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Diabetes Insipidus

My friend’s two year old son is a tiny little guy. He loves water! They said he sneaks it, and loves to drink it, and if he sees water he goes crazy to get at it. I asked if he urinated a lot and they said.

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My four year old son developed rapid-onset diabetes insipidus, and I have several questions.

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My 21 month old son was diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus several months ago. Is there such a machine that is available to the public to test sodium levels at home?

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Many of the older patients who have been on Lithium for long periods have developed nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. What is the appropriate diet to help preserve kidney function?

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My three year old cousin has salt diabetes, but his younger brother is okay. Can you tell me more about it?

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My three year old daughter has developed an insatiable thirst. Our pediatrician is satisfied that she does not have diabetes insipidus. We are concerned and don’t want to wait two more months until he sees her again. What should we do?

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Is there a possibility of diabetes mellitus in pregnancy precipitating diabetes insipidus?

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My 14 month old son was diagnosed with diabetes insipidus two months, and after his first dose of DDAVP, he had yellow urine and a great urine osmolarity. Since then, we have done several urine samples and, out of the 15 we checked, three were good, but all the others had urine osmolarity under 100. What should we do?

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I diabetes insipidus, and I recently went into the hospital because I got the flu, was dehydrated, and I was unable to swallow my DDAVP. We told the nurses and doctors that I needed my DDAVP, and they never did anything. I did not get my DDAVP until 11:30 the next morning. Could I have died or gotten brain damage or any other symptoms because of this? What should I do if I become ill with flu again and become dehydrated?

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I have central diabetes insipidus treated with DDAVP, and I find that the effects of the DDAVP seem to diminish after exercise. Is there any relationship with the efficacy of DDAVP and exercise? Could this just be that my metabolism has sped up after the exercise? What effect does exercise have on DI? Are there any dietary considerations that have an effect on DI?

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