Low Testosterone in Men with Type 2 Diabetes – a growing public health concern

Type 2 diabetes may be one of the commonest causes of hypogonadism – a lack of function in the testes, which adversely affects testosterone production. The authors report on diabetes-related hypogonadism and its wider effects, and call for further efforts to understand and prevent this growing problem.

Paresh Dandona, Sandeep Dhindsa, Anil Chandel, Shehzad Topiwala, Low Testosterone in Men with Type 2 Diabetes – a growing public health concern, Diabetes Voice, International Diabetes Federation, June 2009

Abstract

Testosterone is the principal sex hormone in men. It is important not only for normal sexual function but also for maintaining bone and muscle strength, mental and physical energy, and overall well-being. Low testosterone is associated with diminished libido, erectile dysfunction, increased fat mass, decreased muscle, bone mass and energy, depression, and anaemia. Type 2 diabetes may be one of the commonest causes of hypogonadism – a lack of function in the testes, which adversely affects testosterone production. The authors report on diabetes-related hypogonadism and its wider effects,
and call for further efforts to understand and prevent this growing problem.


Sara SDx

Sara SDx

Editor of Don't Cook your Balls, Co-Founder of TrakFertility.com, Health Coach and Men's Health Advocate. Passionate about sperm, men's health and helping people build their families.
Sara SDx

Author: Sara SDx

Editor of Don't Cook your Balls, Co-Founder of TrakFertility.com, Health Coach and Men's Health Advocate. Passionate about sperm, men's health and helping people build their families.