Dear Dr Seifter,
your article gave me the possibility to review some basic concepts of biochemistry and physiology, so thank-you!
Therefore, one question came up to my mind: patients with diabetic ketoacidosis usually present with hyperkalemia (due to the potassium/ hydrogen cellular shifting). How can we manage this situation? Is the Insulin treatment sufficient to correct the hyperkalemic state?
Julian Seifter, MD
Director of Renal Medical Student Education at Harvard Medical School
Matthew Sparks, MD
Nephrologist at Duke University and Durham VA Medical Centers
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