ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E11

Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Diagnosis Code E11

ICD-10: E11
Short Description: Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Long Description: Type 2 diabetes mellitus
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E11

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    • Diabetes mellitus (E08-E13)
      • Type 2 diabetes mellitus (E11)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code E11 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Diabetes Type 2

Also called: Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth.

You have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes if you are older, obese, have a family history of diabetes, or do not exercise. Having prediabetes also increases your risk. Prediabetes means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes.

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes appear slowly. Some people do not notice symptoms at all. The symptoms can include

  • Being very thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Having blurry eyesight

Blood tests can show if you have diabetes. One type of test, the A1C, can also check on how you are managing your diabetes. Many people can manage their diabetes through healthy eating, physical activity, and blood glucose testing. Some people also need to take diabetes medicines.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • A1C test
  • Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Diabetes Education Program)
  • Diabetes type 2 - meal planning
  • Giving an insulin injection
  • High blood sugar
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes - self-care

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