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What Is Central Diabetes Insipidus?

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Treatment

If your central DI is mild, the treatment for central DI is simple: Drink more water.

In some cases, your doctor may prescribe desmopressin or DDAVP, which is a type of vasopressin. Desmopressin controls urine output, maintains fluid balance, and prevents dehydration. You take it two to three times a day, usually as a nasal spray, tablets, or injections.

Carry your medication with you and avoid situations where you can't get water. It's also a good idea to wear "medic alert" jewelry, or keep a note with you about your condition, so that health care workers know about it.

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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on September 01, 2014
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