ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T38.3X4S

Poisn by insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs, undet, sequela

Diagnosis Code T38.3X4S

ICD-10: T38.3X4S
Short Description: Poisn by insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs, undet, sequela
Long Description: Poisoning by insulin and oral hypoglycemic [antidiabetic] drugs, undetermined, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T38.3X4S

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The code T38.3X4S is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Poisoning by, adverse effect of and underdosing of drugs, medicaments and biological substances (T36-T50)
      • Hormones and their synthetic substitutes and antag, NEC (T38)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T38.3X4S is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code T38.3X4S is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Acetohexamide overdose
  • Acetohexamide overdose of undetermined intent
  • Acetohexamide poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Biguanide overdose
  • Chlorpropamide overdose
  • Chlorpropamide overdose of undetermined intent
  • Chlorpropamide poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Glucagon overdose
  • Glucagon overdose of undetermined intent
  • Glucagon poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Insulin overdose
  • Insulin overdose of undetermined intent
  • Insulin poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Overdose of glibenclamide
  • Overdose of glibenclamide of undetermined intent
  • Overdose of metformin
  • Overdose of metformin of undetermined intent
  • Phenformin poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Poisoning caused by acetohexamide
  • Poisoning caused by chlorpropamide
  • Poisoning caused by glibenclamide
  • Poisoning caused by glibenclamide of undetermined intent
  • Poisoning caused by glucagon
  • Poisoning caused by insulin
  • Poisoning caused by metformin
  • Poisoning caused by metformin of undetermined intent
  • Poisoning caused by oral biguanide derivative
  • Poisoning caused by oral biguanide derivative
  • Poisoning caused by oral sulfonylurea derivative
  • Poisoning caused by phenformin
  • Poisoning caused by tolbutamide
  • Tolbutamide overdose
  • Tolbutamide overdose of undetermined intent
  • Tolbutamide poisoning of undetermined intent

Information for Patients

Diabetes Medicines

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)

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A poison is any substance that is harmful to your body. You might swallow it, inhale it, inject it, or absorb it through your skin. Any substance can be poisonous if too much is taken. Poisons can include

  • Prescription or over-the-counter medicines taken in doses that are too high
  • Overdoses of illegal drugs
  • Carbon monoxide from gas appliances
  • Household products, such as laundry powder or furniture polish
  • Pesticides
  • Indoor or outdoor plants
  • Metals such as lead and mercury

The effects of poisoning range from short-term illness to brain damage, coma, and death. To prevent poisoning it is important to use and store products exactly as their labels say. Keep dangerous products where children can't get to them. Treatment for poisoning depends on the type of poison. If you suspect someone has been poisoned, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 right away.

  • Poisoning (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Poisoning first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Toxicology screen (Medical Encyclopedia)

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