Insipidus is a less common form of diabetes, which is completely
different to Diabetes Mellitus - although it is often confused with
sugar diabetes. This type of Diabetes is sometimes called water
diabetes to distinguish it from sugar diabetes.
The reason it is sometimes confused is because the
symptoms are very similar; excessive urination - even interrupting
sleep with the need to urinate - and excessive thirst.
are 4 types of diabetes insipidus;
Pituitary: this happens when the posterior
pitutory is destroyed
Gestagenic or Gestational: This may develop during pregnancy, but
it usually clears up 4-6 weeks after child
occurs if your kidneys are not responding properly and are
insensitive to vasopressin, the antidiuretic
is caused through excessive thirst and urination and can be easily
confused with a sugar diabetes symptom.
My diabetes is sugar
diabetes and that's what this website is about. But, if you want to
find out more about Diabetes Insipidus, its treatment and how it is
different to sugar diabetes; Diabetes Mellitus, you might like to visit http://www.diabetesinsipidus.org. (Remember to
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