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1. What is Diabetes Insipidus?

Diabetes Insipidus occurs when the kidneys pass more urine through the body than normal. The large volume of liquid is odorless and dilute. While the kidneys usually pass one to two quarts per day on average, diabetes insipidus causes three or more quarts of urine per day. In some cases of diabetes insipidus, the body may pass up to 20 quarts per day.

Diabetes insipidus is a rare disorder and is not related to diabetes mellitus, which is Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes mellitus is linked to high blood sugar and the body’s inability to turn it into energy. On the other hand, diabetes insipidus involves the kidneys not balancing fluids throughout the body. People with this form of diabetes can have normal blood glucose levels.

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