Potassium Deficiency Causes Diabetes

The most common cause of genuinely high potassium (hyperkalemia) is related to your kidneys, such as:

  1. Acute kidney failure
  2. Chronic kidney disease

Other causes of hyperkalemia include:

  1. Addison’s disease (adrenal insufficiency)
  2. Angiotensin II receptor blockers
  3. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  4. Beta blockers
  5. Dehydration
  6. Destruction of red blood cells due to severe injury or burns
  7. Excessive use of potassium supplements
  8. Type 1 diabetes