Diagnosis Code E13
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code E13 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Includes Notes: Includes Notes
This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
- diabetes mellitus due to genetic defects of beta-cell function
- diabetes mellitus due to genetic defects in insulin action
- postpancreatectomy diabetes mellitus
- postprocedural diabetes mellitus
- secondary diabetes mellitus NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- diabetes (mellitus) due to autoimmune process (E10.-)
- diabetes (mellitus) due to immune mediated pancreatic islet beta-cell destruction (E10.-)
- diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition (E08.-)
- drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus (E09.-)
- gestational diabetes (O24.4-)
- neonatal diabetes mellitus (P70.2)
- type 1 diabetes mellitus (E10.-)
Information for Patients
Also called: DM, Diabetes mellitus
Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have prediabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having prediabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes.
Blood tests can show if you have diabetes. One type of test, the A1C, can also check on how you are managing your diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your blood glucose level and take medicine if prescribed.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- A1C test (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Blood sugar test - blood (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Diabetes Education Program)
- Diabetes (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Diabetes - keeping active (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Diabetes - low blood sugar - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Diabetes - tests and checkups (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Diabetes - when you are sick (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Diabetes and exercise (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Giving an insulin injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
- High blood sugar (Medical Encyclopedia)