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Diabetes, Men, And Sex

Sexual dysfunction. You've seen the ads on television, you've heard the jokes, and, if you're like most men, you've tried your best to block it from your mind. But if you have diabetes, this is one touchy subject you shouldn't ignore. A full 75 percent of diabetic men have some trouble achieving or maintaining an erection long enough to have intercourse. But diabetes doesn't have to be a deathblow to your sex life. You can protect your sexual functioning by keeping your diabetes under control. And if the condition has already started to derail your physical relationships, your doctor can help you get back on track. How does diabetes cause sexual dysfunction? Erections take teamwork from several parts of the body: Your brain makes you aroused, your nerves sense pleasurable feelings, and your arteries carry a flood of blood to the penis. Unfortunately, poorly controlled diabetes can ruin that teamwork. Blood sugar that stays too high for too long can both deaden your nerves and damage the arteries that feed your penis. You can still get aroused, but you'll have trouble turning those feelings into action. The breakdown doesn't happen overnight. Most men have diabetes for many years be Continue reading >>

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  1. Sidiabetic

    Hi , I am 32 male was recently diagnosed with Type 2 with initial A1C of 12. I got it under control with diet and daily dose of 1000mg of metformin. My last A1c results showed 5.9. I have a family history and have seen it all. A distant cousin died at a young age and most of maternal side of family members have type 2 including my mom. I see them coping with it .
    I read somewhere that CDC says patients diagnosed at 30 will have their life shortened by 14.5 years on Average. This scares me a lot . I got married a couple of years back and God has blessed with a beautiful daughter and a loving wife. I have not shared my condition with any of my family members . Am I in control? Numbers say yes . Someted I feel like fast forwarding my life for the next 20 years or so . just want to make sure my daughter is doing ok.

  2. mollythed

    Sidiabetic wrote:
    Hi , I am 32 male was recently diagnosed with Type 2 with initial A1C of 12. I got it under control with diet and daily dose of 1000mg of metformin. My last A1c results showed 5.9. I have a family history and have seen it all. A distant cousin died at a young age and most of maternal side of family members have type 2 including my mom. I see them coping with it .
    I read somewhere that CDC says patients diagnosed at 30 will have their life shortened by 14.5 years on Average. This scares me a lot . I got married a couple of years back and God has blessed with a beautiful daughter and a loving wife. I have not shared my condition with any of my family members . Am I in control? Numbers say yes . Someted I feel like fast forwarding my life for the next 20 years or so . just want to make sure my daughter is doing ok.
    "On average" means everybody, no matter when they were diagnosed, and no matter how well they take care of themselves. If you had been diagnosed years ago, before home meters, so that you had no ready way to evaluate your success in managing diabetes, or if you choose now not to make the effort to change your diet, or to exercise, or take the meds you need, diabetes could easily have a big impact on your lifespan. As somebody newly diagnosed, you have the benefit of all the research of the last fifty years or more, and all the research that will continue to be done for the next fifty years. You are not average. Taking care of yourself greatly reduces your changes of compications and an early death. Doctors will continue to learn more and do better at helping to extend lives.

    My mom died at 86 from a stroke. My dad died at 50, from a ruptured aneurysm. My brother died at 62 from prostate cancer first diagnosed at 52. None of them had diabetes. At 72, and after 20 years of diabetes, I have already beat that family average, and I still don't know that diabetes will be the major contributor to my demise. Averages are just that, averages, and they don't tell us what will really happen to each of us. I would say exactly the same thing to my three sons who do have diabetes.

  3. lowcarbwalking

    Sidiabetic,
    I have read your post and have been considering it.
    I think it's terrific that you are motivated by your young daughter to live a healthy life with type 2 diabetes and be there for her throughout her life. and to be there for yr wife as well and any future children.
    I would urge you to read Dr Richard Bernstein's book titled, Diabetes Soluiton. In Dr Bernstien's view well controlled diabetes, meaning keeping your blood glucose in the normal range, leads to a normal, healthy lifespan. Btw. Dr Bernstein is a Type 1 himself and lives what he outlines in his book. His method and ideas work for controlling type 2 and type 1 diabetes.
    You have done a fantastic job getting your a1c down from 12 to 5.9. I would urge you to consider doing a bit more and getting you A1c down to the normal range and make your post meal 1 hour and 2 hour bg readings whiting the normal range.
    I strongly believe this will give you the absolutely best percentage shot at not ever experiencing diabetic complications. Read Dr Bernstein's book and consider what is possible.
    I wish you the best.

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