Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes Insipidus (DI) is a hormonal disorder characterized by an inability of the kidneys to conserve water due to insufficient production of antidiuretic hormone (ADH). Based on the underlying etiology DI can be categorized into central diabetes insipidus and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. The primary symptoms of DI include excessive thirst and excessive urination. The management of DI based on the underlying cause. Vasopressin (desmopressin, DDAVP) can be used for the management of central diabetes insipidus.