What Are The Genetic And Nongenetic Causes Of Diabetes Insipidus?

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1 Diabetes Insipidus Last Updated: July 26, 2006 Synonyms and related keywords: diabetes insipidus, DI, hypernatremia, thirst, polydipsia, dehydration,central diabetes insipidus, CDI, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, NDI INTRODUCTION Background: The word diabetes is derived from the Greek verb diabainein, which means to stand with legsapart, as in urination, or to go through. Insipidus comes from a Latin word meaning without taste. In contrastto diabetes mellitus (DM), which describes the excretion of sweet urine, diabetes insipidus (DI) describesthe passing of tasteless urine because of its relatively low sodium content. Nephrogenic DI (NDI) reached North America in 1761, carried by Ulster Scots who arrived in Nova Scotia,Canada, on a ship named Hopewell. Scottish folklore reports the existence of the disease in Scotland before1761. According to legend, a gypsy woman traveling with her thirsty son is denied water by a housewife.The gypsy woman curses the housewife, causing the housewife's sons to crave water while condemning her daughters to pass the curse on to future generations. Pathophysiology: The basis of water loss in DI is distinct from water loss caused by DM. The renal tu Continue reading >>

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  1. Type1Lou

    I use NovoLog. Unopened vials or pens should be refrigerated but I was advised that I could keep the NovoLog Flexpen I was using at room temp and then to discard it after 28 days. Now, I'm using NovoLog vials to refill my new insulin pump every 3 days. I keep the opened vial in the fridge and take it out so it warms to room temp before refilling my pump reservoir. My pump trainer said that insulin at room temp is less likely to have bubbles in it and you don't want bubbles in your pump tubing. Doryian and I both deal with the Florida heat as I also believe you do, so Doryian's advice to make sure your insulin doesn't get overheated is "right on". Sounds to me like you're doing the right thing! (You also don't want insulin to freeze, but we Floridians seldom have that problem.)

  2. nzingha

    oh i am no where near or in florida or the usa.. but it does get hot where i am.. i keep the unopened insulin in the fridge… its the one in the pen i was enquiring about.. and it doesnt last for 28 days so yes i have been doing the right thing.. new to this insulin thing.. hate it but my body just doesnt seem to be coping without it so.. such is life…thnks for the info…

  3. shoulders

    No and Yes, No you don't need to keep the pen that you are useing in the fridge. Cause you are going to us that pen up with in 30 days or less according to your units that you use a day. And some of us just leave the pen on our tables, or near our other medicines, and our apartments are cool from the air conditioning. Yes any un-opened insulin pens that you are not useing should be kept refrigerated till you need them. Take Care

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