Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disturbances in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus.

@article{Palmer2015ElectrolyteAA,
  title={Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disturbances in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus.},
  author={B F Palmer and Deborah J. Clegg},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={373 6},
  pages={548-59}
}
The prevalence of diabetes is increasing rapidly, and type 2 diabetes now accounts for 20 to 50% of cases of new-onset diabetes in young people.1 Electrolyte disturbances are common in patients with diabetes and may be the result of an altered distribution of electrolytes related to hyperglycemiainduced osmotic fluid shifts or of total-body deficits brought about by osmotic diuresis. Complications from end-organ injury and the therapies used in the management of diabetes may also contribute to… CONTINUE READING

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