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Re: [IP] Question regarding DKA

With DKA, serum potassium may be normal or elevated but the total body
potassium is decreased. That is my understanding, anyway. Gatorade
and/or orange juice helps replace the potassium and correct the
electrolyte imbalance.

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Meghan said:

The reason that you get thirsty with DKA is that you sugar is high, and
become dehydated.  With DKA, a person's potassium goes way up, not down.

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