Diabetes Insipidus

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  • a genetic carried, gestational, central, nephrogenic, or dipsogenic disease in which the kidneys are unable to save water
  • diabetes insipidus occurs when the body improperly uses antidiuretic hormone


  • extreme thirst
  • excessive urine
  • inconsolable crying
  • weight loss
  • delayed growth
  • fever
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • dry skin with cool extremities
  • dehydration
  • loss of fluids and electrolytes
  • overhydrating

Life Expectancy:

People who manage their disease will have a normal life, but left untreated, death or serious injuries can occur. The symptoms can be deadly and cause other problems, especially in infants. There are medicines as well as drinking a large amount of water that will help manage this disease. Drinks with additional electrolytes such as Powerade and Monster Energy, is bad to consume on the medication. Cases range from severe to almost normal. This disease can be carried by genetics and all young infants should be tested at birth.


  1. due to disorders in the functions of your brain, hypothalamus , and pituitary
  2. related to the defects in your kidneys and defects in the functions of your anti diuretic hormone or ADH
  3. ADH controls the mount of water in our body