ICD-9 Code 249.60

Secondary diabetes mellitus with neurological manifestations, not stated as uncontrolled, or unspecified

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249.60 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary diabetes mellitus with neurological manifestations, not stated as uncontrolled, or unspecified. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 249.60
Short Description:Sec DM neuro nt st uncn
Long Description:Secondary diabetes mellitus with neurological manifestations, not stated as uncontrolled, or unspecified

Convert 249.60 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • E08.40 - Diabetes due to underlying condition w diabetic neurop, unsp
  • E08.41 - Diabetes due to undrl condition w diabetic mononeuropathy
  • E08.42 - Diabetes due to underlying condition w diabetic polyneurop
  • E08.43 - Diab due to undrl cond w diabetic autonm (poly)neuropathy
  • E08.44 - Diabetes due to underlying condition w diabetic amyotrophy
  • E08.49 - Diabetes due to undrl condition w oth diabetic neuro comp
  • E08.610 - Diabetes due to undrl cond w diabetic neuropathic arthrop
  • E09.40 - Drug/chem diabetes w neuro comp w diabetic neuropathy, unsp
  • E09.41 - Drug/chem diabetes w neuro comp w diabetic mononeuropathy
  • E09.42 - Drug/chem diabetes w neurological comp w diabetic polyneurop
  • E09.43 - Drug/chem diab w neuro comp w diab autonm (poly)neuropathy
  • E09.44 - Drug/chem diabetes w neurological comp w diabetic amyotrophy
  • E09.49 - Drug/chem diabetes w neuro comp w oth diabetic neuro comp
  • E09.610 - Drug/chem diabetes w diabetic neuropathic arthropathy
  • E13.40 - Oth diabetes mellitus with diabetic neuropathy, unspecified
  • E13.41 - Oth diabetes mellitus with diabetic mononeuropathy
  • E13.42 - Oth diabetes mellitus with diabetic polyneuropathy
  • E13.43 - Oth diabetes mellitus w diabetic autonomic (poly)neuropathy
  • E13.44 - Other specified diabetes mellitus with diabetic amyotrophy
  • E13.49 - Oth diabetes w oth diabetic neurological complication

Code Classification

  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders (240–279)
    • Diseases of other endocrine glands (249-259)
      • 249 Secondary diabetes mellitus

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Diabetes

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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Diabetic Nerve Problems

Also called: Diabetic neuropathy

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage the covering on your nerves or the blood vessels that bring oxygen to your nerves. Damaged nerves may stop sending messages, or may send messages slowly or at the wrong times.

This damage is called diabetic neuropathy. Over half of people with diabetes get it. Symptoms may include

  • Numbness in your hands, legs, or feet
  • Shooting pains, burning, or tingling
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea
  • Problems with sexual function
  • Urinary problems
  • Dizziness when you change positions quickly

Your doctor will diagnose diabetic neuropathy with a physical exam and nerve tests. Controlling your blood sugar can help prevent nerve problems, or keep them from getting worse. Treatment may include pain relief and other medicines.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Cranial mononeuropathy III - diabetic type
  • Diabetes and nerve damage
  • Nerve damage from diabetes - self-care

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.