Diabetes Insipidus


Diabetes insipidus is a disorder characterized by intense thirst and the excretion of large amounts of urine. This condition may cause your body to retain too little water, which can lead to dehydration or an electrolyte imbalance. In infants and young children, diabetes insipidus may cause symptoms including:

  • Unusually wet diapers
  • Unexplained fussiness or inconsolable crying
  • Fever, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Dry skin with cool extremities
  • Delayed growth
  • Weight loss

Mercy physicians are highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes insipidus. If you are experiencing extreme thirst or excessive urination, call your doctor immediately. Along with prescribing certain medications, we can also recommend specific diets to help manage this condition.

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