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.
Serious dehydration. Congenital and secondary diabetes insipidus is a rare inherited or acquired disease in which patients suffer serious dehydration as the result of an inability of their kidneys to produce a concentrated urine.

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Is there a connection between celiac disease and diabetes insipidus?

Autoimmunity. Some diabetes insipidus is caused by a condition which is called hypophysitis (pituitary inflammation) -- which is sometimes autoimmune. Celiac is an autoimmune disease. Individuals with one autoimmune disease are more likely to develop others. This would be a somewhat uncommon explanation and there is a good chance that the two are unrelated. Read more...
No. None that I am aware of and I could not find anything significant in a quick search. Type 1 diabetes and celiac are more common together, but not diabetes insipidus. Read more...

I pee on avg. 8 quarts/2 gallons per day. I don't have type 1 or2 diabetes. I am 5'7". 155lbs. Small frame. Diabetes insipidus? What is wrong?

Certainly possible. How long has this been going on? Do you take any meds? Do you drink a lot of fluids? These are questions that your doctor will ask you on your first visit. Without answers to these questions, really difficult to tell what is wrong. But you need blood test now to make sure you don't have any acute electrolyte abnormality. This can cause heart rhythm problems, so get to a doctor asap. Read more...