Diabetes Insipidus Symptoms
Common symptoms of diabetes insipidus include excessive thirst, frequent urination, bedwetting, sleep disruptions, and dehydration. Children with signs of diabetes insipidus may be irritable or listless and may have fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. While symptoms of this condition may sometimes be similar to symptoms of diabetes mellitus (a far more common condition), testing should make the diagnosis clear.
Common symptoms of this condition include:
- Frequent urination
- Excessive thirst
- Sleep disruptions
Children with diabetes insipidus symptoms may be irritable or listless, and may have fever, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Diabetes insipidus causes frequent urination. The large volume of urine is diluted, mostly water. To make up for lost water, you may feel the need to drink large amounts. You are likely to urinate frequently, even at night, which can disrupt sleep or cause bedwetting. Because of the excretion of abnormally large volumes of diluted urine, you may quickly become dehydrated if you do not drink enough water.
These possible diabetes insipidus symptoms are not sure signs of diabetes insipidus. Other health problems (such as diabetes mellitus) can also cause these symptoms. Anyone with these possible symptoms of diabetes insipidus should see a doctor as soon as possible. Only a doctor can diagnose and treat the problem.