Marc Wübbenhorst

Diabetes insibidus renalis


Marc Wübbenhorst from the Western German city of Bielefeld drinks at least 10 times more water than the recommended daily intake of two litres a day for most people.


The 36-year-old German has suffered from diabetes insipidus since birth. It’s a rare disease – only 60 people in Germany have been diagnosed with it. The condition – which, despite its name, is unrelated to diabetes – is an inability of the sufferer’s body to handle fluids..

These days, Wübbenhorst says he can live with his condition and manages to cope with it with the help of generous doses of humour. "Make the best of it!"



fotos: leya parvati, bielefeld



Medical background


Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (also known as renal diabetes insipidus) is a form of diabetes insipidus primarily due to pathology of the kidney. This is in contrast to central/neurogenic diabetes insipidus, which is caused by insufficient levels of antidiuretic hormone (ADH, that is, arginine vasopressin or AVP).


Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus is caused by an improper response of the kidney to ADH, leading to a decrease in the ability of the kidney to concentrate the urine by removing free water.



What´s new?


I am testing diuretics these months. Nobody knows why they help, but they do. I tell you if you´re interested.


You will see me on discovery channel, end of 2018. I tell my story in english - on "body bizarre"!


People with rare conditions should support each other. So feel free to join our facebook groups.





With a slightly different view on the things sourrounding him Marc Wübbenorst works at an architect´s office for a decade now. After studiying history and education he used to work at a school for children with disabilities. Beeing involved in school planning and social tailured projects Wübbenhorst now is busy with village and city development.


+ rural and urban development

+ architecture and education

+ regional history and guided city tours

+ urban planning - Sennestadt!

+ minority languages

+ cultural education

+ public relations and journalism

+ children with special needs



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