MYTHS AND FACTS: Diabetes insipidus

June 2003 
Volume 33  Number 6
Pages 84 - 84
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© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 33(6)             June 2003             p 84 … About diabetes insipidus [MYTHS & FACTS]


At the time this article was written, Edwina A. McConnell was an independent nurse-consultant in Gorham, Me. Selected references for this article are available on request.

MYTH: Diabetes insipidus (DI) is a syndrome characterized by excessive glucose in the urine .

FACT: Diabetes insipidus is characterized by production of abnormally large volumes of dilute urine. A 24-hour urine output greater than 50 ml/kg is characteristic.

MYTH: Diabetes insipidus is caused by an actual or relative deficiency of insulin .

FACT: The three main types of diabetes insipidus—pituitary, nephrogenic, and primary polydipsia—are all related to antidiuretic hormone (ADH), not insulin. Decreased ...

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