font size


Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes insipidus facts*

*Diabetes insipidus facts Medically Edited by:

  • Diabetes insipidus is not related to diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2 diabetes).
  • Diabetes insipidus is caused by problems related to the hormone antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or its receptor and causes frequent urination.
  • There are four types of diabetes insipidus; 1) central diabetes insipidus, 2) nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, 3) dipsogenic diabetes insipidus, and 4) gestational diabetes insipidus.
  • The most common symptom of diabetes insipidus is frequent urination.
  • The diagnosis for diabetes insipidus is based on a series of tests (for example, urinalysis and fluid deprivation test).
  • The treatment for diabetes insipidus depends on the type of diabetes insipidus.
  • Diabetes can lead to chronic kidney disease.
  • Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure in the US.

What is diabetes insipidus, and what are the symptoms of the condition?

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a rare disease that causes frequent urination. The large volume of urine is diluted, mostly water. To make up for lost water, a person with diabetes insipidus may feel the need to drink large amounts and is likely to urinate frequently, even at night, which can disrupt sleep and, on occasion, cause bedwetting. Because of the excretion of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine, people with diabetes insipidus may quickly become dehydrated if they do not drink enough water. Children with diabetes insipidus may be irritable or listless and may have fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. Milder forms of diabetes insipidus can be managed by drinking enough water, usually between 2 and 2.5 liters a day. Diabetes insipidus severe enough to endanger a person's health is rare.


Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Diabetes Insipidus - Effective Treatment Question: What kinds of treatment were used for diabetes insipidus in you or someone you know?
Diabetes Insipidus - Symptoms Question: What were the signs or symptoms of diabetes insipidus in you, a friend, or relative?
Diabetes Insipidus - Share Your Experience Question: Were you or someone you know diagnosed with diabetes insipidus? Please share your experience.
Diabetes Insipidus - Diagnosis Question: What tests and exams led to a diagnosis of diabetes insipidus?
Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/diabetes_insipidus/article.htm

Diabetes

Find tips and advances in treatment.

Diabetes Insipidus Related Articles
advertisement
advertisement
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations

NIH talks about Ebola on WebMD