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Diabetes - Erectile Dysfunction

How often do men with diabetes experience ED?

Erectile dysfunction is a common issue in diabetic men -- in fact, research indicates that men with diabetes are four times more likely to experience erectile dysfunction as men without diabetes.

Erectile dysfunction occurs 10-to-15 years earlier in men with diabetes than in men without diabetes and diabetic men with ED may also suffer more severe ED than men without diabetes. The severity of their ED also increases with age, length of time and poor diabetes control. ED may also worsen with the presence of cardiovascular complications and therapy.

Understand that, with proper treatment of diabetes, the chances of diabetic men being affected by ED are reduced, but not eliminated.