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What Are The Causes And Symptoms Of Diabetes Insipidus?

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Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus

NORD gratefully acknowledges Jeff M. Sands, MD, Juha P. Kokko Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Renal Division Director, Executive Vice-Chair of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, for assistance in the preparation of this report. Synonyms of Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus acquired nephrogenic diabetes insipidus congenital nephrogenic diabetes insipidus hereditary nephrogenic diabetes insipidus NDI vasopressin-resistant diabetes insipidus General Discussion Summary Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) is a rare kidney disorder that may be inherited or acquired. NDI is not related to the more common diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes), in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. NDI is a distinct disorder caused by complete or partial resistance of the kidneys to arginine vasopressin (AVP). Vasopressin is an antidiuretic hormone used by the kidney to manage water balance in the body. NDI causes chronic excessive thirst (polydipsia), excessive urine production (polyuria), and potentially dehydration. If left untreated, repeated episodes of severe dehydration may develop, eventually resulting in serious complications. Most cases of hereditary NDI are inhe Continue reading >>

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  1. Zdarov

    I'm so sorry this happened to your mom! I hope she will be all right.

  2. Katie22

    For some reason it seems that blood sugar problems and UTI's go together as older people get more UTI's. My Mom was in a nursing home for several weeks of rehab after a broken arm, and they too were not capable of getting her blood sugar down,(or able to get her to walk again as before either).She is at home bedridden with us now. A hospital doctor finally got the sugar under control with insulin and 2 other medications. She is still having UTI's though. Does your Mom use a catheter? These can cause frequent UTI's. UTI's in older people are frequent and can often lead to delirium. I would ask the doctor this question about the relation between the two as well, and see what he says. I know wounds can form and won't heal well with high blood sugar so the patient has to turn in bed frequently or an air mattress would help with that. Also, some antibiotics given for the UTI can actually raise the sugar level some.

  3. nbarhite

    There are a number of things that can cause an elevated blood sugar. A few of these are: stress, infections, foods, medications. For a diabetic who has had their blood sugar under control and then it begins to rise with no dietary changes or medication changes it may signal an infectious process. Sometimes older people do not exhibit common signs of infection so a rise in blood sugar should signal a need for closer investigation into their health.

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