Diabetes Insipidus is a rare disorder that is not related to diabetes mellitus. When a child has diabetes insipidus, the body cannot properly regulate fluids. This leads to:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Extra urine output

Vasopressin is a hormone that helps to control water balance in the body. It is made in the hypothalamus and stored in the pituitary gland. Vasopressin is released into the bloodstream when you are becoming dehydrated to tell the kidneys to concentrate the urine and conserve water.

There are different forms of diabetes insipidus, depending on its root cause. The most common treatment is replacing the vasopressin hormone. Other medicines and a low salt diet can also help reduce symptoms.