Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 250.0
Diabetes mellitus without mention of complication
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 250.0 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • (dye-a-bee-teez) a disease in which the body does not properly control the amount of sugar in the blood. As a result, the level of sugar in the blood is too high. This disease occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or does not use it properly.
  • Heterogeneous group of disorders that share glucose intolerance in common.
  • Type 2 diabetes, characterized by target-tissue resistance to insulin, is epidemic in industrialized societies and is strongly associated with obesity; however, the mechanism by which increased adiposity causes insulin resistance is unclear. Adipocytes secrete a unique signalling molecule, which was named resistin (for resistance to insulin). Circulating resistin levels are decreased by the anti-diabetic drug rosiglitazone, and increased in diet-induced and genetic forms of obesity. Administration of anti-resistin antibody improves blood sugar and insulin action in mice with diet-induced obesity. Moreover, treatment of normal mice with recombinant resistin impairs glucose tolerance and insulin action. Insulin-stimulated glucose uptake by adipocytes is enhanced by neutralization of resistin and is reduced by resistin treatment. Resistin is thus a hormone that potentially links obesity to diabetes.
Applies To
  • Diabetes mellitus without mention of complication or manifestation classifiable to 250.1-250.9
  • Diabetes (mellitus) NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 250.0:
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