What precautions should patients with diabetes insipidus (DI) take when traveling?

Updated: Mar 18, 2020
  • Author: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Patients with DI must take special precautions, such as when traveling, to be prepared to treat vomiting or diarrhea and to avoid dehydration with exertion or hot weather. Patients should ensure access to water at their destination when traveling. Travels through deserts are best undertaken at night to avoid the excessive dehydration that can occur during day travel.


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