Hyperglycemia is the medical term for high blood sugar. This is case when the blood sugar level is higher than 11.1 mmol/l. This article will outline the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and ICD 10 Codes for hyperglycemia.
What Is Hyperglycemia ICD 10?
In simple terms, high blood sugar is called hyperglycemia, when the blood sugar level is high.
Hyperglycemia ICD 10 Symptoms
The usual symptoms of Hyperglycemia are:
- Shaking or shivering.
- Confusion or trouble concentrating.
- Shortness of breath.
- High blood pressure.
- Unexplained weight loss.
- Slow heart rate.
Pale and dry skin are the warning signs of hyperglycemia. When the blood sugar levels are high, the body takes longer to metabolise the glucose in the blood. The red blood cells don’t get enough blood to carry out their function. That causes the skin to become pale.
Bright red nails can also be a symptom of hyperglycemia. The red colour in the nails is caused by the body’s inability to metabolise the blood sugar properly. This causes the red colour to appear when the glucose levels are too high.
When the blood sugar level is high, the body produces extra insulin. This causes the blood sugar to be absorbed more slowly into the cells. This leads to the high levels of fatigue.
Hyperglycemia ICD 10 Diagnose
Diagnosis is done with the fasting blood sugar levels, but the HbA1C levels are a better indicator of whether hyperglycemia is a true emergency. The patients needs to fast for 4 hours before the test. The test measures the blood sugar level levels immediately before and during eating and drinking. Blood glucose levels in this range can indicate a true emergency if your doctor has cause to suspect that you are at risk for life-threatening complications from hyperglycemia, such as unconsciousness, seizures, stroke and even death. If the fasting blood sugar levels are less than 7 mmol/l, it is unlikely to indicate a true emergency.
Hyperglycemia ICD 10 Treatment
Treatment for hyperglycemia can be used to stop it from affecting the patients physical and mental state. The treatment for hyperglycemia is usually given through medications like insulin and metformin.
Hyperglycemia ICD 10 Codes
Hyperglycemia ICD 10 is billable and can be used to specify the medical hyperglycemia.
ICD 10 R73: Elevated blood glucose level.
ICD 10 R73.0: Abnormal glucose.
ICD 10 R73.9: Hyperglycemia, unspecified.