Diabetes Insipidus Directory
Diabetes insipidus (DI) is not the same as the more well-known diabetes mellitus. Some symptoms are similar to both conditions, including increased urination and thirst. ADH, also called vasopressin, helps conserve and regulates water balance within the body. A reduction in the secretion of this hormone results in diabetes insipidus. The condition can also result from a diminished response of the kidneys to ADH, which renders them incapable of conserving water. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how diabetes insipidus is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
Central (Neurogenic) Diabetes Insipidus
Learn more from WebMD about central diabetes insipidus, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
An Overview of Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is a kidney-related condition that causes excessive thirst and urination. WebMD explains its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
An Overview of Gestagenic Diabetes Insipidus
Gestagenic diabetes insipidus is a pregnancy-related condition with symptoms similar but unrelated to diabetes. Here are its causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
What Is Diabetes Insipidus?
Diabetes insipidus produces symptoms similar to garden-variety diabetes, but it is far less serious. WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder.