ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E11.21

Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic nephropathy

Diagnosis Code E11.21

ICD-10: E11.21
Short Description: Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic nephropathy
Long Description: Type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic nephropathy
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E11.21

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Armanni-Ebstein kidney
  • Diabetes-nephrosis syndrome
  • Diabetic glomerulonephritis
  • Diabetic glomerulopathy
  • Diabetic glomerulosclerosis
  • Diabetic intracapillary glomerulosclerosis
  • Diabetic renal disease
  • Diffuse type diabetic glomerulosclerosis
  • Kimmelstiel-Wilson syndrome
  • Macroalbuminuric diabetic nephropathy
  • Microalbuminuric diabetic nephropathy
  • Nephrotic syndrome associated with another disorder
  • Nephrotic syndrome due to diabetes mellitus
  • Nephrotic syndrome due to type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Nodular type diabetic glomerulosclerosis
  • Pregestational diabetes mellitus AND/OR impaired glucose tolerance, modified White class F
  • Proteinuric diabetic nephropathy
  • Renal disorder due to type 2 diabetes mellitus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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Diabetic Kidney Problems

Also called: Diabetic nephropathy

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your kidneys. Your kidneys clean your blood. If they are damaged, waste and fluids build up in your blood instead of leaving your body.

Kidney damage from diabetes is called diabetic nephropathy. It begins long before you have symptoms. People with diabetes should get regular screenings for kidney disease. Tests include a urine test to detect protein in your urine and a blood test to show how well your kidneys are working.

If the damage continues, your kidneys could fail. In fact, diabetes is the most common cause of kidney failure in the United States. People with kidney failure need either dialysis or a kidney transplant.

You can slow down kidney damage or keep it from getting worse. Controlling your blood sugar and blood pressure, taking your medicines and not eating too much protein can help.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Diabetes and kidney disease
  • Microalbuminuria test
  • Protein urine test

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