Diabetes insipidus, also known as “water diabetes” is a rare, not widely diagnosed disease in which the kidneys produce abnormally large amounts of dilute urine. The name is derived from—Diabainein (Greek): “to pass through”
Although diabetes insipidus is rare, those who live with it are certainly not alone. Current estimates are that about 3 in 100,000 have it, which comes to well over 3,000 in the United States. If you think you have diabetes insipidus, remember that most forms can be treated. Talk to your doctor to determine what form you have, and what you can do to move forward.