Insulin for HyperKalemia in Renal Insufficiency

Introduction  • Insulin with dextrose is an effective method to lower potassium levels quickly in acute hyperkalemia.  • Literature shows ranges of potassium reduction by 0.5-1.0 mEq after administration of a single dose.  • Patients with renal insufficiency and end stage renal disease (ESRD) have a higher incidence of  hypoglycemia after treatment with insulin for […]