diabetic
    ... sauce. I try to make sure we get a proper amount of potassium and sodium in our diet, and we don't overeat or undereat ... and a snack or two. I had a full blood workup. My potassium , sodium, and chloride were all within normal ranges ... Yasmin for birth control. The BC is supposed to be potassium conserving, but I don't know. I don't have a...
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  35. Substitute for Gatorade?
    ... nformation: total carbs 3 g. calories 10 sodium 40 mg potassium 100 mg Vitamin A 100% Vitamin C 130% Vitamin E...
    ... the Gatorade site and V8 actually has 5 more mg of potassium (tropical and strawberry kiwi, other 2 flavors have ... case, it would be worth a try. But he would get more potassium drinking the V8 undilluted. Just some thoughts.....
    ... The major electrolytes in your body are: sodium potassium chloride Calcium magnesium bicarbonate phosphate ... foods rich in electrolytes (focusing on foods high in potassium and calcium), because increasing sodium is NOT great...
    ... float a boat. Since Dx, he's been eating a banana ( potassium ) and cup of lite yogurt (calcium) every day, and the...
    ... Eight ounces of V8 low-sodium vegetable juice has more potassium than even the Gatorade, and very little added sugar...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  36. Recently taking Actos but have gained weight. Is this a side effect?
    ... the symptoms. Make sure you talk to your dr. about a potassium supplement if you do try the water pill. good luck...
    ... the symptoms. Make sure you talk to your dr. about a potassium supplement if you do try the water pill. good luck...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Actos Furosemide Lantus Lasix

  37. high results and not a diabetic
    ... for an ambulance. You can end up dehydrated and your potassium levels can get screwed up. If that happens then it...

  38. Going off of insulin
    ... potatoes in my diet, I also reduced the amount of potassium I was getting, so I had to find other foods high in ... potassium . ...When I went on the diet i lost about 20 lbs....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metformin

  39. New to this, information please! :)
    ... test and the next day she rushed me into A&E as my potassium as 6point something (apparantly heart attack level...
    ... and it was over 700. She was in ketoacidosis and her potassium level was extremely low. I remember you said you had ... the same problem with your potassium level and the acidosis thingy (lol). She was also...
    ... also came to the conclusion that I did need to go. My potassium was 6point something, I'm really not sure whether ... even though my glucose was extremely high and the potassium and ketoacidosis I felt absolutely fine. They were...
    Medications also discussed in this post: levemir

  40. leg cramps
    ... Be sure you are taking calcium,magnesium and potassium ...

  41. Difficulty breathing ALL NIGHT after consuming too many carbs. Anyone else?
    ... total carbs of 30g, 10g of fiber, 85mg sodium, 480mg potassium , 6g sugar, 1g fat and 13g of protein per 1 cup of ... total carbs of 36g, 12g of fiber, 165mg sodium, 240mg potassium , 7.5g sugar, 1.5g fat, and 4.5g of protein per cup...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lasix

  42. My Wife's Case
    ... roxytoluene) 600mg capsules One cap, three daily 2 K-DUR ( POTASSIUM CHLORIDE) 10meq tablets One tablet, three daily ... cysteine) 600 mg capsules One Cap daily 3 K-DUR ( POTASSIUM CHLORIDE) 10meq tablets One tablet 4 *! Selenium ... hydroxytoluene) 600mg capsules One cap 2 K-DUR ( POTASSIUM CHLORIDE) 10meq tablets One tablet 3 *Aminoguanidine...
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  43. I Need Help!!!
    ... Spironollactone- 25 mg- excess water and loss of potassium asprin- for the heart Plavix 75 mg- to keep arterys ... open Linsinopril 10 mg-blood pressure potassium cl 10 toprol xl 25 mg lipitor 40 mg hydrocodone...
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  44. Help Stomach Virus
    ... insisted that I go to the dr at the end of 3 days and my potassium was 2 very very low. I wasn`t monitoring my b/s then...

  45. Why is weight loss a symptom?
    ... the fact that I couldn't walk! I had lost so much potassium that I got constant cramps in my legs. I also had...

  46. Severe pain in legs
    ... extensive periods. It also sounds like it could be a low potassium level. Go to your Dr. (Endocrinologist) and have...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zocor

  47. Glucose levels - help......
    ... blood pressure meds and that has been doing ok, but my potassium has been dropping - like water pills (for lowering ... So, I had another blood draw yesterday to check potassium since I had a draw in April and June for Thyroid and ... it had potassium on it - slowly falling. lol Well, call from my doctor ... - not about potassium - it hasn't even come in yet. But, to ask how I'm...

  48. Question about test
    ... things are happening. The body also rapidly loses Potassium and Sodium so the elctrolytes are thrown off. You...

  49. Please Help...When does diabetes related ED kick in
    ... and instead switched me to Amlodipine and Losartan Potassium . Blood pressure is under control but my ED still persists...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Prozac

  50. Severe Leg Cramps
    ... Have you had your potassium checked lately? Diabetics have a problem with potassium ... is leg cramps. You can eat foods that are high in potassium like bananas, take supplements, massage the legs when ... happens, etc. If I were you, I would look to my potassium level first and then branch out to other causes. HTH...
    ... Those potassium -depletion cramps can get your whole foot and leg so ... can cause muscle pain, which is different from the potassium cramp kind. I too have been on muscle-relaxant, methocarba...
    ... properly. Keep us posted about the leg cramps. Potassium supplements are a big help, I have to take nearly...
    ... night with severe leg cramps until I started taking a potassium mineral supplement out of Canada called KM. I've been...
    ... Potassium tablets are available OTC wherever they sell supplements ... it usually starts, and know when you need your potassium . I just read somewhere that diabetics need ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage Metformin

  51. I just found out that I have type 2 diabetes
    ... need some diet supplements, over-the-counter, incl potassium , and if you're ever on glucophage/metformin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Glucophage Metformin

  52. what tests determine peripheral neuropothy?
    ... muscle issue. Diabetics are notorious for having low potassium levels. Low potassium leads to muscle cramps usually ... are low. Banana's and Apricots are good sources of potassium and should help if that is the problem. If increased ... levels of potassium don't help, a Muscle Function Test is usually done...

  53. Newly Diognosed
    ... more tests come back. Hemoglobin A1C, Sodium Serum, Potassium Serum, Chloride Serum, BUN, Creatinine serum and Microalbum...
    ... higher your blood sugar, the more fluid you lose. Potassium Serum; Same as above Chloride Serum: Same as above ... .... Low levels of Chloride, Potassium , and Sodium can give an idea of how well the body...

  54. I need HELP again
    ... disposal, even sodium. Also, some BP meds can cause potassium to build up, so that could be an issue when choosing...
    ... Oh, and if you do switch, stop or reduce taking potassium . ACEi's increase potassium accumulation. Try not...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Zocor

  55. Gestational Diabetes?
    ... yogurt were a favorite of mine as bananas are high in Potassium which diabetics are usually lacking. Whole wheat breads...

  56. diabetes vs. pain
    ... Has he had is potassium levels checked? Lack of potassium can cause cramping in your muscles. Other than that...
    ... I would still recommend having a potassium level done as diabetics are notorious for having low...

  57. What type of doctor...
    ... internal doctor? He also has not addressed the potassium level that has been too low for two years. Potassium ... shrugged it off but I know it is dangerous to have low potassium . This doctor is supposed to be good but I am starting...
    ... can help you with both the high blood sugars and the potassium levels. Good luck...

  58. Lab results - pre Diabetes?
    ... glucose. Could this be pre Diabetes? Also, my potassium levels have been chronically low for a couple of years ... ...is there some correlation between low potassium and Diabetes? Thanks for any info. Also, I saw...
    ... blood sugars. Alot of diabetics have a problem with potassium depletion but I dont really know why. That is something...
    ... boards/showthread.php?t=123111[/url] Regarding potassium levels: some bloodpressure medicines (generally diuretics ... ) can affect potassium levels. That might be the culprit if you are being ... vegetables, and some fruits are generally good sources of potassium . Do you eat plenty of these or is your diet primarily ... breads, pasta, cereal, etc. are generally very low in potassium ) which might contribute to low potassium levels (100 ... cereals being the exception which are relatively high in potassium ). Actually, getting too little potassium in the diet ... Offhand, I don't know of any connection between low potassium levels and diabetes other than the possiblity of diet ... grain based diets place you at increased risk of low potassium levels and Type II diabetes)....
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  59. New Diabetic - Insulin Regulation
    ... sodium issues with my diet, was on a dieuretic, my potassium levels dropped and sodium levels also dropped with ... these things from my diet, was on the diuretic and potassium pills, no swollen feet, but could not lose weight...
    ... sodium issues with my diet, was on a dieuretic, my potassium levels dropped and sodium levels also dropped with ... these things from my diet, was on the diuretic and potassium pills, no swollen feet, but could not lose weight...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cialis

  60. diabetes and kidney damage
    ... now... for 3 weeks now. My normal diet is high in Potassium , and there are warnings to not take Potassium supplements...

  61. Bitter Melon
    ... any mineral....calcium, magnesium, sodium, lithium, potassium , chromium, vanadium, copper and tons of others. Chromium...
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