Diabetes insipidus is a chronic condition of insufficient Antidiuretic hormone or resistance to this hormone.
- Transient Diabetes Insipidus in a Dog With Acromegaly Schwedes CS., 1999, Journal of Small Animal Practice
- Transient, Traumatically Induced, Central Diabetes Insipidus in a Dog Authement JM, Boudrieau RJ, Kaplan PM., 1989, Journal-American Veterinary Medical Association
- Diabetes Insipidus: The Other Diabetes Mirage Samoyeds
- Vet Diabetes Insipidus Richards, Mike, Vet Info 4 Dogs
- Polydipsia & Polyuria in Dogs Petplace.com
- All about Diabetes Insipidus in pets
- Logical Approach to Polyuria and Polydipsia Church, David B. 2009, WSAVA
- Polyuria, Polydipsia & Diabetes Insipidus Nelson, Richard, 2002, WSAVA
- Diabetes Insipidus in Pets DiabetesInsipidus.org
- Pets Get DI Too Opossum Pike Veterinary Clinic
- Puff's Diabetes Insipidus Story DiabetesInsipidus.org
- Max, The NDI Dog DiabetesInsipidus.org
- Monte, My DI Dog DiabetesInsipidus.org
- Vicki, My DI Dog DiabetesInsipidus.org
- Desmopressin/DDAVP-For Use in Central Diabetes Insipidus in Dogs & Cats Petplace.com
- Diabetes Insipidus Petplace.com
- Diabetes Mellitus-Symptoms Common to Other Diseases Petplace.com
- Diabetes Insipidus ProVet UK
- Pituitary Disorders Herrtage, Michael E., University of Cambridge
- The Diagnostic Approach to Polyuria in the Dog Kooistra, Hans S., 2010, WSAVA
- Disturbed Vasopressin Release in 4 Dogs with So-Called Primary Polydipsia van Vonderen, Ilse K., Kooistra, Hans S., Sprang, Elpetra P.M., Rijnberk, Ad, 1999, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
- Water Transport in the Kidney and Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus Cohen, Michelle, Post, Gerald S., 2002, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
- Vasopressin Response to Osmotic Stimulation in 18 Young Dogs with Polyuria and Polydipsia van Vonderen, Ilse K., Kooistra, Hans S., Sprang, Elpetra P.M., Rijnberk, Ad, Meji, Björn P., 2004, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
- Diabetes Insipidus in Dogs Kerl, Marie E. 2008, Standards of Care, Compendium
See wikipedia:Diabetes insipidus for further information.
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Diabetes mellitus is commonly divided into two types,  depending on the origin of the condition:
Type 1 diabetes, sometimes called "juvenile diabetes", is caused by destruction of the beta cells of the pancreas. The condition is also referred to as Insulin-Dependent diabetes, meaning the sufferer must have insulin to replace the insulin his/her pancreas is no longer capable of producing or able to produce in enough quantity to properly supply the body's need for it. Dogs have Insulin-Dependent, or Type 1, diabetes. 
A Type-2 diabetes patient may be producing enough insulin for the body's needs but his or her body is unable to use it properly. This is why diet alone or diet and oral medications can keep Type-2 diabetes in control.
A simple analogy could be that of a well. In Type-1 diabetes, the well is dry and you can't draw water from it. In Type-2 diabetes, the well is working fine, but you have no bucket to draw water from it with.
Fast Facts-Diabetes MellitusEdit
- The typical canine diabetes patient is middle-aged, female  and overweight at diagnosis.
- The typical feline diabetes patient is middle-aged, male, and overweight at diagnosis. 
- Cats are one of the few species capable of developing a form of diabetes which is very much like that of Type 2 in humans. Both can develop amyloid deposits which inhibit the endocrine pancreas from working properly. 
- Type 2 diabetes is rare in dogs, but between 80-95% of cats with diabetes suffer from the Type 2 form. 
- The number of dogs diagnosed with diabetes mellitus has increased three-fold in thirty years. Looking back on survival rates from almost the same time period, only 50% survived the first 60 days after diagnosis and went on to be successfully treated at home. With treatment, diabetic dogs are able to survive as long as non-diabetic dogs of the same age and gender. 
Similarities and Differences of Diabetes Mellitus in Canines and Felines 
Contributing Factors in Diabetes Mellitus
Common endocrine disorder
Primary diabetes is most similar to human Type II, NIDDM
Primary diabetes is most similar to human Type I, NIDDM
Peak occurrence in middle-aged to older animals
Initially presents as NIDDM and progresses to IDDM
Can experience transient diabetes
Obesity is a common factor
Higher incidence in males versus females
Higher incidence in females versus males
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- ↑ Definitions and diagnosis of diabetes. World Health Organization.
- ↑ Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Intervet.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Bruyette, David (2001). Canine Diabetes-Treatment Options. WSAVA.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Feline Diabetes. PetsHealth.
- ↑ Hoenig, Margarethe, et. al. (2000). A Feline Model of Experimentally Induced Islet Amyloidosis. American Society for Investigative Pathology.
- ↑ Rand, J., Marshall, R. (2005). Understanding Feline Diabetes Mellitus. Centre for Companion Animal Health-University of Queensland.
- ↑ Fleeman, L., Rand, J. (2005). Beyond Insulin Therapy: Achieving Optimal Control in Diabetic Dogs. Centre for Companion Animal Health-University of Queensland.
- ↑ Diabetes Mellitus in Canines and Felines. US Pharmacist (2002).
- ↑ Insulin Resistance Not Associated with Glucose Intolerance in Dogs Obese Due to Overfeeding-Page 78, Abstract #224. ACVIM (2006).
- ↑ Hess RS, Ilan I. (2003). Renal abscess in a dog with transient diabetes mellitus. Journal of Small Animal Practice.
- ↑ Transient diabetes-page 3. Intervet.
- ↑ Brooks, Wendy C.. Chronic Steroid Use. Veterinary Partner.
- Management of Canine Diabetes Rand, Jacqueline, Fleeman, Linda, 2001, Veterinary Clinics of North America-Small Animal Practice
Re: Diabetic Dogs and Type 1--Latent Autoimmune
- Canine Juvenile Diabetes Pet Education
- FDMB posting regarding types in dogs and cats, from a talk by Dr. David Bruyette, DVM
- Pathogenesis of Diabetes Mellitus--Canines and Felines Daminet, S, 2003, WSAVA
- Diabetes Mellitus Classifications-Vetsulin Intervet
- Comparative Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs and Cat Hoenig M., 2002, Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology
- Gastrointestinal Signs in Endocrine Disorders-Cats & Dogs Provet UK
- Endocrine Diseases in Dogs and Cats: Similarities and Differences with Endocrine Diseases in Humans Rijnberk A, Kooistra HS, Mol JA., 2003, Growth Hormone & IGF Research
- Juvenile Diabetes Mellitus Accompanied by Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in a Dog Kang, JiHoun, et. al., 2008, Japan Veterinary Medical Society
- Dogs With Diabetes
- Diabetes Mellitus beim Hunden (German)
- Diabetes Mellitus beim Hunden-Wikipedia.de (German)
- Cornell University-Feline Health Center-Diabetes: Getting the Diagnosis Flash Movie
Though the movie is essentially aimed at feline diabetes, the diabetes concepts presented in it are basic to the disease, making it suitable for all.