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Reply To: hyponautremia


Thank you for your answer scott.
just to see that i got this right
So the sodium is both lost through urine with diuresis and diluted by water being drawn into vasculature from intersitital fluid. Does that mean we shouldnt worry as the body as the sodium, just not in the extracellular space?

Insulin will also cause hypokalemia- because it shifts potassium into the cells. which is why insulin is given with potassium supplementation? but is also potassium lost through increased diuresis? i get abit confused here as diabetics is said to be hyperkalemic due to lack of insulin, but then they have increased diuresis with the hyperglycemia as well.