Children with DI might show these symptoms:

  • Extreme thirst
    If your child doesn’t have enough to drink, he/she might find fluids from unusual places, like a garden hose, bathtub or fish tank.
  • Needing to urinate more often than usual, especially at night.
    Some children might wet the bed at night.
  • Preferring ice cold water to other liquids
  • Weight loss in children
    Children might lose weight because they are too busy drinking water and urinating and not eating enough food.
  • Weight gain in babies
    Babies might gain weight from drinking too much milk in order to get enough fluid.
  • Dehydration

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Rev. 9/2015
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