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Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in Men with Type 1 Diabetes

They found that 61% of the men had ED at least once during the study period. Some men permanently lost their ability to have erections. For others, ED tended to come and go.

The scientists also reported the following:

  • Approximately 39% of the men never experienced ED during the study period.
  • About 7% had ED for 1 or 2 consecutive years, but did not have erection problems afterward.
  • Forty-two percent had ED come, go, and return at least once.
  • Thirteen percent had persistent ED.

The average age of the men’s first ED incident was 43 years.

Men with no ED or isolated episodes of ED were more likely to be younger, have a lower body mass index (BMI), and manage their blood sugar.

Please click here for more information on how diabetes affects the sexual health of both men and women.


American Diabetes Association

“Type 1 Diabetes”

The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Palmer, Melody R. PhD, et al.

“Longitudinal Patterns of Occurrence and Remission of Erectile Dysfunction in Men With Type 1 Diabetes”

(Full-text. Published online: August 25, 2017)

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