Is Diabetes Insipidus Genetic?

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There are two forms of diabetes insipidus (DI): central diabetes insipidus (Central DI) and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI). Central DI is caused by inadequate antidiuretic hormone (ADH). Whereas NDI is due to renal cells in the kidneys not responding to ADH. ADH, also called vasopressin, controls the amount of water reabsorbed by the renal cells in the kidneys. ADH is made in the hypothalamus of the brain. While the pituitary gland, at the base of the brain, stores and releases ADH. The two forms of diabetes insipidus have different Causes: A lack of ADH made in the brain due to a genetic defect Damage to the hypothalamus or pituitary glands by surgery, infection, tumor, or head injury; this is the more common cause of diabetes insipidus Renal cells in the kidneys not being able to conserve water, which may be due to a genetic defect in some cases Kidney diseases (such as polycystic kidney disease) and certain medications (such as lithium, amphotericin B, or demeclocycline) The following factors increase your chances of developing diabetes insipidus. If you have any of these risk factors, tell your doctor: Damage to the hypothalamus due to surgery, infection, tumor, or head Continue reading >>

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  1. funkynassau

    I've moved to a new area and dont have a doctor, and honestly haven't looked for one yet. I read here all the time that in the US you can buy a DIY A1c kit for about $20 and do it yourself. Can you buy such a home test kit in Ontario, Canada? If so where would be the cheapest place to get one?
    Funkynassau in Ontario

  2. hexex0

    I'm in the states, so not sure about local sources, but I've ordered them off Amazon and Amazon.ca seems to have the A1C Now kit, but unfortunately it looks to be more expensive.

  3. meyery2k

    While this is in the US, CVS has a kit with 2 tests for about $40. Walmart has the kit with 2 tests for about $20 (a recent addition).
    Maybe Walmart or Walmart online (Canada).

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