Diabetes & Erectile Dysfunction Q & A

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious health condition that occurs when your body has trouble managing your blood sugar levels. Your pancreas produces insulin to transport sugar out of your bloodstream and into your cells where it converts into energy. Without adequate insulin, your body struggles to deal with the excess sugar and can become very sick.

What causes erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes?

Your penis requires an adequate and steady flow of blood to create and maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. When your blood sugar is out of control, it can damage the blood vessels and nerves responsible for getting and maintaining an erection.

What’s more, medications for diabetes typically exacerbate sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction and can also lead to low libido. Another concern of diabetes is that it’s linked to low testosterone, which is a critical component of healthy penile function.

How common is impotence among men with diabetes?

Research shows that 50% of all men diagnosed with diabetes will develop erectile dysfunction in the decade following diagnosis.

Diabetes is also a leading cause of retrograde ejaculation, a phenomenon that sends your semen into your bladder instead of out of your penis during the climax. While retrograde ejaculations don’t cause any physical harm, they do detour your ability to father a child.

What treatments are available for impotent men with diabetes?

Future Wave physiotherapy center encourages you to take all the necessary precautions to keep your diabetes in check, such as:

  • Maintaining healthy glycemic control
  • Quitting smoking
  • Exercising regularly

Also, many diabetic men have success treating erectile dysfunction with our International Protocol. The innovative therapy uses acoustic waves to stimulate the production of new blood vessels in your penis. New, fully functioning blood vessels make it possible for you to achieve an erection and maintain it for the duration of your sexual experience.

Diabetes is a chronic health condition, but erectile dysfunction doesn’t have to be. Trust the experienced providers at Future Wave physiotherapy center with your erectile dysfunction problems. Call the office to schedule a consultation or request online today.