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.
Drink when thirsty. Do not try to control the excessive urination by withholding fluids. Your body needs fluids to function normally and cannot stop making urine, even when dehydrated. Medication may be able to help reduce the amount of urine produced and the frequency of voiding, as well as how water much you need to drink every day. Water is the best thing to drink.

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What can I do if my two year old has just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus any tips?

Electrolyte problem. Diabetes insipidus occurs due to either abnormality in hormone secretion from the brain or kidney not responding to this hormone. High blood sodium levels is one of the common and serious electrolyte problem. Being two year old, the child may not be able to express the thirst or get access to water when the sodium level is high. It is crucial for the parents to carefully monitor them.

My two-year-old has just been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus. What can we do to make the adjustment easier?

DDAVP (desmopressin) & Symptoms. That your child is getting treatment is the best way to become adjusted. Now your toddler will be much better able to sleep through the night and be less cranky as the constant thirst will be quenched! Watch for breakthrough so you know when the DDAVP (desmopressin) is wearing off. Your peds endo will discuss with you when to restrict fluids. Does your child have other pituitary hormone deficiency? Cause of di?

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

Water deprivation. The classic diagnostic test first is a first morning urine sample for osm after not drinking and if greater than 300 excludes the diagnosis. Water deprivation in the hospital stop intake and check serum/urine osm every 2 h. If serum sodium rises greater than145 wihtout rise in urine osm the diagnosis is made. Vasopressin is given if the urine osm increases it is central di if not nephrogenic di.
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.

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.

What do I do if I have diabetes insipidus?

See your doc. I am not sure how you know this is what you have, but if so you need to see your doc for treatments. Two types: one is deficiency of arginine vasopressin (a diuretic hormone--avp) and other is nephrogenic (kidneys not sensitive to avp). You will/should find out why having diabetes insipidus. But either way, you still will need treatment. Consult your doc... Good luck.
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).

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.

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.