Diabetes insipidus

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What is diabetes insipidus?

Diabetes insipidus, also called central diabetes insipidus, is caused by decreased secretion of antidiuretic hormone from the pituitary gland and is characterized by excessive volumes of urine that is diluted in appearance and excessive thirst.

Common symptoms reported by people with diabetes insipidus

Common symptoms
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Treatments taken by people for diabetes insipidus

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Compare treatments taken by people with diabetes insipidus

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Who has diabetes insipidus on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 329 say diabetes insipidus is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 18
30s 54
40s 70
50s 104
60s 127
70+ 62
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 28
40-49 years 31
50-59 years 21
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 174
Female 274

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 187
Not Diagnosed 22

These charts show data from diabetes insipidus patients who have completed their condition history
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