• Vol. 50 No. 2, 181–183
  • 01 February 2021

Adipsic diabetes insipidus and SGLT2 inhibitor: A perplexing conundrum


A 70-year-old man with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and alcohol dependence presented intoxicated, with occipital scalp lacerations after a fall. A brain computerised tomography (CT) revealed occipital skull fracture with bilateral subarachnoid haemorrhages, subdural haemorrhages and parenchymal contusions. He was admitted for close observation in the neurosurgical unit. His regular medications consisted of glipizide, empagliflozin, losartan and simvastatin.

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