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Potassium

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Carl williams66, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Carl williams66

    Carl williams66 · Active Member

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    Hi guys, I’m not sure if it’s related to the diabetes, but has anyone else had a bit more potassium in their bloods than normal??
     
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    Jordi77 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've had less or no potassium in my blood or system as the treatment for that is potassium tablets and sodium tablets as I got them when I was in hospital last year and I was given dissolving tablets of them but I now use the normal form which I get from a store and they are not that expensive either as I don't like the taste of the other type of tablets
     
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    Carl williams66 · Active Member

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    No potassium?? Anything under 2.5 is life threatening??!!
    Potassium levels should be between 3.4 to 5.2 I think....
     
  4. Carl williams66

    Carl williams66 · Active Member

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    Plus with low potassium it causes cramps, irregular heart beats etc... I’m not talking a major difference mine was only 5.3 but it was enough for the gp to do another BT ‍♂️
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just a little bit of information if required, banana's are high in potassium.
     
  6. Carl williams66

    Carl williams66 · Active Member

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    Yes, I know thank you
     
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    JTL Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bananas are also high in sugar.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    See the big speed bump in the hba1c graph in my signature, you guessed it bananas caused that.
     
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    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can be diabetes related. When I was admitted to A&E with my undiagnosed T1 I had v high potassium and ended up on lots of monitors because they were worried I'd damaged my heart.

    Apparently insulin also takes potassium out of the blood stream so as I hadn't been producing much up it went
     
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    Becca6510 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey! I’ve recently been put on a low potassium diet because mine was too high! I’m CKD stage 3 and a type one so a by product of both these things. Please message me for advice!
     
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    Amysaward89 · Newbie

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    Ur potassium levels are effected on how much insulin u have... whenever I’m put on a slide scale they always put me on a bag of potassium.....
     
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