What is the role of glucose measurements in the diagnosis of hypokalemia (low potassium level)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The glucose level may be elevated; hyperglycemia may suggest that the hypokalemia has been of sufficient severity and duration to impair glucose tolerance.


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