ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 249.70

Sec DM circ nt st uncntr

Diagnosis Code 249.70

ICD-9: 249.70
Short Description: Sec DM circ nt st uncntr
Long Description: Secondary diabetes mellitus with peripheral circulatory disorders, not stated as uncontrolled, or unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 249.70

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders
    • Diseases of other endocrine glands (249-259)
      • 249 Secondary diabetes mellitus

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.

A blood test can show if you have diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your glucose level and take medicine if prescribed.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • A1C test
  • Blood sugar test - blood
  • Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Diabetes Education Program)
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - keeping active
  • Diabetes - low blood sugar - self-care
  • Diabetes - tests and checkups
  • Diabetes - when you are sick
  • Diabetes and exercise
  • Giving an insulin injection
  • Glucose tolerance test - non-pregnant
  • High blood sugar
  • Immunizations - diabetes
  • Long term complications of diabetes
  • Preparing for surgery when you have diabetes

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Diabetes Complications

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can cause problems with other body functions, such as your kidneys, nerves, feet, and eyes. Having diabetes can also put you at a higher risk for heart disease and bone and joint disorders. Other long-term complications of diabetes include skin problems, digestive problems, sexual dysfunction, and problems with your teeth and gums.

Very high or very low blood sugar levels can also lead to emergencies in people with diabetes. The cause can be an underlying infection, certain medicines, or even the medicines you take to control your diabetes. If you feel nauseated, sluggish or shaky, seek emergency care.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Diabetes - preventing heart attack and stroke
  • Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke - NIH (National Diabetes Education Program)
  • Diabetes: Dental Tips - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Diabetic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Ketones urine test
  • Long term complications of diabetes
  • Low blood sugar
  • Serum ketones test

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