ICD-9 Code 648.01

Diabetes mellitus of mother, complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition

ICD-9: 648.01
Short Description:Diabetes-delivered
Long Description:Diabetes mellitus of mother, complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition

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ICD-9 648.01 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus of mother, complicating pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium, delivered, with or without mention of antepartum condition. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

Convert 648.01 to ICD-10

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

  • O24.32 - Unspecified pre-existing diabetes mellitus in childbirth
  • O24.911 - Unspecified diabetes mellitus in pregnancy, first trimester
  • O24.912 - Unspecified diabetes mellitus in pregnancy, second trimester
  • O24.913 - Unspecified diabetes mellitus in pregnancy, third trimester
  • O24.92 - Unspecified diabetes mellitus in childbirth

Code Classification

  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium (630–679)
    • Complications mainly related to pregnancy (640-649)
      • 648 Other current conditions in the mother classifiable elsewhere but complicating pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

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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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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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