Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Diabetes Insipidus Home Care

Home care for diabetes insipidus includes:

  • Follow your doctor's instructions regarding fluid intake and diet.
  • Where a medical alert bracelet so health care providers are aware of your condition.
  • Take your medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Avoid running out of your medication. Refill your prescriptions early.
    • Don't stop taking your medication just because you feel better.
    • If you feel worse, talk to your doctor before you stop your medication.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
    • Do not stop prescription medications without talking to your doctor.

Diabetes Insipidus Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have diabetes insipidus and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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