Diagnosis Code T38.3X1A
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code T38.3X1A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 917 - POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECTS OF DRUGS WITH MCC
- 918 - POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECTS OF DRUGS WITHOUT MCC
- Accidental acetohexamide overdose
- Accidental acetohexamide poisoning
- Accidental chlorpropamide overdose
- Accidental chlorpropamide poisoning
- Accidental glucagon overdose
- Accidental glucagon poisoning
- Accidental insulin overdose
- Accidental insulin poisoning
- Accidental overdose by glibenclamide
- Accidental overdose by metformin
- Accidental phenformin poisoning
- Accidental poisoning caused by glibenclamide
- Accidental poisoning caused by metformin
- Accidental tolbutamide overdose
- Accidental tolbutamide poisoning
- Acetohexamide overdose
- Biguanide overdose
- Chlorpropamide overdose
- Glucagon overdose
- Insulin overdose
- Oral hypoglycemic overdose
- Oral hypoglycemic poisoning
- Overdose of glibenclamide
- Overdose of metformin
- Poisoning caused by acetohexamide
- Poisoning caused by antidiabetic agent
- Poisoning caused by chlorpropamide
- Poisoning caused by glibenclamide
- Poisoning caused by glucagon
- Poisoning caused by insulin
- Poisoning caused by metformin
- Poisoning caused by oral biguanide derivative
- Poisoning caused by oral sulfonylurea derivative
- Poisoning caused by phenformin
- Poisoning caused by tolbutamide
- Sulfonylurea overdose
- Tolbutamide overdose
Information for Patients
Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. If you can't control your diabetes with wise food choices and physical activity, you may need diabetes medicines. The kind of medicine you take depends on your type of diabetes, your schedule, and your other health conditions.
With type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. If you have type 1 diabetes, you will need to take insulin.
Type 2 diabetes, the most common type, can start when the body doesn't use insulin as it should. If your body can't keep up with the need for insulin, you may need to take pills. Along with meal planning and physical activity, diabetes pills help people with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes keep their blood glucose levels on target. Several kinds of pills are available. Each works in a different way. Many people take two or three kinds of pills. Some people take combination pills. Combination pills contain two kinds of diabetes medicine in one tablet. Some people take pills and insulin.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Diabetes - low blood sugar - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Giving an insulin injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Oral hypoglycemics overdose (Medical Encyclopedia)
Medicines cure infectious diseases, prevent problems from chronic diseases, and ease pain. But medicines can also cause harmful reactions if not used correctly. Errors can happen in the hospital, at the doctor's office, at the pharmacy, or at home. You can help prevent errors by
- Knowing your medicines. Keep a list of the names of your medicines, how much you take, and when you take them. Include over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements and herbs. Take this list to all your doctor visits.
- Reading medicine labels and following the directions. Don't take medications prescribed for someone else.
- Taking extra caution when giving medicines to children.
- Asking questions. If you don't know the answers to these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Why am I taking this medicine?
- What are the common problems to watch out for?
- What should I do if they occur?
- When should I stop this medicine?
- Can I take this medicine with the other medicines on my list?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- 6 Tips to Avoid Medication Mistakes (Food and Drug Administration)
- How and when to get rid of unused medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Keeping your medications organized (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Medication safety during your hospital stay (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Medication safety: Filling your prescription (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Storing your medicines (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Taking medicine at home - create a routine (Medical Encyclopedia)