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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
244 doctors shared insights

Diabetes Insipidus (Overview)

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a condition of excessive thirst and urination. It can be caused by kidney dysfunction or problems in a part of the brain that controls fluid management in the body.


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Just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus any tips?

Just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus any tips?

It is very important: See your doctor immediately if you notice the two most common signs of diabetes insipidus: excessive urination and extreme thirst. And follow his or her instruction, control your wieght. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
244 doctors shared insights

Diabetes Insipidus (Overview)

Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a condition of excessive thirst and urination. It can be caused by kidney dysfunction or problems in a part of the brain that controls fluid management in the body.


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How does diabetes insipidus affect lifespan?

How does diabetes insipidus affect lifespan?

Little: Diabetes insipidus is caused by the inability of the kidneys to conserve water, which leads to frequent urination and pronounced thirst.The outcome depends on the underlying disorder. If treated, diabetes insipidus does not cause severe problems or reduce life expectancy. ...Read more

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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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Could symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear and then return, why?

Could symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear and then return, why?

YES: Post brain surgery or trauma or irradiation or chemotherapy, can cause transient diabetes insipidus and siadh. Treatment is indicated during the transient phase. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to diagnose diabetes insipidus? Just vasopressin?

What tests can be done to diagnose diabetes insipidus?  Just vasopressin?

Dehydration test: The dehydration test is used to diagnose diabetes insipidus. This test is typically performed at an endocrinology office. It involves not drinking any liquids for 12 hours and then labwork is done in the morning and six hours later. ...Read more

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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
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Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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What is the fluid deprivation test for diabetes insipidus?

Vasopressin test.: This is a dehydration test for diabetes insipidus. First, fluid is withheld until urine osmolality is stable. Then 5 u of vasopressin is given by subcutaneous injection. The urine and plasma osmolality/concentration is measures before and one hour after the injection. Argenine vasopressin or avp given to these patients causes a >9% rise in urine osmolality. In normal patients, it is <9%. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more