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Female—type of diabetes mellitus therapy during pregnancy, code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termDiabetes therapy type during pregnancy
METeOR identifier:Help on this term695736
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 12/12/2018
Definition:Help on this term

The type of diabetes mellitus treatment which a female is prescribed during pregnancy, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Female—type of diabetes mellitus therapy during pregnancy

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Insulin
2Oral hypoglycaemic
3Diet and exercise
Supplementary values:Help on this term
9Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

CODE 2   Oral hypoglycaemic

Includes the options of sulphonylurea, biguanide (e.g. metformin), alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, thiazolidinedione, meglitinide, combination (e.g. biguanide and sulphonylurea), or other oral hypoglycaemic.

CODE 3   Diet and exercise

Includes the options of generalised prescribed diet; avoidance of added sugar/simple carbohydrates (CHOs); low joule diet; portion exchange diet and uses glycaemic index and a recommendation for increased exercise.

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately described

Not for use in primary data collections.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

All therapies prescribed during pregnancy should be recorded. Therefore, more than one code can be recorded when reporting this data element. Each therapy should be recorded once only.

CODE 9   Not stated/inadequately described

To be recorded by data entry personnel (state/territory health authority) if the data field is left blank or is inadequately completed in the primary data collection.

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Jurisdictions that record perinatal data using the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) should apply the following codes, noting that the ICD-10-AM uses a hierarchical coding system for therapy type, and therefore not all types of therapy will necessarily be recorded:

Code 1 (Insulin) is equivalent in the ICD-10-AM to a code in the range O24.1–O24.9 used in conjunction with the fifth character '2' (insulin treated). Note that where a female has Type 1 diabetes, there is no equivalent fifth character applied to the ICD-10-AM code because Type 1 diabetes is always insulin-treated.

Code 2 (Oral hypoglycaemic) is equivalent in the ICD-10-AM to a code in the range O24.1–O24.9 used in conjunction with the fifth character '3' (oral hypoglycaemic therapy).

Code 3 (Diet and exercise) is equivalent in the ICD-10-AM to a code in the range O24.1–O24.9 used in conjunction with the fifth character '4' (other; diet; exercise; lifestyle management).

For example, for a female who has pre-existing Type 2 diabetes mellitus and uses oral hypoglycaemic therapy and insulin, this would be coded in the ICD-10-AM as O24.12 and would be reported against this data element using Code 1.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

ACCD (Australian Consortium for Classification Development) 2017. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM), Australian Classification of Health Interventions (ACHI) and Australian Coding Standards (ACS). 10th edn. Sydney: ACCD, University of Sydney.

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See also Female—diabetes mellitus during pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standard 02/08/2017

See also Female—diabetes mellitus during pregnancy indicator, yes/no/not stated/inadequately described code N Health, Standardisation pending 17/09/2019

See also Female—type of diabetes mellitus during pregnancy, code N Health, Standard 02/08/2017

Has been superseded by Female—type of diabetes mellitus therapy during pregnancy, code N Health, Standardisation pending 17/09/2019

Supersedes Female—type of diabetes mellitus therapy during pregnancy, code N Health, Superseded 12/12/2018

See also Person—diabetes therapy type, code NN Health, Standard 01/03/2005

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Perinatal NBEDS 2019–20 Health, Standard 12/12/2018

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