ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T38.3X6

Underdosing of insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs

Diagnosis Code T38.3X6

ICD-10: T38.3X6
Short Description: Underdosing of insulin and oral hypoglycemic drugs
Long Description: Underdosing of insulin and oral hypoglycemic [antidiabetic] drugs
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T38.3X6

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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)

Table of Drugs and Chemicals

The code T38.3X6 is included in the Table of Drugs and Chemicals, this table contains a classification of drugs, industrial solvents, corrosive gases, noxious plants, pesticides, and other toxic agents. Each substance in the table is assigned a code according to the poisoning classification and external causes of adverse effects. Use as many codes as necessary to describe all reported drugs, medicinal or chemical substances.

Substance Poisoning
Accidental
(unintentional)
Poisoning
Accidental
self-harm
Poisoning
Assault
Poisoning
Undetermined
Adverse
effect
Underdosing
AcetohexamideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Antidiabetic NECT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Antidiabetic NEC
  »biguanide
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Antidiabetic NEC
  »biguanide
    »and sulfonyl combined
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Antidiabetic NEC
  »combined
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Antidiabetic NEC
  »sulfonylurea
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Biguanide derivatives, oralT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
BuforminT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
CarbutamideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
ChlorpropamideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
DBIT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
DiabineseT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
DymelorT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Extended insulin zinc suspensionT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlibenclamideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlibornurideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GliclazideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlimidineT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlipizideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GliquidoneT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlisolamideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlisoxepideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Globin zinc insulinT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlucagonT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlyburideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlyclopyramideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
GlycyclamideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Glymidine sodiumT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
IletinT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insular tissue extractT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »defalan
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »human
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »injection, soluble
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »injection, soluble
    »biphasic
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »intermediate acting
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »protamine zinc
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »slow acting
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »zinc
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »zinc
    »protamine injection
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Insulin (amorphous) (globin) (isophane) (Lente) (NPH) (Semilente) (Ultralente)
  »zinc
    »suspension (amorphous) (crystalline)
T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Isophane insulinT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Lente lietin (insulin)T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
MetforminT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Neutral insulin injectionT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
NPH lletin (insulin)T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
OrinaseT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
PhenforminT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
PhenylethylbiguanideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
PZIT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Sulfonylurea derivatives, oralT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
TolazamideT38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6
Tolbutamide (sodium)T38.3X1T38.3X2T38.3X3T38.3X4T38.3X5T38.3X6

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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Medication Errors

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)


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