2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 250.9
Diabetes with unspecified complication
- There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 250.9 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
- Conditions or pathological processes associated with the disease of diabetes mellitus. Due to the impaired control of blood glucose level in diabetic patients, pathological processes develop in numerous tissues and organs including the eye, the kidney, the blood vessels, and the nerve tissue.
- If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels are too high. Over time, this can cause problems with other body functions, such as your kidneys, nerves, feet, and eyes. Having diabetes can also put you at a higher risk for heart disease and bone and joint disorders. Other long-term complications of diabetes include skin problems, digestive problems, sexual dysfunction, and problems with your teeth and gums. Very high or very low blood sugar levels can also lead to emergencies in people with diabetes. The cause can be an underlying infection, certain medicines, or even the medicines you take to control your diabetes. If you feel nauseated, sluggish or shaky, seek emergency care. nih: national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases
- Organ or tissue damage due to diabetes mellitus. It includes heart disease and stroke, renal disease and renal failure, retinopathy, neuropathies, and erectile dysfunction.