Monday, June 13, 2005

Sexual Dysfunction May be More Common in Diabetic Men

If you're a man with diabetes and you're over 45, you're more than twice as likely to have low testosterone levels than your non-diabetic peer. These findings were presented over the weekend at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association.

Symptoms of low testosterone include:

▪   Diminished interest in sex
▪   Erectile dysfunction
▪   Increased body fat
▪   Decreased bone mineral density
▪   Reduced muscle mass and strength
▪   Depression
▪   Fatigue

Your doctor can determine your testosterone levels with a blood test. There are various ways of supplementing testosterone including pills, injections, subcutaneous pellets, or skin gels.


For a summary of the study:
Diabetic men at risk of low testosterone - study