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Why is diabetes a risk factor for sodium metabolism disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Diabetes mellitus, along with high blood sugar, can cause high urine volumes and dehydration leading to hypernatremia (high sodium). Diabetes inspidus can cause high urine volumes without high blood sugar; this can lead to dehydration and hypernatremia as well. When diabetes is managed correctly, the risk of developing a sodium metabolism disorder such as hypernatremia decreases significantly.

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