Brittle diabetes is exceptionally difficult to control, marked by alternating episodes of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Frequent adjustments of dietary intake and insulin dosage are required.
However, even brittle diabetes can be "controlled" with vigilance on the part of the patient and/or caregivers. Therefore, unless the provider specifically stated it was uncontrolled or mentions varying blood sugars, changed the insulin dose, etc., I would not code is as uncontrolled.
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