Diabetes can affect sexual function in a number of ways. Low testosterone levels is one example.
If you’re over 45, male, have type 2 diabetes, and are having trouble with your sex life, the problem could be low testosterone.
“There is increasing evidence that low testosterone is associated with obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes,” says David Fenig, MD, associate director of male fertility and sexuality at Chesapeake Urology Associates in Baltimore, Md. “In fact, recent studies have suggested that low testosterone is present in up to one-third of men with type 2 diabetes, and that men who are over 45 are twice as likely to be diagnosed with low testosterone.”
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