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men and diabetes

Do diabetes slow down the desire to have sex in men?
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141598 tn?1355675363
Interesting question, sjmrsjohnson. From my standpoint, heck no, not one tiny bit. But then, I manage and control my glucose levels carefully and live a healthy lifestyle. Quoting from an article on mismanaged diabetes, "Researchers believe that up to 50% of people with diabetes will experience some sort of sexual dysfunction at some point. But even if diabetes doesn’t directly cause sexual dysfunction, other diabetes-related health issues can influence your sexual desire and may be a threat to intimacy within a relationship."
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Depending on how well anyone takes care of themselves I think neuropathy is involved at some point in a diabetics lifetime. I would say in my opinion yes it is highly likely but may not be the only cause. Do you take antideppresents or high blood pressure meds, they can also be a culprit. To keep from further nueropothy problems make sure you are taking the best care of yourself and keep your blood sugar within normal ranges. I know at times this is hard to do, but you have to remember what I always tell people, Diabetes will kill you a little each day if you do not take care of yourself, it is as much a silent killer as high blood pressure.
Take care, K
141598 tn?1355675363
"Depending on how well anyone takes care of themselves I think neuropathy is involved at some point in a diabetics lifetime."

I disagree with this statement. I know many patients along with friends and acquaintances family members with over 20-30-40 years of diabetes who never experienced any signs of neuropathy. All these folks manage and control their glucose levels accordingly to prevent neuropathy onset.
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55 male living with diabetes  is it possible to have more than 1 type
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