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Diabetes Insipidus,it is a disease which has no relationship with blood sugar regulation.

patliputra
patliputra

When we say diabetes , we actually mean Diabetes Mallitus in which there is dysregulation of blood sugar. But this diabetes Insipidus is a different clinical condition in which there is no blood sugar related issues.

It is a condition in which there is large volume very frequent urination and unquenched thirst despite drinking a lot of fluids. Even in mild form this condition is very trouble some as one has to wake up at night several times for urination. There is weakness of muscles, fatigue,loss of wt. ,dehydration ,electrolyte imbalance etc, etc.

This condition is cause by difficiency of a hormone called Anti Diuretic Hormone,responsible for re absorption of fluids in kidneys.

Please note that it is a very very brief summary about the disease.

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Sugu
Sugu
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People on diuretic drugs either singly or in combination with other anti hypertension drugs can worsen the diabetic condition. When my doctor chaned my anti hypertension drug, it helped a lot.

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RamKrit
RamKrit
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Very good article

Informative

cc120
cc120
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephr...

Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus - The clinical manifestation is similar to neurogenic diabetes insipidus, presenting with excessive thirst and excretion of a large amount of dilute urine. Dehydration is common, and incontinence can occur secondary to chronic bladder distension.[1] On investigation, there will be an increased plasma osmolarity and decreased urine osmolarity. As pituitary function is normal, ADH levels are likely to be a normal or raised. Polyuria will continue as long as the patient is able to drink. If the patient is unable to drink and is still unable to concentrate the urine, then hypernatremia will ensue with its neurologic symptoms.[citation needed]

Mate, thanks for the info.

as said mosty majority of the people know only diabitius militus and not diabitus insipitus. Now what happens to the baby in the woomb of a pregnent lady if she is suffering fom diabetic incipidus.

patliputra
patliputra
in reply to mrcav

Normally diabetes Insipidus is diagnosed in the third semester or 24th-28th week of pregnancy. It is a rare condition and occurs only in 2-4 cases out of 100000 pregnancies. It is safe for both mother and baby in the womb if disease management and delivery is conducted in a good hospital.

Thank you for a very intelligent question.

mrcav
mrcav
in reply to patliputra

thank u very much for the acknolodgement.

thanks for information

large volume very frequent urination can also be controlled by using homeopathic Medicine "Sepia"(power 6 or 30) one drop daily before going to bed , or , as and when required. It is completely harmless and can be used for longer duration (consult a homeopathic doctor - in for further details etc. )

how about Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipitus?? no relation to antidiuretic hormone , any treatment options???

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