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.
But times have changed, and so have men. Today’s men have a strong grasp of their disease and related conditions, actively engage with their healthcare providers, and proactively manage their health. We encourage all men with diabetes to take the “modern man” challenge: get out, get active, get informed!
Sex is an important part of life and relationships. But diabetes can affect a man’s sex life. It is important to understand that there is not just one reason a man with diabetes might be experiencing sexual health issues.
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.
Sexual Implications of Emotional Health
Discuss feelings of stress, anxiety and sexual dysfunction with your healthcare team.