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Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy

By:  Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
Published:  March 3rd, 2017

Diabetes mellitus is a significant complicating factor in pregnancy. Pregnant women who are diabetic should first be assigned a code from category O24 (diabetes mellitus in pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium) followed by the appropriate diabetes code(s) (E08-E13) from Chapter 4.

Diabetes mellitus due to underlying condition:

  • with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without macular edema
  • E08.36 with diabetic cataract
  • with diabetic macular edema
  • E08.39 with other diabetic opthalmic complication
  • with diabetic neuropathy
  • with diabetic peripheral angiopathy
  • E08.59 with other circulatory complications
  • with diabetic arthropathy
  • E08.620 with diabetic dermatitis
  • E08.621 with foot ulcer
  • E08.622 with other skin ulcer
  • E08.628 with other skin complications
  • E08.630 with periodontal disease
  • E08.638 with other oral complications
  • withhypoglycemia
  • E08.65 with hyperglycemia
  • E08.69 with other specified complication
  • E08.8 with unspecified complications
  • E08.9 without complications

Drug or chemical induced diabetes mellitus:


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