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Ch 1: Diabetes Insipidus

About This Chapter

Learn more about the symptoms, causes and tests used to diagnose diabetes insipidus with these lessons and quizzes. This chapter is accessible at any time and provides a convenient way to help with your homework or study for an upcoming test or placement exam.

Diabetes Insipidus - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can learn more about what diabetes insipidus is along with its causes, symptoms, types and treatments. Other lessons cover how it differs from diabetes mellitus, its complications and how dogs can exhibit the disease. Use the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to assess how well you understand the material or how well you might do on an upcoming test. Our instructors are available to help you if you have additional questions. Once you read through this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Define diabetes insipidus and what causes it
  • Describe the tests, treatments and methods of diagnosis for the disease
  • Differentiate between diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus
  • Understand how lithium can induce diabetes insipidus and how this is treated
  • Identify the complications associated with the disease
  • Explain how diabetes insipidus in dogs is diagnosed and treated

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Diabetes Insipidus
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Diabetes Insipidus: Definition, Causes & Types

1. Diabetes Insipidus: Definition, Causes & Types

Although you have heard of diabetes, chances are you haven't heard of an unrelated disease called diabetes insipidus. This lesson will define this disease as well as list the different types, while trying to ascertain the cause of diabetes insipidus in a three-year old child.

Diabetes Insipidus: Symptoms & Treatment

2. Diabetes Insipidus: Symptoms & Treatment

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the basics of a condition called diabetes insipidus, its two major forms, the major signs and symptoms, and potential treatment options.

Diabetes Insipidus: Tests & Diagnosis

3. Diabetes Insipidus: Tests & Diagnosis

This lesson will teach you about the basics of diabetes insipidus, as well as the names and values of the major diagnostic tests that can be used to help diagnose it.

Diabetes Insipidus vs. Diabetes Mellitus

4. Diabetes Insipidus vs. Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes is a term used to describe two different conditions. This lesson will describe the pathologies of diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus, explaining why they have similar names despite being different disorders.

Lithium Induced Diabetes Insipidus: Symptoms & Treatment

5. Lithium Induced Diabetes Insipidus: Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson goes over a relatively complex situation involving one drug and two completely different medical conditions. You'll learn how bipolar disorder, lithium, and diabetes insipidus are all tied together.

Complications of Diabetes Insipidus

6. Complications of Diabetes Insipidus

In this lesson you're going to learn a bit about a condition known as diabetes insipidus, the basics of why it occurs, and its most important and deadliest complications.

Diabetes Insipidus in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Life Expectancy

7. Diabetes Insipidus in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Life Expectancy

This lesson teaches you about a disorder dogs can experience, called diabetes insipidus. You'll learn its definition, causes, signs, symptoms, treatment options, as well as some prognoses.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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