ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V12.21

Hx gestational diabetes

Diagnosis Code V12.21

ICD-9: V12.21
Short Description: Hx gestational diabetes
Long Description: Personal history of gestational diabetes
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V12.21

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V12 Personal history of certain other diseases

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z86.32 - Personal history of gestational diabetes

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V12.21 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • History (personal) of
      • disorder (of) V13.9
        • endocrine V12.29
          • gestational diabetes V12.21
      • endocrine disorder V12.29
        • gestational diabetes V12.21
      • gestational diabetes V12.21

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
  • Glucose tolerance test - non-pregnant
  • Infant of diabetic mother

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