Lg Cwd
icon-nav-help
Need Help

Submit your question to our team of health care professionals.

icon-nav-current-questions
Current Question

See what's on the mind of the community right now.

icon-conf-speakers-at-a-glance
Meet the Team

Learn more about our world-renowned team.

icon-nav-archives
DTeam Archives

Review the entire archive according to the date it was posted.

icon-question-mark
June 2, 2002

Hyperglycemia and DKA

Question from Washington, USA:

I was recently diagnosed with type�2 diabetes. I have had very bad muscle spasms and cramps in my legs, back, and neck. Is this due to my blood sugar being too high?

Answer:

If the sugars have been high, this may be one manifestation of their elevation. You urinate more often and dehydrate the muscles. In addition, diuretics or frequent urination can cause your muscles to lose potassium. Have your physician address your potassium level and your blood sugar control.

JTL