ICD-10 Diagnosis Code O24.429

Gestational diabetes mellitus in childbirth, unsp control

Diagnosis Code O24.429

ICD-10: O24.429
Short Description: Gestational diabetes mellitus in childbirth, unsp control
Long Description: Gestational diabetes mellitus in childbirth, unspecified control
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code O24.429

Code Classification
  • Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
    • Other maternal disorders predominantly related to pregnancy (O20-O29)
      • Diabetes in pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (O24)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Maternity diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipMaternity diagnoses
Maternity. Age range is 12–55 years inclusive (e.g., diabetes in pregnancy, antepartum pulmonary complication).

Diagnoses for females only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for females only
Diagnoses for females only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code O24.429 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus in childbirth

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • O24.425 - Gestatnl diab in chldbrth, ctrl by oral hypoglycemic drugs

Information for Patients

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Also called: Gestational diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. When you are pregnant, high blood sugar levels are not good for your baby.

About seven out of every 100 pregnant women in the United States get gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is diabetes that happens for the first time when a woman is pregnant. Most of the time, it goes away after you have your baby. But it does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes later on. Your child is also at risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Most women get a test to check for diabetes during their second trimester of pregnancy. Women at higher risk may get a test earlier.

If you already have diabetes, the best time to control your blood sugar is before you get pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be harmful to your baby during the first weeks of pregnancy - even before you know you are pregnant. To keep you and your baby healthy, it is important to keep your blood sugar as close to normal as possible before and during pregnancy.

Either type of diabetes during pregnancy increases the chances of problems for you and your baby. To help lower the chances talk to your health care team about

  • A meal plan for your pregnancy
  • A safe exercise plan
  • How often to test your blood sugar
  • Taking your medicine as prescribed. Your medicine plan may need to change during pregnancy.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Diabetes diet - gestational
  • Did You Have Gestational Diabetes When You Were Pregnant? What You Need to Know - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Diabetes Education Program)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes - self-care
  • Glucose screening and tolerance tests during pregnancy
  • Infant of diabetic mother

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