Diabetes is often associated with erectile dysfunction because they share many of the same risk factors – a poor diet, lack of exercise and heavy drinking. It’s also a known cause of ED, and according to one estimate, half of all men with type two diabetes can expect to develop erectile dysfunction within five to ten years of being diagnosed

This is because high blood sugar levels can damage the nervous system and vessels, both of which play a crucial role in getting and keeping an erection. Managing your blood sugar is the best way to reduce your chances of developing erectile dysfunction. 

Find out more in our blog, ‘Does diabetes cause erectile dysfunction?’

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Authored Jan 10, 2022 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 10, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm