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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/14/2006 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello I am new, I am in the process of working on my Register Nurse degree and have to do some critical thinking. Is there anyone out there that is good at critical thinking.  If so help please. the exercise is about dehydration and diabetes.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 1/15/2006 2:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Elevated glucose levels in the blood cause the body to try to lower them through excretion. The kidneys will do this by excreting glucose in the urine. Extra water is required to disolve the glucose molecules and this leads to dehydration and thirst. This is why diabetics drink more water than normals if they aren't in good blood sugar control. If I have had too many carbs I will notice it right away because my thirst levels skyrocket and then I'm in the bathroom every half hour.

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