Controlling Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is diabetes that a woman can develop during pregnancy. When you have diabetes, your body cannot use the sugars and starches (carbohydrates) it takes in as food to make energy. As a result, your body collects extra sugar in your blood. We don’t know all the causes of gestational diabetes. Some—but not all—women […]


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Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

If you have diabetes, get your urine tested every year to look for kidney disease. Your doctor should do a creatinine blood test to check how these organs are working. He’ll also check your blood pressure regularly. It’s key to slowing this disease. Your reading should be less than 130/80. Approximately 1 in 3 adults […]


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ICD-10 Codes – Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes means your blood glucose or blood sugar is too high. 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. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems […]


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Medicare Reimbursement for Pre-Diabetes Screening

Pre-Diabetes Screening involves the testing of asymptomatic, high-risk individuals to assess whether they meet the criteria for either prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Screening for prediabetes and diabetes is more frequently done in health care settings than in community settings. The process used to target and test patients may include a team approach, employing various […]


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