Diabetes insipidus is a debilitating and rare disease, with a prevalence of 1 out of 25,000 people. Often referred to as “water diabetes,” it is a condition characterized by frequent and heavy urination, excessive thirst, and an overall feeling of weakness. It’s caused by a defect in the pituitary gland or in the kidneys. People with diabetes insipidus have normal blood glucose levels; however, their kidneys cannot balance fluid in the body.


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