Historically, men have not been comfortable discussing issues about their health, particularly conditions like diabetes, depression or sexual dysfunction. This has resulted in shorter and less healthy lives for men in the United States compared to women.
It’s important to talk about any concerns you may have. Sexual dysfunction can be a warning sign of other health problems. Just like complications of the heart, eyes, kidneys and nerves are related to blood vessel damage, so is diabetes-related sexual dysfunction. Also, by sharing your concerns, your health care provider can help treat specific sexual problems.
We encourage all men with diabetes to take the "modern man" challenge: get out, get active, get informed!
Don't be afraid to talk with your doctor about impotence, also called erectile dysfunction or ED.
Take the ADAM questionnaire to assess your likelihood of having low testosterone, which often goes undiagnosed.
Discuss feelings of stress, anxiety and sexual dysfunction with your healthcare team.