Endocrine disorders

Diabetes insipidus

(DI)

About Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus (DI) causes frequent urination. You become extremely thirsty, so you drink. Then you urinate. This cycle can keep you from sleeping or even make you wet the bed. Your body produces lots of urine that is almost all water.DI is different from diabetes mellitus (DM), which involves insulin problems and high blood sugar. The symptoms can be similar. However, DI is related to how your kidneys handle fluids. It's much less common than DM. Urine and blood tests can show which one you have.Usually, DI is caused by a problem with your pituitary gland or your kidneys. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Medicines can often help.NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

All Medications for Diabetes insipidus

  • DDAVP
    (desmopressin)
    Prescription only

    DDAVP (desmopressin) can treat several conditions and comes in different forms. Be sure to take DDAVP (desmopressin) the way your doctor tells you to.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Nasal spray
    • Injection

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Diabetes insipidus

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • diabetes is a disease you have the power to control

  • Ask your doctor if ddavp in rhinal tube is an option. Fast acting and able to titrate precisely. Changed my life.

What’s your best coping strategy?

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Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • fitness

  • going to a diabetes center for education