ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V18.0

Fam hx-diabetes mellitus

Diagnosis Code V18.0

ICD-9: V18.0
Short Description: Fam hx-diabetes mellitus
Long Description: Family history of diabetes mellitus
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V18.0

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to personal and family history (V10-V19)
      • V18 Family history of certain other specific conditions

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z83.3 - Family history of diabetes mellitus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V18.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • History (personal) of
      • family
        • diabetes mellitus V18.0

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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Family History

Your family history includes health information about you and your close relatives. Families have many factors in common, including their genes, environment, and lifestyle. Looking at these factors can help you figure out whether you have a higher risk for certain health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Having a family member with a disease raises your risk, but it does not mean that you will definitely get it. Knowing that you are at risk gives you a chance to reduce that risk by following a healthier lifestyle and getting tested as needed.

You can get started by talking to your relatives about their health. Draw a family tree and add the health information. Having copies of medical records and death certificates is also helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Family History Is Important for Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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