E10.50: Type 1 diabetes mellitus With peripheral circulatory complications Controlled

You have diabetes. This is also known as diabetes mellitus.

The body takes sugar from food via the intestines. The sugar gets into the blood there. The sugar level in every person’s blood thus increases after eating. The pancreas produces the messenger substance insulin. Insulin ensures that the sugar from the blood is absorbed into the cells. After eating, the pancreas releases more insulin into the blood. As a result, the sugar level in the blood drops after eating.

The messenger substance insulin is produced by specific tissue in the pancreas. Your immune system has produced antibodies against this tissue. As a result, this tissue in the pancreas was damaged or destroyed. This means your body is not forming enough of the hormone insulin. If you do not have enough insulin in your blood, the sugar level in the blood can become permanently too high. This is called Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

With diabetes, the sugar level in the blood can be too high. However, if you receive the hormone insulin as an injection, your sugar level can sometimes also drop too sharply. You must therefore always adjust the amount of the messenger substance insulin to the sugar content in food or to the amount of physical strain.

If the sugar level in the blood is too high for a considerable time, the sugar may damage the blood vessels and nerves. As a result, symptoms can occur at various sites of the body. Sugar can damage the nerves directly. It is possible for the nerves to stop working properly as a result.

The high sugar level has damaged your blood vessels. As a result, deposits of fats and lime can form in the blood vessels. If the blood vessels constrict because of the deposits, circulatory disorders may occur. For example, wounds may consequently not heal as well. The organs may then receive a poorer blood supply. Diabetes therefore increases the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke, for instance. The kidneys, eyes or skin may also be affected by the circulatory disorders.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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