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Doctor insights on: Diabetes Insipidus Vs Diabetes Mellitus

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How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

How are diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus different?

Very different: Diabetes mellitus is the typical "diabetes" that we are familiar with. It's caused by an Insulin problem (too little or just not working well (resistance)) causing elevation in blood sugar. Diabetes insipidus is a water problem characterized by lots of urination and high sodium level. It's caused by an ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone) problem (too little or just not working well). ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
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Diabetes Insipidus (Definition)

A condition in which your pituitary gland does not make the ADH hormone, and you have to drink and urinate constantly. Many with this condition carry water with them at all ...Read more


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What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?

What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?

Polydipsia ? etiolog: Psycogenic polydpsia can cause this but other physiologic causes must be ruled out by basic chemistries. You should see your PCP for blood work. ...Read more

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Why is the urine of patients with diabetes mellitus bright (almost neon) yellow? Also, what causes the pH spike with diabetes insipidus?

Why is the urine of patients with diabetes mellitus bright (almost neon) yellow? Also, what causes the pH spike with diabetes insipidus?

Dehydration, fillers: Bright urine most often comes from dehydration (too little fluid or excess loss of fluids), often seen in diabetes. It can also come from the fillers and buffers in pills, including vitamins. pH spiking is alkalosis or excessively alkaline state from abnormal fluid and electrolyte dynamics. See your PCP or Endocrinologist for electrolyte lab work, and more info and discussion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and mellitus?

What is the difference between diabetes insipidus and  mellitus?

Unrelated conditions: Diabetes mellitus (dm) is a condition of excessively high sugars which can cause one to void large amounts of urine frequently. Type 1 dm is caused by pancreatic failure so Insulin is required. Type 2 dm is resistance to Insulin or inefficient use. Diabetes insipidus is voiding large amounts of urine frequently due to either kidney or brain disorder, both unrelated to sugar & insulin. ...Read more

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What is diabetes insipidus?

What is diabetes insipidus?

Two types: Either antidiuretic hormone (ADH (vasopressin)) is not being made in the posterior part of the pituitary or ADH (vasopressin) is being made, but the kidney lacks the receptor to which ADH (vasopressin) is bound in order to work to preserve water from leaving the body in excess. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have diabetes insipidus?

What do I do if I have diabetes insipidus?

Follow doc's advise: You need to find out the cause so you can be treated appropriately. Often time, diabetes insipidus is just a symptom, not the cause. The hormone involved is ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone). If the cause is in the brain, treatment is to give back ADH (vasopressin) (ddavp) either in nasal spray or pill. If the problem is at the kidney, treatment is antiinflammatory (indomethacin) and diuretics (hctz and amiloride). ...Read more

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Diabetes insipidus == what are the symptoms?

Diabetes insipidus == what are the symptoms?

Symptoms of D Insipi: Symptoms of diabetes insipidus are excessive urination and extreme thorst especialy of cold water sometimes ice and ice water.Extreme urination continues throghout the day and the night adults remain healthy as long as enough water is consumed to offset the urinary loss . In children it interfere with eating and weight gain and growth.They present with fever, vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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I want to know all about diabetes insipidus?

Whoa !!: I think your best bet here is to google it. Not that there are some brilliant minds on this site that could answer this question but there is not enough room or time to tell you all about diabetes insipitus. That is a huge order. Rj. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetes insipidus?

What are the symptoms of diabetes insipidus?

Peeing all the time!: Diabetes insipidus (or di) is caused by either a lack of or a resistance to the hormone in your body (antidiuretic hormone) which normally allows your body to concentrate urine (so that you make less of it). Without this hormone, you produce large volumes or urine, and often patients present with excess thirst because they are on the verge of getting dehydrated from all the urine output. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear?

Can symptoms of diabetes insipidus disappear?

If the cause disappe: The degree of recovery is largely dependent on the underlying cause of the disease. Complete resolution of symptoms may not be seen in individuals with severe disease. Chronic diabetes insipidus, although inconvenient, is not usually a dire medical condition. When properly treated, diabetes insipidus itself does not reduce life expectancy. The prognosis, therefore, depends on the underlying diseas. ...Read more

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What herbs can help treat diabetes insipidus?

What herbs can help treat diabetes insipidus?

None that we know of: There are no herbs that have been studied and have shown to have helped. Talked to your nephrologist. ...Read more

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Foods that help people with diabetes insipidus?

Foods  that help people with diabetes insipidus?

It depeds on reason: One component of effective management of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is the low sodium diet. Restricted sodium intake limits renal solute load and permits full effectiveness of chorothiazide. The usual sodium intake for persons in the us is about 5000 mg/day. From a medical perspective, the low sodium restriction for treatment of hypertension is 2400 mg/day. ...Read more

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What are the complications of diabetes insipidus?

What are the complications of diabetes insipidus?

Many: Depends on the severity of the disorder, you can get dehydrated or have electrolyte imbalances. The physical consequences of di are: dry mouth, low blood pressure, muscle weakness, sunken eyes, weight loss, fatigue, headache, muscle spasms... ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes insipidus (d.I.)?

What kind of condition is diabetes insipidus (d.I.)?

Missing ADH (vasopressin): Anti diuretic hormone helps concentrate the urine to keep the body's sodium and water levels balanced. If the brain does not make enough ADH (vasopressin) or of the kidney ignores the adh, (vasopressin) a person can urinate too much dilute urine, becoming hypernatremic (high sodium) and dehydrated. Can be genetic, due to head trauma, brain tumor, infection, anorexia, idiopathic. ...Read more

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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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Question about diabetes insipidus. How do you get it?

Question about diabetes insipidus. How do you get it?

Many causes: Diabetes insipidus can genetic or acquired and be from multiple causes including problems at the level of the brain (surgery, tumor, trauma, infection), kidney (medication side effects, genetic), pregnancy related changes or excessive intake of water. Here is a great link for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/diabetes-insipidus/ds00799. ...Read more

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How can I help my partner who has diabetes insipidus?

How can I help my partner who has diabetes insipidus?

Depends: You did not give the cause of the di so it is hard to tell you how to give support. If it is from head trauma a lot of support will be needed to get your partner back to normal. The same if it is due to a surgical procedure. At any rate. Find out what the doctor recommends and do all you can to be a support and be there when needed. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to cure diabetes insipidus?

Need medication: It is important to determine the cause of diabetes insipidus. It involves the absense of a pituitary hormone. Common causes are head trauma, pituitary tumors, surgery. Kidney diabetes insipidus (nephrogenic) can be caused by certain drugs, such as lithium. If your doctor knows the cause, then treating the cause can sometimes reverse it. But usually treatment with DDAVP (desmopressin) is essential. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more