There is a lot of information out there about the connection between diabetes and potassium. For instance, some Type 1 Diabetics tend to have too much. Many Type 2 Diabetics have too little. Yet, because of some medications, some Type 2 diabetics may not be able to excrete potassium in the way that they should.
Here is where you must ask your doctor for a potassium test to determine your potassium level. They may have already done this. But they may have not.
The best way to get potassium is through diet. Be careful about supplements. You do not want a too-high level. So it is a balancing act. Only take supplements while working with your doctor.
Keep in mind that some diabetics are on a very low carb diet and eat a lot of meat. Eating this way will deplete potassium levels and will be detrimental to your health in many ways.
The best way to get adequate potassium is still to eat slices of cantaloupe, avocado, and of course, bananas.
A raw apple cider vinegar, such as Bragg’s has a lot of potassium as well, and may be why so many diabetics consider it a wonder medicine~~but keep an eye on those potassium levels.
Keep in mind that having a too-high potassium level is very rare, but having a too-low one is very common, especially among Type 2 Diabetics, obese individuals and those with pre-diabetes and high sugar levels. Potassium can also prevent heart disease, so eat your way to health with fruits such as bananas and cantaloupe.
One way to get the necessary potassium early in the morning and start your day off right is an orange-cantaloupe smoothie slush or a cantaloupe-pineapple smoothie made with vanilla soy milk.