Basically what you are having is erectile dysfunction. An erection problem is the inability to get or maintain an erection that is firm enough for a man to have intercourse. If the condition persists, the medical term is erectile dysfunction.
Causes may be psychological, smoking, alcohol, illicit drugs and medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart or thyroid conditions, poor circulation, low testosterone, depression, spinal cord and neurological causes. In your case, diabetes although well controlled may be an important cause. Cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes can reduce blood flow to the body, including the genitals. This may cause erectile dysfunction.
The commonly prescribed drug by the doctors is sildenafil, which causes erections to be stronger and long lasting. However it is not safe to take this drug without a doctor’s advice and moreover it is important to rule out these medical conditions as well. If medications aren't effective, you may try a penis vacuum-constriction device callen penis pump after consultation from a urologist.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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